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SAChE® Certificate Program - Facility Siting

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This course is designed to introduce the student to Facility Siting concepts that are used to evaluate process safety risks associated with the location of the process units within a facility. The goals of a facility siting analysis include understanding and evaluating the process safety risks associated with the location of

  1. a new facility or process
  2. a new or expanded process at an existing facility
  3. new or modified equipment within a process
  4. people working at or near the hazardous processes.

The student is introduced to facility siting concepts, with the concepts illustrated through several case studies of significant incidents. After taking this course the student will understand the importance of addressing facility siting risks during hazard and risk analysis.

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Bruce K. Vaughen

Bruce K. Vaughen, Ph.D., P.E., CCPSC, is the Lead Process Safety Subject Matter Expert at the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), a Technology Alliance in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He has more than two and a half decades of process safety experience, including engineering, research, teaching, and consulting experiences in DuPont, DuPont Teijin Films, Cabot Corporation, and BakerRisk, and as a visiting assistant professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana. His roles have included leading global Process Safety Management...Read more

Charles Cowley

Charles Cowley is a Mechanical Engineer with 34 years in Oil Industry including 27 years with Shell. Career accomplishments include: project team leader developing Shell HSSE Control Framework, Shell Downstream ‘Hearts & Minds’ safety culture program leader, primary author of Shell guide ‘Competence Assurance of HSSE Critical Positions’, led several major incident investigations, Chief Engineer in Shell Morocco, 15 years in Shell major projects, Upstream and Downstream, and Independent Safety Consultants.

In 2012, Charles became a CCPS...Read more



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