AIChE and CCPS Safety Conferences Guide Industries Worldwide

Center for Chemical Process Safety will promote chemical and petrochemical industry best practices at international events
August 3, 2017

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) have slated a series of international conferences devoted to safe processes and practices in the chemicals and petrochemicals industries. The meetings promote a global culture of process safety in industry and are based upon decades of safety best practices documented by CCPS through its network of affiliated companies, engineers, and industrial safety experts.

“These regional and international safety conferences are dedicated to instilling a systematic approach to managing process safety,” said Shakeel Kadri, executive director of CCPS.

“The conferences are valuable not only because of the knowledge shared among practitioners and their companies, but also because each event is tailored to the unique technologies and safety challenges encountered by engineers and company leaders in specific geographic locations and industries.”

Many of the conferences are offshoots of CCPS’ annual Global Congress on Process Safety — the world’s largest conference devoted to chemical industry safety. The next Global Congress on Process Safety will be held in connection with AIChE’s Spring Meeting, scheduled for April 22–26, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

AIChE and CCPS are organizing or collaborating on the following safety-related conferences at locations in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East for the remainder of 2017.

2017 Process Safety Congress at EUROCORR
September 5–6, Prague, Czech Republic
The Center for Chemical Process Safety is holding its 2017 Process Safety Congress in connection with EUROCORR — the European Federation of Corrosion’s International Corrosion Congress. The Process Safety Congress will present case studies and safety lessons learned from industrial practice, with special emphasis on topics related to corrosion in the process industries.

62nd Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium
September 10–14, New York City, New York
This conference is dedicated to helping engineers and chemical plant managers in the ammonia, nitric acid, methanol, and related industries create safe processes and efficient operations. Hundreds of industry stakeholders from dozens of countries participate in this influential annual symposium.

4th Annual CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety
September 12–13, Okayama, Japan
This international event is built around the goals of CCPS’ process safety Vision 20/20 for companies worldwide. These goals include creating a committed company safety culture, vibrant safety management systems, disciplined adherence to safety standards, competency development among employees, and shared training.

5th Annual CCPS China Conference on Process Safety
September 20–22, Nanjing, China
The Center for Chemical Process Safety — in collaboration with China University of Petroleum (Beijing), the China Chemical Safety Association, and China’s State Administration of Work Safety — will bring together engineers, government representatives, and academic researchers from China and around the world to discuss process safety technologies and challenges pertinent to Asia’s chemical industries.

CCPS Middle East Process Safety Conference
October 9–11, Manama, Bahrain
This conference focuses on operational excellence through the effective management of risk and reliability in the Middle East’s chemicals and petrochemicals industries. The event aims to define, through collective experience, the engineering practices and leadership traits that drive industry to a zero harm culture. 

European Conference on Process Safety and Big Data
November 14–15, DECHEMA House, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Center for Chemical Process Safety is partnering with the European Process Safety Centre to share best practices and techniques for safe chemical industry operations, to benefit engineers, plant designers and company leaders based in Europe. The conference incorporates concepts of “big data” — the application of online process information to business — to improve industrial processes, workplace safety, and chemical companies’ bottom line.

Since its establishment in 1985, AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety has helped industries develop tools and practices to make workplaces and communities safer. CCPS addresses these critical needs by collecting and sharing the knowledge of safety experts from around the world. More than 180 organizations, including many of the world’s leading chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and related manufacturing companies, participate in this work. Additionally, CCPS has documented its techniques and recommendations for process safety excellence in more than 100 publications.

Additional information about these and other conferences sponsored by AIChE and its technical subsidiaries is available at www.aiche.org/conferences.

About AIChE
AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for dialogue related to chemical engineering research in areas such as energy sustainability, biological and environmental engineering and nanotechnology and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.

About CCPS
CCPS is a not-for-profit corporate membership organization within AIChE that identifies and addresses process safety needs in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petroleum industries. CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academics and insurers to lead the way in improving process safety. With more than 100 publications, CCPS is at the forefront of global efforts to improve process safety performance. Learn about CCPS and its activities at www.aiche.org/ccps.