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Program Committee's William H. Doyle Award

The Program Committee and the Safety & Health Division presents this award in memory of Bill Doyle. He was a founder of the AIChE Loss Prevention Symposium series and contributed greatly to the knowledge and understanding of loss prevention in the chemical industry for over 50 years.

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A plaque.

The award is presented at the Loss Prevention Symposium during the Global Congress on Process Safety.

Selection criteria include:

  1. The paper is clearly written and well presented.
  2. The paper has a wide applicability to chemical industry loss prevention efforts.
  3. The paper adds substantial knowledge to the field of loss prevention.
  4. The paper engages the intellect of the audience.
  5. Would cause BILL DOYLE to rise to his feet, ask a penetrating question, make decisive comments, and then lead the applause.

The award recognizes the best paper presented at the previous year's Loss Prevention Symposium. The recipient is selected by a vote of the members of the Loss Prevention Symposium Committee.

Award Winners

J. Kelly Thomas
Tom Ferrell
Dust Flame Propagation in Industrial Scale Piping, Parts I and II
J. Kelly Thomas
Propagation of a Vapor Cloud Detonation from a Congested into an Uncongested Area – Demonstration Test and Impact on Blast Load Prediction
Russell Ogle
Fatal Explosion Caused by An Intermittently-Used Fuel Gas Piping System
Samuel Rodgers
Application of the NFPA 654 Dust Layer Thickness Criteria – Recognizing the Hazard
Ronald Willey
Kinetic Modeling of the Reactions Involved in the T2 Explosion
Samuel Rodgers
Practical Issues with Marginally Explosible Dusts - Evaluating the Real Hazard
Scott G. Davis
Lessons Learned from the 2006 Explosion in Danvers MA
William Schmidt
Hydrocarbon Haze and Air Separation Unit Safety
Lisa Long
Vinyl Chloride Monomer Explosion
Ronald Willey
The Accident in Bhopal: Observations Twenty Years Later
Erdem Ural
Dust Explosion Venting Through Ducts
Peter Lodal
Distant Replay: What Can Reinvestigation of a 40-Year Old Incident Tell You?
Erdem Ural
Airplane Fuel Tank Explosions
Dennis Hendershot
Connections: How a Pipe Failure Resulted in Resizing Vessel Emergency Relief Systems
Robert Johnson, Thomas L. Oakey
Combustion Safeguards Test Intervals - Risk Study and Industry Survey
Angela Summers
Using Instrumented Systems for Overpressure Protection
Peter Lodal
Steam Line Rupture at Tennessee Eastman Division - November 3, 1998