Fundamentals of Process Safety

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Course Type: 
Instructor-led (classroom) Course
Course Length: 
2 days

Understand Hazards and Risks

As a chemical engineer, your job is to design and manage facilities in such a way as to avoid loss of containment incidents resulting in fire, explosion or toxic release.  Such incidents can contribute to multiple casualties and can undermine the long term viability of an operation. 

A knowledge of process hazards and how they behave in an operating environment is essential to designing out scenarios that can cause significant harm. If potential accidents are well understood it should be possible to develop and operate processes that are less vulnerable to failure. 

Process safety – The Basics

In two interactive days, you’ll learn about process hazards as well as physical and human failure modes that have contributed to major process incidents. Gain an understanding of engineering practices related to layout and spacing, system isolation, grading and drainage, relief and blowdown, electrical area classification, fire protection, instrumentation, human factors and facility siting. Throughout the course, you’ll examine numerous accident case studies and participate in team breakout exercises.

Continuing Education Units: 
Professional Development Hours
15.0 PDHs


AIChE Members* $1,295
AIChE Grad Student Members $647.50
AIChE Undergrad Student Members $647.50
Non-Members** $1,495
Training 10 or More? Volume Pricing is available. Send an e-mail to for more information.

*Employees of CCPS member companies can register for this course at the AIChE Member price. Please contact Customer Service at or call 1-800-242-4363 (outside the US call 203-702-7660).

** AIChE Membership is just $199 a year. For more information on becoming an AIChE member click here.

If you are interested in scheduling this course for In-Company Training, please complete the Request for Proposal Form and we will e-mail you a proposal.


Note: Registered attendees will receive an email 4 weeks before the course start date (6 weeks if course is outside the U.S.) notifying them of the status of the course. Please do not book airline tickets before you receive notification as we cannot reimburse tickets or airline change fees if the class is not held. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service (800.242.4363 or 203.702.7660 outside US).

October 20-21, 2014

Las Vegas, NV
United States

This instance of the course has been cancelled

Venue: Cancelled

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