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.

Societal Risk Criteria and Pipelines

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
The discussion of societal risk criteria for the process industry began in the 1970's, led primarily by the Dutch and British governments. Most of...

Fatal Exposure: Tragedy At DuPont

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
This investigation by the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) provides unique lessons in process safety. Three...

Flash Fire From a Hot Combustible Liquid

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
A truck driver loading a tanker was fatally injured in a flash fire. The accident occurred at the loading rack of a petroleum refinery. The truck...

Design Challenges in Tankage Modernization

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
In order to comply with regulation requirements, a refinery needs to perform major revamps to produce different grades of Diesel, namely ULSD, Off-...

Turnaround Excellence - Key Success Factors

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
Turnaround Excellence is more than a state of being… it is a journey. Achieving and sustaining excellence is wholly dependent on a site approach of...

Beware of the Black Swan

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
In 16 th century London, a statement that describes impossibility was referred to as a “black swan” because all historical records of swans up to...

Proven in Use (What's the Quality of Your Data)

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
To perform LOPA's, fault tree analysis, SIL verifications and other quantitative likelihood analyses requires data. As much as everyone wants data,...

Taking a Risk for Safety

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Taking a Risk for Safety Over the last twenty years companies in the process industries have invested heavily in their occupational safety programs...

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...

Use PFFM Instead of Hazop

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
While accepted world-wide as being the standard for process hazard analysis for many years, the HazOp review technique is cumbersome. This drives the...

A Pre-Plan for Process Safety Management

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
This paper will present the steps a small pharmaceutical research and development company is taking to prepare for Process Safety Management (PSM)...

Fire From Iron

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Although the potential consequences of combustible dust explosions are becoming more widely known, the potential consequences of combustible dust...

Why Smaller Companies Struggle with Process Safety

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Proposed title: Why smaller companies struggle with Process Safety Author: John Herber, Principal Consultant, Process Hazard Management Services, LLC...

Process Safety - Management or Leadership?

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Process Safety Management is often presented as technically complex, requiring a large staff of engineers and specialists with an array of tools and...

Auto Refrigeration and Metal Embrittlement

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Abstract AIChE Housten Conference April 1-4 2012 Loss Of Containment Protection Auto Refrigeration and Metal Embrittlement Tys Koerts Sr. Process...

Gains From Getting near Misses Reported

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
[An earlier edition of this paper was first presented at the “International Conference and Workshop – Process Safety Incidents,” 2000, organized by...

Relief Design for Laboratories and Pilot Plants

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Relief evaluation and system design for laboratories and pilot plants presents unique challenges to the relief designer. Relief devices designed for...

Critical Alarm Management : Connecting the Dots

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
In the aftermath of some high profile national security incidents, investigations starting with the catastrophe or near miss and working backwards...

Operational Group for Process Safety

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
With the increase in requirements for monitoring and improving process safety indicators on a thermoelectric unit linked to a Braskem Basic...
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