Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis

A thorough Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, or risk, system is the core element in the RBPS pillar of understanding hazards and risk. The chapter describes the meaning of risk for RBPS purposes, the attributes of a risk system, and the steps an organization might take to implement a robust program for identifying hazards and analyzing risk. Introduction to Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis

Information regarding Remote Isolation and Shut Off

For more in-depth information regarding understanding hazards and risk, refer to CCPS' Guidelines.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

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CCPS
This online course offers an overview of Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) to mitigate risk in your processes.

HAZOP Studies

eLearning (online) Course
CCPS
Learn the concepts and techniques of the Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study methodology, including related matters of preparation, team meeting...

Equations for Flammability Parameters, Pmax and KG

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
The maximum pressure of gas combustion, P max , and the deflagration index, K G ,are very important flammability parameters that are used for risk...

Relief Systems Design: Simplifying Assumptions Gone Wrong

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
The process of evaluating an entire facility’s relief and flare systems design can be extremely time consuming and costly. In most cases, simplifying...

Impact of DDT on FPSO Explosion Risk Assessment

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
In recent explosion accidents on onshore petrochemical facilities, it has been concluded that a deflagration-to-detonation-transition (DDT) took...

Ethylene Decomposition: A Review

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Under conditions of high pressure and temperature, ethylene can decompose to methane and carbon. This highly exothermic reaction, once initiated, is...

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...

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...

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...

Risk Assessment Challenges to 20:20 Vision

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
A wide variety of hazard identification and risk analysis techniques are available. All techniques require knowledge in the fundamentals of the...

New Silicon-Carbide Joining Technology

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
FM Technologies, Inc. (FMT) has developed new methods for joining SiC-to-SiC and SiC-to-metal for use in ethylene production. Global production of...

The Path to New Technology Commercialization

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
For process developers, the commercialization of new process technology in the Hydrocarbon Processing Industries (HPI) is a difficult and almost...

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...

Unknown Aspects of Metal Dust Explosions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
Dust explosions hazards have been addressed in a number of standards and guidelines aiming at supporting industry to work safely (including NFPA 61,...

"All in" Means "All the Time"

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
Process safety must be the responsibility of all technical and operations personnel. As such, this responsibility is not limited to attendance at PHA...

Safety Research on Methanol-to-Olefins Process

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
This paper introduces the present situation of methanol to olefin (MTO) process in China, Analyzed the safety technical requirement based on the...

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...

Real-Time Risk Assessment and Decision Support

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 1, 2014
Managers and operators of major hazard facilities make complex decisions in hazardous situations as a part of their daily work activity. These...

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...

Auditing IPLs -- Using Safety Critical Functions Manuals

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 31, 2014
The three criteria for an independent layer of protection (IPL) are effectiveness, independence, and auditability. The effectiveness and independence...

Popcorn Polymer Fouling in Light Ends Units

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 31, 2014
Popcorn polymer fouling is thought to be exclusive to Butadiene plants, but in fact, there are dozens of isolated cases of popcorn polymer fouling...
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