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 ​​Centre of Advanced Process Safety ​

To be recognised as the referral center and partner of choice in process safety  by industries in Malaysia and Asia Pacific by 2025.


  • Provide opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge and expertise through advancement of Process Safety for the betterment of industry and mankind 
  • Collaborate through strategic alliance with renowned institutions to enhance industrial workforce competencies related to managing hazardous processes
  • Build close partnership with industries to inculcate safety culture and provide innovations and solutions for loss prevention
  • Cooperate with relevant national authorities and institutions to increase Process Safety knowledge and awareness amongst public
caps RD process safety 
Research Facilities And Lab Equipment
  • 20 Liter Spherical Explosive Chamber
  • Flash Point Tester
  • Loss of Containment – Liquid
  • Loss of Containment – Gas (pressure release)
  • Flame Propagation
  • Limiting Oxygen Index
  • Accelerating Rate Calorimeter (ARC 254)
  • Microtox Model 500
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)
    • ​FLUENT (ANSYS) Software
    • FLACS (Gexcon) Software​ ​QRA
  •  Tool – Safeti Software


  1. Noor Diana Abdul Majid, Azmi Mohd Shariff, Risza Rusli  (2015), “Process Safety Management (PSM) for Managing Contractors in Process Plant”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 37, pp 82 - 90 (2015) doi:10.1016/j.jlp.2015.06.014 ISI/SCOPUS (IF 1.4)
  2. Hanida Abdul Aziz, Azmi Mohd Shariff, Risza Rusli, Yew Kwang Hooi (2014), “Managing Process Chemicals, Technology and Equipment Information for Pilot Plant based on Process Safety Management Standard”, Process Safety and Environmental, In Press, Available online,, ISI/Scopus (IF 1.495)
  3. Hanida Abdul Aziz, Azmi Mohd Shariff, P. S. Zawiyah, Risza Rusli (2014), “Managing Operating Procedures in Process Plant for Safe Operations”, Journal of Applied Sciences, ISSN 1812-5654, DOI 10.3923/jas.2014
  4. Hanida Abdul Aziz, Azmi Mohd Shariff, and Risza Rusli (2014), “Operational Training Management System (OPTRAMS) for Safe Operation in Process Plant”, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 917 (2014) pp 325-331, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland doi:10.4028/
  5. Azmi Mohd Shariff, Nordiana Abdul Wahab (2014), “Inherent Fire Consequence Estimation Tool (IFCET) for Preliminary Design of Process Plant”, Fire Safety Journal, Volume 59, July 2013, Pages 47–54,, ISI/Scopus (IF 1.222).
  6. H. H. P. L. Pham, R. Rusli and M. Z. Abdullah (2014), “Consequence Study of Pressurized CO2 Release Containing Impurities with Obstacles”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 625, pp. 474-477, doi:10.4028/
  7. H. H. P. L. Pham, R. Rusli and M. Z. Abdullah (2014), “Dispersion Study of Pressurized CO2 Release with Obstacles”, Journal of Applied Science, vol. 14, pp. 3256-3262, ISSN 1812-5654. DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.3256.3262
  8. R. Rusli, E. J. T. Chang, H. H. P. L. Pham and A. M. Shariff (2014), “Solid Carbon Dioxide Formation from Rapid Fluid Expansion using Integration of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Mathematical Modelling”, Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol. 36,. ISBN 978-88-95608-27-3; ISSN 2283-9216. DOI: 10.3303/CET1436102. (IF 1.03)
  9. Nor Diana Abdul Wahab, Risza Rusli and Azmi Mohd Shariff, 2014. “Evaluation of Inherent Safety Strategies using FAHP to reduce human error”. Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 917, pp. 332-341.
  10. HA Aziz, AM Shariff, R Rusli (2014), Managing process safety information based on process safety management requirements, Process Safety Progress Vol. 33  Issue (1), pg. 41-48, DOI: 10.1002/prs.11610, (ISI/SCOPUS) (IF 0.593)
  11. N.A. Wahab, R. Rusli, A.M. Shariff, A. Buang (2014). “Assessment of Human Factor Performance using Bayesian Inference and Inherent Safety”. Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 845, 658-662.
  12. HA Aziz, A Shariff, M Muhamad (2014), Development of Process Safety Management System (PSMS): Mechanical Integrity (MI), Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 625, pg. 486-489, DOI10.4028/, (SCOPUS)  (IF 1.395)
  13. NDA Majid, AM Shariff, NAM Zaki (2014), Compliance of Hot Work Permit to Process Safety Management (PSM) Regulation, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 625, pg. 418-421, DOI10.4028/, (SCOPUS)  (IF 1.395)


AP Dr Risza Rusli
Centre of Advanced Process Safety (CAPS)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
32610 Seri Iskandar,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia

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