546-0953/01 – Analysis of Industrial Plants Risks (ARPZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. RNDr. Pavel Danihelka, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. RNDr. Pavel Danihelka, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2001/2002Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DAN40 prof. RNDr. Pavel Danihelka, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 20+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 20+0
Distance Credit and Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student, after absolving the course, will be equiped by elementary competences for understanding industrial risks. He/she will be able to identify basic risks as well acute as chronic, corresponding to chemical substances, physical processes, height, pressure, energy and mass transfer and other typical processes in industry.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Basic terms and definitions – hazard, risk, probability, severity. Hazard sources and hazard transfer. Industrial activities as sources of risks to a man, the environment and industrial installations themselves. Preliminary methods of risk identification and assessment – index methods (PHA, DOW indexes, IAEA TEC-DOC ?27 ...), their uses and limitations. Tools for detailed risk analysis – trees of faults and events, HAZOP, CPQRA, MOSAR. Toxicological aspects of industrial risks, ecotoxicology. Explosions (UVCE, BLEVE, TNT model) and fires. Crisis management, emergency plans, crisis communication. Legislative aspects of industrial risks.

Compulsory literature:

P. Danihelka: Analysis and Management of Industrial Risks, VŠB – TU Ostrava, 2002, ISBN 80-248-0084-5 Zákon 59/2006 Sb. a přepisy související OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response, OECD 2003 Risk Management Guide for Major Industrial Accidents intended for municipapilites and Industry, CRAM – Conseil pour la réduction des accidents industriels majeurs, Canada, Québec 2002, ISBN 2-922820-04-1 Awareness and Preparedness for Emergency at Local Level: a Process for Responding to Technological Accidents, ISBN 92-807-1183-0 U.S. EPA 550-B-99-009: Risk management programme guidance for off-site consequence analysis, April 1999, www.epa.gov/ceppol/

Recommended literature:

Popov V., Brebta C.A. (2006): Risk analysis V. Simulation and hazard Mittigation. WIT Transaction on ecology and the Environment, (400 p.). Kungolos A.G. (2006): Environmental toxikology. WIT Transaction on ecology and the Environment, (384 p.). Heyman B. (2001): Risk, hels and hesly care: A qualitative approach. Hodder Arnold, (384 p.). Bachmann T.M.(2006: Hazardous substance and human health,8. Elsevier. (612p.). ISBN: 978-0-444-52218-4. Bedford T., Cooke R.M.(2001): Probabilistic risk analysis: Foundation and methods. Cambridge University Press, (386)., ISBN: 0521773202.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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