CCPS Conferences & Events

4th CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety

September 12-13, 2017
Over the past several years Process Safety has taken on increased importance. Today companies large and small, in the traditional process industries and in emerging areas, all put a premium on improving their Process Safety performance. The Call for Abstracts closes on April 30, 2017 . Call for...

Education

Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught jointly by process safety veterans with decades of experience at major companies from the process industries.
This course teaches you how to prepare for PHAs, how to ensure compliance with current U.S. regulations related to PHAs, and how to conduct and report PHAs.
Explore the whys and hows of process safety. A great introduction for new hires and refresher for seasoned engineers.

CEP Magazine

Safely Service Your Relief Devices

March
2017
Safety
Aubry Shackelford, P.E., P.Eng., Jeffrey Heil, P.E., Ian Sergo
Safety risks and economic costs make shutting down a process when a pressure relief device needs to be isolated or removed less than ideal. Several alternative methods are available that will enable you to isolate these devices while continuing to run your process.

Don’t Do This!

January
2017
Safety
Glenn Young, Joel Olener
These are some of the worst process safety management (PSM) practices we have seen. Don’t make these mistakes.

Use the Bow Tie Diagram to Help Reduce Process Safety Risks

December
2016
Safety
Bruce K. Vaughen, P.E., Kenneth Bloch
Bow tie diagrams are useful for visualizing process safety risks and safeguards. Although typically used after an incident has occurred, bow tie diagrams can also be employed during a process hazard analysis.