2013

Process Safety in Power Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Process Safety is a very common and used topic in the chemical industry. According to CCPS, an incident is reported as a process safety incident if...

Using near Misses to Improve Risk Management Decisions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
In the process safety literature it is often claimed that the analysis of near-miss incidents can improve process safety performance. However,...

Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes Boiler water treatment consists of steps to remove contaminants that will corrode or cause...

Visual Aid to Reduce Spurious Trips and Nuisance Alarms

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
HAZOP and Safety Integrity Level (SIL studies encourage adding safeguards such as alarms and trip with little consideration for cost or operability...

Update of the Activities of the NOx Safety Task Group

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
The initial AIChE Task Group for NOx Safety was set up following a disclosure of significant accumulations of the NOx compound, N 2 O 3, in an...

Hydrogen Generation From Residuum

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Refineries in the U.S. are processing increasingly heavy sour crudes that contain metals, sulfur, and high molecular weight aromatic hydrocarbons...

Nonlinear APC Solution for Polypropylene Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract A Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Solution has been implemented on the two Polypropylene Lines at Saudi Polyolefins Company (TASNEE)...

MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants Accumulation of C3 (MAPD, Methyl Acetylene & Propadiene) and C4 (VA, Vinyl Acetylene)...

Snares to LOPA Action Items

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Snares to LOPA Action Items Glenn Rozmus, Dustin J. Smith, Dick A. Baum Greater numbers of action items are being generated from the LOPA process as...

Flammable Vapor Explosion At Dupont Yerkes Facility

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
This case study examines a November 9, 2010, explosion at an E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co. Inc., Yerkes chemical plant in Buffalo, New York when a...

Operational Discipline: Panacea for Performance?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Over the last few years, many companies have had an increased focus on implementing or upgrading programs to improve operational discipline (OD) in...

Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders The first pillar of Risk Based Process Safety Management is "Commitment to Process Safety." A...

The Identification of Butadiene Popcorn Polymer

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
The formation of butadiene polymer is a common problem in butadiene extraction units, as well as ethylene plant purification columns processing high...

Carburization In Ethylene Radiant Coils

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
CARBURIZATION IN ETHYLENE RADIANT COILS Hugues Chasselin, tech support Manoir industries, France Abstract : Carburization is a phenomenon encountered...

Promoting Commitment to Process Safety

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Successful implementation of process safety management (PSM) typically requires the use of a combination of physical and procedural safeguards...

Conduct of Operations Best Practice Networks

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Conduct of Operations Best Practice Networks Marco Vela Corporate Process Safety Engineer Celanese 1601 West LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 417-...

World Scale Boil-off Gas Reliquefaction

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Boil-off gas reliquefaction has become an industry standard for many LNG carriers, which no longer use gas as fuel for steam boilers, but tap others...

Heat Integration and Relief Systems Design

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Heat integration is a commonly skipped aspect of process design when evaluating a process’ relief systems design. A failure to evaluate the heat...

Using Assessments to Improve Process Safety Culture

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
It is generally accepted that companies managing highly hazardous chemicals require a strong process safety culture and process safety management...

A Systematic Approach to Relief System Evaluation

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Managing the lifecycle of relief and flare systems data is complex and fraught with challenges and risks, whether the work is performed internally or...

Safety Controls, Alarms, and Interlocks As IPLs

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) involves the analysis of the sequence of events leading to an identified scenario. This analysis yields an...

Setting the Revamp Basis: What Is Current Operation?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
A revamp aims to modify a plant to meet some new combination of capacity, feed, product, safety or regulatory requirements. The starting point on any...

Process Safety As a Career Foundation

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
The foundation of one’s profession can have an exponential effect on the lifelong development of their careers. There may be no stronger launching...

Constructability Issues for FLNG

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Constructability issues shall be reviewed and incorporated in the Project Development Plan and Design of the FLNG. This paper addresses important...

Thermal Fluids: The Key to Overall Site Integration

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Thermal Fluids: the Key to Overall Site Integration G.T.Polley , M.Picon Nunez & E.Tamakloe Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of...
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