Operational Readiness

Ensuring the safe startup of processes over the life of a facility is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk.  This chapter describes the management practices for performing pre-startup reviews of (1) new processes, (2) processes that have been shut down for modification, and (3) processes that have been administratively shut down for other reasons. Introduction on Opertional Readiness.

For more in-depth information regarding managing risk, read CCPS' Guidelines concept books.

Walk the Line

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Walk the Line Jerry Forest Global Process Safety Manager Celanese 225 E. John Carpenter Freeway Suite 1200 Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 417-1920 Jerry...

Risk Adverse or Risk Ad Nauseam

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
The use of risk management techniques and tools has become more common place in the past few decades, but have we really learned how to use them...

Compliance: The Necessary Evil

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Compliance: The Necessary Evil Compliance is not optional. Where process safety regulations are in place and enforced, failure to comply puts one’s...

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...

Typical Elements of Process Safety Management

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
This paper will present a suggestion of key elements that will provide grants for companies to develop their process safety management system, which...

Lightning Warning Techniques for Risk Mitigation

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
Lightning can pose a threat to numerous processes associated with the production and handling of energetic materials and materials that may produce...

Chemical Explosion Isolation For Small Contained Vessels

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
Particle size reduction equipment are used in many branches of the process industries, such as food, chemical, pharmaceutical and energy. According...

C2 Splitter Retray and Control Improvement

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
As part of an ethylene production expansion project, C2 splitter trays were restructured in the plant’s turnaround in 2012. This change made a...

Infiltration Hazards for Building Siting Studies

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 31, 2014
While facility siting studies have been a requirement for many years, specifically for facilities that must comply with OSHA’s PSM program, only...

MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants Accumulation of C3 (MAPD, Methyl Acetylene & Propadiene) and C4 (VA, Vinyl Acetylene)...

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...

Explosion Prevention and Mitigation

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2009
The analysis, prevention, protection and mitigation of fire, explosion, and reactivity hazards continue to be important to the loss prevention...

Avoiding Static Ignition Hazards in Chemical Operations

September, 1999
Written by Laurence Britton, who has over 20 years' experience in the fields of static ignition and process fire and explosion hazards research, this resource addresses an area not extensively covered in process safety standards or literature: understanding and reducing potential hazards associated...

CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Mechanical Integrity of Tubing

May
2012
Process Safety Beacon
Proper installation, maintenance, and inspection of metal tubing is important in preventing fires and toxic material releases in process plants. Do not forget about tubing just because it is usually small. Even a small leak can cause a fire that can...

Practical Compliance with the EPA Risk Management Program: A CCPS Concept Book

July, 2009
At last, smaller chemical processing operations have truly easy access to process safety and risk management programs tailored to meet their needs. Written as a "how to" book with checklists, it offers sufficient information for managers of facilities with small chemical operations to implement a...
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