2021 Goswami FAI Safety Assessment of Fertilizer Plants in India

FAI has been carrying out the safety assessment of fertilizer plants periodically. The present study covered safety performance of fertilizer plants during the period 2015-2020. The fertilizer plants include ammonia, urea, acid and complex fertilizer plants. Safety data was analyzed with respect to causes and locations. Safety indices like loss time injury rate, severity rate and fatal accident frequency rate have been calculated. Results have been compared with the results of previous periods. It was found that the both loss time injury rate (LTIR) and severity rate declined compared to previous survey periods. The period for accident free operation was also increased from average of 847 days in 2010-2015 to 1150 days in 2015-2020. The paper highlights the causes and work areas prone to injuries. Some observations and learnings are also presented in brief.

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