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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.

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 (...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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