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Process Safety Boot Camp

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
CCPS
This intensive 4-day course is also offered periodically throughout the year to the broader chemical engineering public. Taught jointly by process...

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.

Management of Change (MOC) Auditing System

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Our company has discovered that regular auditing of the MOC process is essential to enforcing its proper use. We have developed an audit that can be...

Process Safety Performance Tool

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
The process safety management in a petrochemical company is a key factor for sustainability, since intends to prevent or minimize the consequences of...

PSM Auditing Dilemmas

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
In most PSM audits, the audit team will face one or more situations that represent a dilemma. These dilemmas usually require the individual auditor...

Human Performance Training

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Operator competency has been a major challenge for the petrochemical and refining industry for decades. In recent times, human factors are believed...

OSHA Refinery and Chemical NEP Findings

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
Since 2007, OSHA has initiated two major National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) in process safety. The Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management NEP (...

Modification of Risk Using Barrier Methodology

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
Risk assessments use frequency data mostly from generic sources, typically from the North Sea offshore environment or from process facility records...

Preparing for the Chemical NEP

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
On July 27, 2009, OSHA issued a National Emphasis Program for the chemical industry (“the Chemical NEP”). Pursuant to the Chemical NEP, OSHA will...

Complying with OSHA's RNEP, CNEP, and VPP RAGAGEP

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
The OSHA Refinery National Emphasis Program (NEP) and OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) PSM Supplement ask specific questions relative to many...

Objective Analysis of PSM Audit Data

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
In developing systems for Process Safety Management, compliance audits are integral with verification that practices and procedures are developed and...

Challenges in Hosting an NEP Inspection

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
An NEP inspection can be very resource intensive; OSHA has received over well over 10,000 pages of documentation at one refinery during an NEP...

OSHA Chemical NEP Panel Discussion

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 23, 2010
This presentation will provide additional time for the session speakers to discuss additional aspects of the OSHA Chemical National Emphasis Program...

Consequence Modeling of Chlorine Release

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
This paper describes the Consequence Modeling of Chlorine release from a Chlor Alkali plant as a part of Process Hazard Analysis. The objective was...

How to Evaluate Process Safety Culture

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
At first glance it may seem that organizational culture is subjective and therefore difficult to measure. Indeed, even the definition of culture...

Atmospheric Storage Tank Explosion Modeling

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
Many flammable products are usually stored in large vessels at atmospheric pressure. Ignition of an hydrocarbon-air mixture in such tanks can lead to...

Process Safety Management in the Energy Sector

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
This paper describes experience of application of the principles of process safety management within Centrica plc, an integrated energy company with...

Ensuring Consistency of Corporate Risk Criteria

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
The recently published CCPS text Guidelines for Developing Quantitative Safety Risk Criteria makes a strong case for corporations developing risk...

Journey towards PSM Excellence

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
This paper describes the experience, learning and major challenges in implementing Process Safety Management at Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)...

Modeling Small Releases from Tanks

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
The methodologies in the chapter on “Dispersion Modeling” in the CCPS book Guidelines for Consequence Analysis of Chemical Releases, provide means...

Process Safety in the Face of Significant Change

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 22, 2010
Development of an effective process safety culture requires employees to look beyond intended performance, to their own nonconscious assumptions...

Is It Really an Independent Protection Layer?

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 21, 2010
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a simplified chemical process risk assessment tool that is used to determine if sufficient independent...

Consistent Consequence Severity Estimation

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 21, 2010
LOPA, as a semi-quantitative analysis, often provides inconsistent results. This can be due to physical differences between units but often it is due...

Assessing the Burning Rate of Solid Oxidizers

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 21, 2010
A method for assigning solid oxidizers and products containing oxidizers to an NFPA Class was developed. The method consists of two reaction-to-fire...
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