Proposal: Process safety is emerging as a focus and competency in the Latin America Region. Industrial growth in this area has increased the need and desire to share information and lessons learned from companies and industries that have been involved from catastrophic incidents. Translation of CCPS Books into Mandarin will increase access to valuable information. Benefits: expand CCPS’ global presence and share process safety information.
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This project would revise and update the current CCPS publication “Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout”, including information on occupied portable buildings, facility and plant layout. Reference documents would include but not limited to API 752 and 753 as well as OSHA/EPA interpretation letters and recently published CCPS books touching on this subject.
Update to 1st ed. which addresses gaps in guidance, such as selecting materials of construction, condition monitoring, managed systems and MI metrics.
The original material for the Business Case for Process Safety (available on-line on the CCPS web-site for member companies) will be updated with current examples and will be expanded to include the concept of sustainability.
Develop a Concept Book that will address developing, strengthening and implementing Process Safety Culture. This book will also provide guidance for various management level to assess and develop a culture improvement plan.
Use a project timeline to guide the reader through the issues of ensuring PS is included at each step(gate) of an engineering project. It will have case studies & incidents for emphasis. It will follow RBPS elements, provide templates for various “gate reviews”, and will lean heavily on GL’s for design, siting, consequence modeling and other
An update to the original PSM implementation guideline which recognizes that most companies now have some form of PSM system but a number of companies, especially smaller companies, need a roadmap of how to efficiently and effectively upgrade their systems.
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.
This project will develop and publish a book providing advisory guidance on process safety for laboratories and pilot plants, where laboratories are defined as specially designed research or manufacturing area where relatively small quantities of materials are used, and pilot plants are small-scale manufacturing facilities to systematically evaluate process steps under conditions simulating a full production unit, validate lab research, and/or simulate full scale plant production. The current version of NFPA 45 (2011) clearly draws a distinction between laboratories and pilot plants, but does...
The purpose of this Guideline is to tie the use of metrics into integrated EH&SS management systems, integrating PSM and looking at how metrics are used throughout an organization. It should show how metrics can be used as a regular “Check” part of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle and the use of metrics to drive more robust and sustainable practices in management review and audits.