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.

PM2.5 Modeling Challenges

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 31, 2014
Air Dispersion Modeling is usually required to demonstrate compliance with the Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM 2.5 in support of an air permit...

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 31, 2014
PSM Introduction 'Master Class' with two invited speakers Copyright © American Institute of Chemical Engineers. All rights reserved.

Has PSI Become a Data Management Nightmare?

Sponsored Webinar
Mar 26, 2014
This webinar addresses the importance of Process Safety Information (PSI) and PSI management, the potential limitations associated with PSI...

Advances in Layer of Protection Analysis

AIChE Webinar
Jan 29, 2014
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) has become possibly the most commonly used quantitative risk methodology in the chemical industry. This webinar...

Project Execution Using the Stage Gate Process

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 4, 2013
In recent years more and more projects are being executed effectively using the “Stage Gate” process. This presentation provides an overview of the...

Advances in Automation: Wireless the Enabler

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 4, 2013
Older refineries and petrochemical facilities were built with the minimum amount of instrumentation, only that which was necessary to safely operate...

Risk Assessment Challenges 20:20

Southwest Process Technology Conference
Oct 3, 2013
A wide variety of hazard identification and risk assessment techniques are available. All techniques require knowledge in the fundamentals of the...

CSB Investigation of Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
On August 6, 2012 a hydrocarbon fire occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the crude unit of the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, California...

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...

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)...

PSM Challenge for Unregulated Upstream Facilities

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Upstream oil and gas facilities are typically exempt from the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard; however, in light of recent regulatory...

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...
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