Emergency Management

Developing appropriate emergency management and response capabilities is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. Emergency management must have certain attributes of a risk-based management system, for more information, check out Introduction to Emergency Management.

For more information on this and other topics, read CCPS' Guidelines on managing risk.

Hurricane Ike Recovery - Electrical & Instrument Systems

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
On September 13, 2008 Hurricane Ike struck the Texas-Louisiana Coast causing severe damage to local chemical plant facilities and communities. This...

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...

Safety Controls, Alarms, and Interlocks As IPLs

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) involves the analysis of the sequence of events leading to an identified scenario. This analysis yields an...

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...

Near Misses - Private or Public Concern?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Near miss incidents include those releases and/or fires that do not result in significant employee injury or costs. In many cases there are federal...

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...

Using Alarms As a Layer of Protection

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Alarms and operator response are one of the first layers of protection in preventing a plant upset from escalating into a hazardous event. This...

Human Factors and Their Optimization

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
Weak control of human factors leads directly to error. An error can result in an initiating event of an accident sequence (directly by the mistake...

Flame Flashbacks: Causes and Prevention

AIChE Webinar
Apr 7, 2010
This webinar addresses the principle of flammability of vapor/air mixtures, including flammability limits, ignition temperatures, the effect of...

Fundamentals of Fire and Fire Control

AIChE Webinar
Sep 16, 2009
This webinar features a live question and answer session with Dr. J. Reed Welker, one of the world’s most respected experts in fire and fire control.

Continuous Monitoring for Hazardous Material Releases

March, 2009
Whether occurring accidentally or through acts of terrorism, catastrophic chemical releases must be identified early in order to mitigate their consequences. Continuous sensor monitoring can detect catastrophic chemical releases early enough to curb extreme amounts of damage. In several notable...

Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout

August, 2003
A resource for individuals responsible for siting decisions, this guidelines book covers siting and layout of process plants, including both new and expanding facilities. This book provides comprehensive guidelines in selecting a site, recognizing and assessing long-term risks, and the optimal lay...

Deflagration and Detonation Flame Arresters

May, 2002
Designed for chemical engineers and other technical personnel involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of facilities and equipment where deflagration and detonation flame arresters (DDFAs) may be required, this book fosters effective application and operation of DDFAs through treatment of...

Guidelines for Technical Planning for On-Site Emergencies

June, 1995
Prevention, preparedness, response and recovery--the key components of emergency planning--form the major sections of this work. The book first describes PSM (Process Safety Management) as the key to prevention, then goes on to consider the main features of a preparedness program, including...

Guidelines for Vapor Release Mitigation

April, 1988
Guidelines for Vapor Release Mitigation is a survey of current industrial practice for controlling accidental releases of hazardous vapors and preventing their escape from the source area.

Managing Dust Explosion Hazards

Vahid Ebadat
Companies that handle powders or other particulate solids need to be aware of the potential for fire and explosions, and follow industry best practices, codes and standards to manage the risk.

Decoding Safety Data Sheets

Ronald J. Willey
A safety data sheet holds a wealth of information that can help you safely and effectively handle chemicals in the lab, at the pilot scale, and on the production floor.
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