CCPS Project Subcommittees

Each year the CCPS Technical Steering Committee develops a list of projects, and a Project Subcommittee is established for each approved CCPS project or group of associated projects. Members of the Technical Steering Committee suggest individuals with the appropriate experience and expertise for particular projects.

Active CCPS Projects are listed below. CCPS Project Subcommittees consist of at least eight professionals from sponsor manufacturers or users of chemicals, with no more than one representative from each company. Click here to view Roles & Responsibilities of CCPS teams.

Note: Only logged-in CCPS members can view project statuses. They may also download the active project list in MS Word format by clicking here (please wait a few seconds for the download to start after clicking this link).

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Benchmarking Process Safety Management Systems

A formal, systematic PSM benchmarking program that allows participants to understand the strengths and weakness of their current process safety management process, set definitive goals for improvement, and define their programs position relative to others.

Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD)

PERD is looking for companies to download data for equipment of their choosing into an Excel spreadsheet or Access database for submittal to PERD. PERD will take the data and calculate reliability parameters for things like mean time to failure for specific failure modes where such data is sufficient.

Process Safety Incident Database (PSID)

To operate an easily accessible secure database for sharing incident information among members with a focus on the lessons learned from the incident. The PSID "Committee" is comprised of representatives from only paying member companies. Only manufacturing companies are eligible to join. A separate membership and set of obligations from regular CCPS membership is required because of the confidentiality of the data. Membership pricing is very reasonable and includes access for every employee of the company joining if approved by that company’s PSID Administrator.

Project 191: Guidelines for Pressure Relief & Effluent Handling 2nd Edition

This book presents a methodology which helps properly size all the components in a pressure relief system from the relief device through vapor liquid separation equipment up to the stack. It is the only book in this field that covers the topic of 2-Phase flow, based on the most up to date research and studies by the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS). Along with the CCFlow suite of design tools and the new Superchems for DIERS® Lite software included with the, this book is essential for engineers designing chemical plants, refineries, and similar facilities

Project 210: Benchmarking Project

A formal, systematic PSM benchmarking program that allows participants to understand the strengths and weakness of their current process safety management process, set definitive goals for improvement, and define their programs position relative to others.

Project 219: Process Safety Moments Presentations

Create a library of short (1 to 4 slide) PowerPoint files. This will allow for easy sharing and presentation. Other media such as video clips (embedded in PowerPoint presentations) or podcasts would be considered. Another potential idea is to have TSC members record the moments to provide a personalized, reality feel. The material topic and/or intended audience would influence the media selection: i.e. PowerPoint (printouts) for a toolbox meeting v. podcasts for a business leader focused Process Safety Moment.

Project 237: Guidelines for Barrier Risk Management (Bow Tie Analysis)

This Concept Book would review the foundation of the method, provide instructions on how to draw the bow tie correctly and how to avoid common errors. Typical constructs for typical process threats – corrosion, impact, improper operation / human error, operational upsets, etc. would be demonstrated. The risk management information associated with every barrier would be explained, e.g. barrier owner, performance expectation, pending actions, related documents. The Guideline would address how to convene a team to develop the bow tie diagram and how the review process. Its use in ongoing...

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