A Century of Process Safety: History of Process Safety and Loss Prevention in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Education Division
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 17, 2008 - 11:30am-12:00pm
Process safety has always been an important consideration in chemical engineering, and the activities of AIChE have expanded over the years to more formally focus on this critical aspect of chemical engineering practice. Early initiatives included the annual symposia on Safety in Ammonia and Related Plants, dating back to the early 1950s, and the Loss Prevention Symposium, first held in 1967. These activities led to the formation of the AIChE's Safety and Health Division in 1969, and the division assumed responsibility for these existing programming activities. Following the Bhopal tragedy in India in 1985, AIChE formed the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) as an industry alliance to share and enhance process safety expertise in the industry. One of the early CCPS activities was the creation of the Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE) program to enhance teaching of process safety in the university chemical engineering curriculum. This paper will review the history of these ongoing activities, including many observations from interviews and contributions from people who help to organize them.
Professional Development Hours
0.5 PDHs
You will be able to download and print a certificate for these PDH credits once the content has been viewed. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.
Presenter(s): 

Would you like to access this content?

No problem. You just have to complete the following steps.

You have completed 0 of 2 steps.

  1. Log in

    You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now.

  2. Purchase Technical Presentation

    You must purchase this technical presentation using one of the options below.
    If you already purchased this content recently, please click here to refresh the system's record of ownerships.

Pricing

Credits 0.5 Use credits
List Price $30.00 Buy now
AIChE Members $15.00 Buy now
AIChE Education Division Members Free Free access
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free Free access
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Free access
Related Topics: 
Skill Level: