2011

Deepwater Drilling Regulations In the Gulf of Mexico

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Deepwater Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico The Deepwater Horizon incident (DWH) of April 2010 led to many changes in deepwater operations in the...

Automation and Control of Drug-On-Demand Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
After the implementation of initiatives such as PAT and QbD, there has been a drive towards efficient manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry...

Loss of Downcomer Seal on a Depropanizer During a Plant Start up

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
The bottom C4’s product specification could not be met on the Depropanizer tower during a plant start up. The olefins unit had been started with a...

A New Class of Polymer Inhibitors

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Polymer inhibitors are used within an ethylene plant in locations which are susceptible to aggressive polymer formation i.e. Primary Fractionator,...

Operational Inputs Into the Mechanical Integrity Program

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
A predictive mechanical integrity (MI) program is based on the following: * Damage mechanisms that affect process equipment. * Rate at which...

Introductory Remarks

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm

Cracked Gas Compressor Control Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
The market conditions over the couple of years has prompted many end-users to review antisurge control design to help lower their energy index. A...

Objectives of Anti-Surge Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Objectives of Anti-Surge Control Preventing a compressor surge is the primary purpose of an anti-surge controller. However, there are additional...

Process Automation During Refinery Unit Transitions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Process Automation ideas and technologies have been used sporadically for decades. However, in US refineries, automation technologies are still...

Investigation of the Adsorbed Species of CO2 on Mg(OH)2

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Introduction Fossil fuels supply a majority of the world's energy needs. However, the combustion of fossil fuels is one of the major sources of the...

Thoughts about Safety, Staying at Zero

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Perfect safety records and perfect environmental records are an “inalienable right”, given to us not by governments, companies, or others. It is a...

Critical FLNG Project Enablers: Identified Risks and Mitigation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Energy demand in the next two decades is expected to increase by 50 percent or more driven by the engine of economic growth. In parallel, the global...

Mitigation of Preheat Fouling by Eliminating the Cause

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Today, there is no excuse for not getting five years or more on the run length of refinery preheat exchangers without the need for cleaning. Among...

What to Do When Nothing Has Happened?

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Often during a Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) or a Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) study, historical information indicates no occurrences of a...

LNG Tank Top Fires

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
The regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 193, Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards, require thorough engineering reviews before...

PSM Metrics Impact on Process Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Several years ago our facility recognized the need to expand from a PSM Program managed by a small group to a PSM Culture owned by the full facility...

Flare Minimization Via Dynamic Simulation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Flaring in chemical process industry (CPI) is an important method to protect equipment and personnel safety during the process upset and the chemical...

Acid Release From Catalyst Tanks

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
This is the story of how the cumulative effects of several seemingly innocent changes to a catalyst system resulted in a near miss Process Safety...

Good Engineering Practices - Inspection and Test Frequencies

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
The "Process Safety Management" standard of the Occupational Safety and Health Act [OSHA] requires that "The frequency of inspections and tests of...

Improving Ethylene Charge Gas Compressor Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
The changing landscape of the ethylene industry requiring more feedstock flexibility and upstream and downstream integration increases the complexity...

Advanced Hydrogen Management : More Than a Balancing Act

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Modern high complexity refining landscape involves increasing proportion of “opportunity crude” processing and widened bottom-of-the-barrel...

Trip & Throttle Valve Reliability

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Trip & Throttle Valve Reliability Trip & Throttle (or Stop) valves are used in ethylene plants to isolate the energy to steam turbines when...

An Update on OSHA's PSM National Emphasis Programs

Conference Presentation
Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
Since 2007, OSHA has initiated two major National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) in process safety. The Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management NEP (...
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