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Process Safety Boot Camp

Public (classroom) Course
Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught...

Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

CCPS was established in 1985 to focus on engineering and management practices that can prevent and mitigate catastrophic accidents involving release of hazardous materials. CCPS is supported by sponsors in the chemical and hydrocarbon process industries and active worldwide via conferences, books, databases, education, research, and more.

Process Safety Beacon: Understand Chemical Compatibility

July
2016
Process Safety Beacon
Chemical compatibility charts can be used to determine the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals, the compatibility of absorbents, and the suitability of materials of construction in chemical processes.

Inherently Safer Design

Public (classroom) Course
Get up-to-date on a fundamentally different approach to safety in the manufacture and use of chemicals. In one day, you’ll learn about inherently...

Basics of the Chemical Industry

eLearning (online) Course
The chemical industry value chain is complex. In this online course, you’ll gain a high-level review of the manufacture and markets for roughly 70...

Process Safety Management for Bioethanol

eLearning (online) Course
Process safety management is different in the biodiesel industry. Gain tools, techniques and regulatory guidance tailored to your unique needs.

Process Safety Boot Camp

Public (classroom) Course
Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught...

Predict Incidents with Process Safety Performance Indicators

February
2016
Safety
Wahid Azizi
Become a seer of process safety incidents with carefully chosen process safety performance indicators (PSPIs). A PSPI program developed using the barrier-based or tier-based approach will serve as your crystal ball.

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

eLearning (online) Course
LOPA is the methodology used by process organizations worldwide for risk analysis. Learn the basic LOPA approach to selecting and analyzing potential...
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Advanced Emergency Relief System Design

Public (classroom) Course
Responsible for the safe handling of the effluent from relief systems? Explore the broad topic of emergency relief system design with an emphasis on...

Interview with OSHA's Jordan Barab

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April 10, 2014
Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, gives an overview of Executive Order 13650, which aims to improve chemical...

July 2016 CEP Preview

July 19, 2016
In the special energy section this month, CEP looks at hydrogen fuel cells, delving into the technology's obstacles and its potential.

Foundations of Process Safety

Public (classroom) Course
Offered outside of North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of process safety...

HAZOP Studies

eLearning (online) Course
Need to plan and execute a HAZOP Study team review? This course covers the concepts and techniques you’ll need.

Overview of Risk Based Process Safety

Public (classroom) Course
This course will introduce you to CCPS’ Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) approach, including the four pillars and twenty elements that define the...

Heat Exchanger Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with...

Selecting Sensors for Safety Instrumented Systems

July
2015
Back To Basics
Jessica Lo, Erik Mathiason, Chad McGuire
A plant’s safety instrumented system (SIS) is critical in preventing process safety incidents. Use this guide to help choose the proper sensors for your plant’s SIS.

June 2016 CEP Preview

June 14, 2016
This month a special SBE supplement looks at commercializing industrial biotechnology.

Ethics and the Chemical Engineer

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December 12, 2013
What do future chemical engineering leaders know about ethics? Ethics and safety have become a major part of the chemical engineering profession. AIChE's 2013 Gala in November...

Guidelines for Implementing Process Safety Management, 2nd Edition

June, 2016
The 2 nd edition provides an update of information since the publication of the first edition including best practices for managing process safety developed by industry as well as incorporate the additional process safety elements. In addition the book includes a focus on maintaining and improving...

Atmospheric Tank Failures: Mechanisms and an Unexpected Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:05pm-4:35pm
Most of the literature on catastrophic failures of low pressure tanks focuses on the ignition of explosive mixtures in the vapor space of those tanks...

Manage Risk and Improve Production Start-up of Capital Projects

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 1:00pm-1:30pm
In the final phases of a capital project, there are periods of high risk and several opportunities to shorten the time to full, on-spec production...

CCPS Certification Process for Certified Process Safety Professional

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:15am-11:45am
Abstract CCPS Certification Process for Certified Process Safety Professional Over the past 30 years, CCPS has focused its global efforts in four key...

Revitalizing Auditing Practices - One Company's Journey

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:15am-10:45am
Auditing can become a mundane and unsuccessful task when done repeatedly the same way by the same personnel. Auditors can get ‘stuck in a rut’ and...

Steam System Control and Optimization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:00am-9:30am
Control of the overall steam system in a refinery or a large petrochemical plant can be one of the most difficult automation challenges, yet one of...

Conducting a Human Reliability Assessment to Support PHA and LOPA

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:00am-8:30am
PHA and LOPA facilitators may struggle with Human Factors and Administrative controls in their team sessions for a variety of reasons. These could...

Case Study on Inspection of Radiant Heater Ethylene Cracker Tubes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:05pm-4:30pm
A tube crawler has been developed to quantify the carburization in 25%Cr-35%Ni alloy tubes used in furnaces for ethylene production. Eddy current...
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