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OSHA has recognized Design Institute for Emergency Relief System (DIERS) methods as good engineering practice for process safety management of highly hazardous materials. If you’re responsible for the safe handling of the effluent from relief systems, this course will teach you how to apply the DIERS techniques for providing adequate pressure relief for runaway reactions and other pressure-producing events.
Applying DIERS Technology in Your Facility
This course covers the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) techniques for providing adequate pressure relief for runaway reactions and other pressure-producing events that result in two-phase flow.Each participant receives the texts: Emergency Relief Systems Design Using DIERS Technology (published by AIChE), and Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems (published by CCPS and includes CCflow computer routines).
William Ciolek is a Principal Design Engineer with UOP, a Honeywell company, where he is the lead specialist for pressure relief worldwide. For 30 years he has consulted on the gamut of pressure relief problems and related process safety elements. Bill has trained hundreds of engineers at UOP and Amoco Corporation on pressure relief design.
He served as chairman of the DIERS Users Group subcommittee on incidents and case histories, and is a current member of the API Subcommittee on Pressure Relieving Systems.
A graduate of Michigan State University, he specializes in...Read more
Robert D’Alessandro has over 35 years of experience in chemical engineering as department manager, project manager, process engineer, and technology specialist. This experience includes process development, process improvement, process troubleshooting, process debottlenecking, process hazard analyses, process design during the conceptual, basic, and detailed engineering phases of capital projects, and process plant startups. Employments include large and small CPI corporations in operating companies, process technology companies and engineering & construction companies....Read more
Benjamin McDavid is a Process Safety Engineer with Ashland Inc. He has 20 years of experience that includes process safety, process engineering design and operations and has worked for Engineering and Construction as well as operating companies. He has been performing pressure relief design using DIERS technology since 1997. He has been active with the DIERS Users Group since 2000. He is a professional engineer in the state of West Virginia. Read more
Dr. Theodore Nelson is focused on performing pressure relief and flare system (PRFS) evaluations for clients in the petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He has proven experience with conducting incident investigations and a demonstrated record of addressing safety solutions. Dr. Nelson also has extensive experience in safety technologies, safety testing, process technology, Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) methodology, Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) guidelines, process safety management (PSM), hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies,...Read more