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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Minimize the Risks of Flammable Materials

April
2012
Back To Basics
Daniel A. Crowl
Flammable materials can cause fires and explosions if they are not handled properly. Understanding these materials and the risks they pose is the first step to mitigating fire hazards.

Decoding Safety Data Sheets

June
2012
Safety
Ronald J. Willey
A safety data sheet holds a wealth of information that can help you safely and effectively handle chemicals in the lab, at the pilot scale, and on the production floor.

The Case for Double Mechanical Seals

June
2009
Back To Basics
Jack Berg
Using double mechanical seals as part of thermoplastic pumps can prevent costly downtime and environmental damage.

Nitrogen — Hazard and Safeguard

June
2012
Process Safety Beacon
This Beacon is not focused on a single incident, but on incidents that continue to occur across industry — nitrogen asphyxiation.

Use Nitrogen Safely

March
2012
Safety
Dennis Croll, Paul Yanisko
Understanding the potential hazards and taking the proper precautions will allow you to reap such benefits as improved product quality and enhanced process safety.

An Engineer’s Guide to Management of Change

March
2012
Back To Basics
R. Wayne Garland
Using a formal change procedure promotes safe operations and prevents injuries and deaths, and it will also favorably impact the bottom line.

Understanding Process Safety Management

August
2010
Back To Basics
Adrian L. Sepeda
A structured risk-based approach defines the pathways to successful implementation of process safety management objectives
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