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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.

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)...

HAZOP, LOPA, SIL: Be Careful What You Ask for!

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 21, 2010
In recent years Process Safety Engineers have promoted the use of HAZOP to identify hazards and assess safeguards, followed by LOPA to identify if...

Managing Management of Change

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 21, 2010
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has designated MOC as one of the areas where metrics need to be developed. One of the issues that CCPS...

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...

LOPA – Going Down the Wrong Path

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 21, 2010
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) has quickly gained acceptance in the Chemical Processing Industries (CPI), and has risen to be one of the leading...

Training Management of Change Approvers

Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 21, 2010
Many companies have made great strides in change management systems since OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard 29 CFR 1910.119 was first...

Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics

October, 2009
Process safety metrics is a topic of frequent conversation within chemical industry associations. Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics provides basic information on process safety performance indicators, including a comprehensive list of metrics for measuring performance and examples as to how...

Explosion Prevention and Mitigation

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2009
The analysis, prevention, protection and mitigation of fire, explosion, and reactivity hazards continue to be important to the loss prevention...

LNG Safety - II

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
This session presents advancements in LNG safety in LNG baseload and receiving terminals, LNG ships and other related areas. LNG Vapor Dispersion...

Case Histories and Lessons Learned

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Reviews of process safety incidents and near misses provide valuable learning opportunities. Papers dealing with incidents, near misses, and the...

Risk Criteria

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
The new CCPS Guidelines for Establishing Risk Criteria will be published in mid-2009. This session includes papers regarding the development and...

Applications of Risk Analysis Techniques

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Hazard identification and risk assessment continue to be a critical part of the process safety efforts in process plants. Papers highlighting methods...

Audits, Inspection and Regulation

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
In the past few years, we have seen renewed emphasis on PSM through OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs and Homeland Security new Chemical Security’s...

Managing Organizational Change

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Management of Change has long been recognized as a fundamental cornerstone of a process safety program. Through the years, most companies have...

Fire, Explosion, & Quantitative Analysis

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
Fires and explosions result in the largest losses in process safety accidents. The increased sensitivity by industry, regulatory, and public sectors...

Transportation Risk

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
Transportation Risk Assessment (TRA) is an essential aspect of risk management. TRA manages transportation risks by considering hazards, routes, and...

Food and Consumer Products Process Hazards

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
The Food and Consumer Products area has significant hazards and risks from dust and flammable liquid explosions as well as from toxic releases...

Process Safety Metrics and Culture

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
This session features presentations focusing on using the new CCPS Process Safety Metrics and other metrics to drive continual improvement in a...

Tools to Identify Hazards

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
Personnel involved with day-to-day plant operations maintain an important role in the hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA) process. These...

Safety Culture and Operational Discipline

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
This session focuses on the cultural aspects of a successful Process Safety program. Papers that are presented cover new and innovative ideas on...

Consequence Modeling

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
Consequence modeling has evolved as a result of accident investigations, government regulations, and the maturation of process hazards analysis and...

Implementing PSM Globally

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
In the last several years there have been numerous changes in technical and analytical methods, process safety management systems, regulations,...

Auditing Process Safety

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
The 2nd Edition of the CCPS Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems is currently being prepared. This session will include papers...

Fires, Explosions and Reactive Chemicals

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
The analysis, prevention, protection and mitigation of fire, explosion, and reactivity hazards continue to be important to the loss prevention...

Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures, 3rd Edition

April, 2008
Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures, 3rd Edition keeps process engineers updated on the effective methodologies that process safety demands. Almost 200 pages of worked examples are included to facilitate understanding. References for further reading, along with charts and diagrams that...

Guidelines for the Management of Change for Process Safety

March, 2008
Guidelines for the Management of Change for Process Safety provides guidance on the implementation of effective and efficient Management of Change (MOC) procedures, which can be applied to improve process safety. In addition to introducing MOC systems, the book describes how to design an initial...

Guidelines for Performing Effective Pre-Startup Safety Reviews

March, 2007
This book provides guidance to those with responsibility for scheduling and executing a Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR). It outlines a protocol and tool for use by project or turnaround teams, to effectively and efficiently schedule and execute a PSSR. Integrates PSSR throughout the project/...

Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems

March, 2006
Process vent header collection systems are subject to continually varying compositions and flow rates and thus present significant challenges for safe design. Due to increasingly demanding safety, health, environmental, and property protection requirements, today's industrial designers are faced...

Guidelines for Chemical Process Quantitative Risk Analysis, 2nd Edition

October, 1999
Chemical process quantitative risk analysis (CPQRA) as applied to the CPI was first fully described in the first edition of this CCPS Guidelines book. This second edition is packed with information reflecting advances in this evolving methodology, and includes worked examples on a CD-ROM. CPQRA is...

RELEASE: A Model with Data to Predict Aerosol Rainout in Accidental Releases

March, 1998
This book documents CCPS's Aerosol Research Program to develop a model to predict liquid rainout from release of a pressurized, liquefied gas--and, hence the residual amount of material in a vapor cloud, which may be greater than the amount calculated from an enthalpy chart. RELEASE predicts the...

Dow's Fire & Explosion Index Hazard Classification Guide, 7th Edition

June, 1994
This popular safety best-seller is designed to help the user quantify the expected damage of potential fire and explosion incidents in realistic terms, identify the equipment likely to contribute to the creation or escalation of an incident, and communicate the fire and explosion risk potential to...
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