An Introduction to Methods of Process Safety Hazard Assessment

AIChE Webinar
Originally delivered Nov 19, 2009

One of the most important activities that a chemical engineer participates in is the evaluation of the safety of a process system. What can go wrong? How bad would it be? What can be done to prevent the event from happening?

This presentation outlines several commonly used process safety review techniques used to answer these questions. The presentation includes Hazards and Operability Analysis(HAZOP), 'What Ifs', and Checklists. The presentation also presents an overview of more advanced techniques such as Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and Consequence Analysis.

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Dr. Randy Freeman

Randy Freeman is President and Chief Consultant for S&PP Consulting of Houston, TX. He has over 30 years industrial process safety experience at Monsanto/Solutia, where he was responsible for process safety technology, risk analysis for all Monsanto/Solutia facilities on a worldwide basis, and at ABS Consulting where he was a Senior Consultant on Process Safety.

He is a Fellow of AIChE and an Emeritus member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). He is a past chairman of the Safety and Health Division of AIChE and is an Emeritus member of the AIChE Loss Prevention...

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