Elements of Process Safety

The four pillars and the twenty elements of risk based process safety can be designed and implemented at varying levels of rigor to optimize process safety management, performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada The focus of this paper will be on the cracking heaters at the NOVA Chemicals Corunna site,...

Lessons Learned From Fire in Air Supply Ducts

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
ABSTRACT Submitted for consideration to the 47 th LPS on Oct 31, 2012 Title: Lessons Learned from Fire in Air Supply Ducts Primary author: Al Waller...

Blacks Swans, White Swans and Fifty Shades of Grey

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Last year at the Global Congress for Process Safety we presented a paper entitled, “Beware of the Black Swan: The Limitations of Risk Analysis for...

Process Safety in Power Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Process Safety is a very common and used topic in the chemical industry. According to CCPS, an incident is reported as a process safety incident if...

Using near Misses to Improve Risk Management Decisions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
In the process safety literature it is often claimed that the analysis of near-miss incidents can improve process safety performance. However,...

Visual Aid to Reduce Spurious Trips and Nuisance Alarms

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
HAZOP and Safety Integrity Level (SIL studies encourage adding safeguards such as alarms and trip with little consideration for cost or operability...

Update of the Activities of the NOx Safety Task Group

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
The initial AIChE Task Group for NOx Safety was set up following a disclosure of significant accumulations of the NOx compound, N 2 O 3, in an...

Snares to LOPA Action Items

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Snares to LOPA Action Items Glenn Rozmus, Dustin J. Smith, Dick A. Baum Greater numbers of action items are being generated from the LOPA process as...

Operational Discipline: Panacea for Performance?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Over the last few years, many companies have had an increased focus on implementing or upgrading programs to improve operational discipline (OD) in...

Flammable Vapor Explosion At Dupont Yerkes Facility

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
This case study examines a November 9, 2010, explosion at an E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co. Inc., Yerkes chemical plant in Buffalo, New York when a...

Promoting Commitment to Process Safety

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Successful implementation of process safety management (PSM) typically requires the use of a combination of physical and procedural safeguards...

Conduct of Operations Best Practice Networks

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Conduct of Operations Best Practice Networks Marco Vela Corporate Process Safety Engineer Celanese 1601 West LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 417-...

Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders The first pillar of Risk Based Process Safety Management is "Commitment to Process Safety." A...

Using Assessments to Improve Process Safety Culture

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
It is generally accepted that companies managing highly hazardous chemicals require a strong process safety culture and process safety management...

A Systematic Approach to Relief System Evaluation

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Managing the lifecycle of relief and flare systems data is complex and fraught with challenges and risks, whether the work is performed internally or...

Process Safety As a Career Foundation

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
The foundation of one’s profession can have an exponential effect on the lifelong development of their careers. There may be no stronger launching...

Identifying Root Causes in Auditing

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
AIChE 9th Global Congress on Process Safety April 28-May 1, 2013 San Antonio, TX Call for Papers Title: Identifying Root Causes in Auditing Authors:...

Beyond the 2 Million Safe Hours

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
ABSTRACT In September 2012, WorleyParsons Arctic Business Unit, part of WorleyParsons Western Operations in Southern California, celebrated...

Defining and Creating Best Practices

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
The continuous drive for excellence in our industry reaches all segments and disciplines of our organizations. The goal to improve the safety of our...

Troubleshooting a Furnace Emissions Problem

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
We had been fighting CO flue gas emissions on our CEMS analyzer for around a year, we had indications that it was a burner problem, fixed the burners...

Process Safety - A Value Not Just a Priority

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Process Safety in any Organisation will only be efficient when its Safety culture allows. If Process Safety Management (PSM) efforts are subjected to...

Application of Lagging Indicators in Japan

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Application of lagging indicator in Japan Japan Petrochemical Industry Association is a group composed by the petrochemical manufacturers established...

Process Safety Management Framework in Japan

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
In recent years, accidents of chemical plants are occurring frequently in Japan. One of the reasons is that many Japanese companies do not have a...

Process Safety: At the Heart of Operations

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Process Safety is no longer a supporting function but core business in any organization that operates high risk facilities. To ensure a safe and...

Importance of Field Testing Liquid Distributors

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Spray nozzles & gravity distributors are primarily used in different Oil refinery facilities (columns, scrubbers, etc.). Installers and...
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