Application of TRIZ creativity intensification approach to chemical process safety

Junghwan Kim, Jinkyung Kim, Younghee Lee, Wonsub Lim, Il Moon

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This study develops a modified method of TRIZ to improve safety in chemical process design. This method is modified by the theory of TRIZ, which is inventive problem solving theory, for retrofit design of chemical process considering safety. The original TRIZ is difficult to access to chemical process safety due to inapplicability and ambiguity of terminology in classification of these parameters. It is necessary to be modified TRIZ for chemical process safety. This study reorganized thirty-nine parameters of the TRIZ into six categories such as mechanic, operator, process upset, design, natural hazard and material. The modified TRIZ is tested to jacketed reactor and polyethylene reactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1039-1043
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by MKE (Ministry of Knowledge Economy) under the program of ETI (Energy Technology Innovation). This paper is a result of “Research Group of Energy Safety for Next Generation” (Project No 2007-M-CC23-P-08-1-000).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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