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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Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD)

To develop and operate a pilot database of operating company reliability data to aid in process safety and maintenance evaluations. Once pilot database is proven, expand to a full database of maintenance and reliability data for equipment in the Chemical Processing Industry and Hydrocarbon Processing Industry.

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 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. Every barrier can have associated risk management information – this would be explained: 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 this should be reviewed. Its use in ongoing...

Project 241: Guidelines for Safe Automation, 2nd Edition

An update to the original 1993 guideline, this edition will cover state-of-the-art design and maintenance of Basic Process Control Systems (BPCS) and its role in overall safe operation. It will also focus on the BPCS/operator interface and will have worked examples of control schemes in combination with SIS. RBPS principles will be integrated and a control strategy for cyber attack “security” will also be covered.

Project 242: Student Handbook for Process Safety

This project will include the development and evaluation of tools for application of process safety principles throughout the standard chemical engineering curriculum in addition to, or as an alternative to, adding a new specific process safety course.

Project 243: Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity Systems, 2nd Edition

This book will be an expansion of the first edition and will address gaps in guidance, such as selecting materials of construction, condition monitoring, critical safety equipment, RBI and MI metrics. More examples will be included from member companies for best practices.B183