Conduct of Operations

Developing and sustaining high standards in the conduct of operations is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. The concept of conduct of operations, the attributes of a reliable system for conducting operations, and the steps an organization might take to formalize the conduct of operations can be found in the Introduction to Conduct of Operations.

More information regarding Conduct of Operations can be found in these CCPS Guidelines books regarding managing risk.

One critical aspect of Conduct of Operations is managing the communication interfaces between workers and work groups.  
Information on Interface Management may be found in this short publication. 

Perspectives on Ragagep

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice or RAGAGEP is a fundamental building block of OSHA's PSM standard. OSHA has announced...

Are Unconfined Hydrogen Vapor Cloud Explosions Credible?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
A question is frequently raised by owner/operators of chemical processing and refinery sites as to whether unconfined hydrogen vapor cloud explosions...

Improve Furnace Availability and Control Downtime

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
In 2008, Ethylene Producer's Committee sponsored a worldwide furnace maintenance survey among ethylene producers. Out of the 67 respondents, over 70...

Detail Analysis of Caustic Tower Fouling Mechanism

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 31, 2014
To ensure the successful chemical treatment of a caustic system, fouling mechanisms must be identified and their respective contributions to the...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

Modeling of Ground Flare Pits

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
New LNG liquefaction facilities have been configured to include large ground flares to allow for the safe combustion of large volumes of combustible...

Operations Management Panel Discussion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
The intent of this session is to present and develop a framework for management of rotating equipment within the plant. The papers and panel...

Case Histories and Lessons Learned

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Reviews of process safety incidents and near misses provide valuable learning opportunities. Papers dealing with incidents, near misses, and the...
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