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DIERS Technology Fundamentals

Originally delivered Feb 26, 2020
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    Archived Webinar
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  • Duration:
    1 hour

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Prevention of accidental releases begins with a thorough emergency relief system design strategy. The AIChE Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) was formed on this mandate in 1976 and has developed relief and effluent handling systems design and evaluation methods now used worldwide. This webinar presents an overview of DIERS and its technology: why was the DIERS technology developed, how has it evolved, and what impact has the research had. Two publications will be discussed, DIERS Project Manual and Guidelines on Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems (2nd Ed.), to demonstrate how the development of this technology improves process safety.


Georges A. Melhem, Ph.D., FAIChE

Georges A. Melhem, Ph.D., FAIChE is President and Chief Executive Officer of ioMosaic, and is an internationally known expert in the areas of pressure relief and flare systems design, chemical reaction systems, process safety, and risk analysis. As the founder of ioMosaic Corporation, he has over 30 years of engineering and process safety experience, and has participated in numerous risk management, consequence analysis, and quantitative risk assessment studies for commercial and government clients.

Dr. Melhem has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony to...Read more



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