CCPS | Center for Chemical Process Safety

CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academia and insurers to lead the way in improving industrial process safety. CCPS member companies, working in project subcommittees, define and develop useful, time-tested guidelines that have practical application within industry. The project topics run the gamut of areas important to manufacturers and range from human factor issues to qualitative and quantitative risk analysis to security vulnerability to inherently safer design. 

Volunteer for a CCPS Project

Each year the CCPS Technical Steering Committee develops a list of projects, and a Project Subcommittee is established for each approved CCPS project or group of associated projects.

CCPS Member Companies

CCPS Process Safety Beacon

The Process Safety Beacon is a resource aimed at delivering process safety messages to plant operators and other manufacturing personnel. Each issue presents a real-life accident, and describes the lessons learned and practical means to prevent a similar accident in your plant.

Joining a CCPS project is really an incredible learning opportunity. I had the chance to exchange ideas with excellent experts, share experiences and reflect on the topic of process safety culture from different perspectives.
Gilsa Pacheco Monteiro

CEP Magazine

An AIChE Publication

Each issue of CEP is packed with practical information you can apply to current and future projects. AIChE members have complete access to all issues online.

CEP: January 2020

Latest Issue

This month's Back to Basics article on flares details two case studies in which changes were made to a flare system without an adequate understanding of the potential process safety hazards associated with the changes. It also discusses some common process safety issues related to flare systems that are often overlooked during MOC reviews.