SAChE® Certificate Program - The Role of Inert Gases in Process Safety

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Inerting of equipment can be an effective way of preventing fires and explosions. However, inert gases have a number of associated physical, chemical, and health hazards. Workers are killed nearly every year by the inert gases that were intended to ensure the safety of our processes. 

This course describes these hazards.  It also provides an introductory perspective of how inert gases can be effectively used for fire and explosion prevention. It addresses factors affecting the selection of which inert gas to use, sources of inert gas, and basic considerations for the design of inerting systems.

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Walt Frank

Walt Frank, PE, CCPSC has a BS degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has over 45 years of experience in the chemical process industries, having held assignments in plant technical support, production supervision, R&D, major capital project design and startup, and process safety consulting.

His career includes 24 years with DuPont and ten years with ABS Consulting.  He founded Frank Risk Solutions, Inc. in 1997. Walt’s consulting expertise includes process safety management program development, evaluation, and improvement; safety culture...Read more

Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang is currently a CCPS staff consultant and instructor. From 2009 to 2015, she was Asia process safety manager in Air Products. Prior to that, she has 15 years experiences of process and process safety in DuPont and Bayer Material Science, with various responsibilities of process engineering, PHA, Risk analysis, incident investigation, PSM audit, etc. 

Jenny has BS degree in Refined Chemical Engineering and MS degree in Applied Chemistry.

Jenny’s projects include:
Process safety training program
Translation of CCPS products
Asia CCPS...Read more



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