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  • 1987 Celanese Pampa Butane Vapor Cloud Explosion

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 28, 2015
    On Saturday November 14, 1987, the presenter personally witnessed a catastrophic vapor cloud explosion at the Celanese Chemicals facility in Pampa,...
  • A Guide to the Legal Framework of the PSM Standard for ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 30, 2013
    A Guide to the Legal Framework of the Process Safety Management Standard for Engineers By Christopher J. Cunio, Esq. and Georges A. Melhem, Ph.D. The...
  • A Prudent Approach to Revalidating Process Hazard Analysis

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 1, 2014
    The Chemical Process Industry (CPI) has long recognized the necessity of periodically revalidating Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs), such as Hazard and...
  • A Systematic Approach to Relief System Evaluation

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 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...
  • Audits, Inspection and Regulation

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 29, 2009
    In the past few years, we have seen renewed emphasis on PSM through OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs and Homeland Security new Chemical Security’s...
  • Bhopal 30 Years Later

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 29, 2015
    On the early morning of December 3rd 1984 a large release of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas occurred in a pesticide production plant located in Bhopal,...
  • Can Fire Suppressants Promote Ignition? A Study Of HFC-125 ...

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 30, 2013
    C 2 HF 5 (HFC-125,) and C 3 HF 7 (HFC-227ea or FM-200) have gained considerable acceptance in the field of fire protection, especially after the...
  • Can I Use My Cooling Water Header As a Relief Device?

    Conference Presentation
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
    April 27, 2015
    According to current industry practice, a heat exchanger tube rupture scenario is considered when the design pressure or maximum possible system...