CCPS European Conference will Explore Big-Data Applications in Chemical Process Safety

September 26, 2016

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) are partnering with the European Process Safety Center (ESPC) to share best practices and techniques for safe industrial operations at chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical facilities in Europe and globally. The CCPS European Conference on Process Safety and Big Data will take place October 5–6, 2016, at DECHEMA-House, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where chemical process safety experts from industry, academia, and government agencies will share their knowledge with an international audience of engineers, plant designers, and company leaders.

This event will incorporate concepts of “big data” — the application of the vast quantities of online process information available to businesses — to improve the chemical industries’ processes and efficiencies, workplace safety, and companies’ economic competitiveness in global markets. The program will feature thirty technical presentations and lectures, focusing on the ways big data can be applied to an array of chemical industry activities to promote safe practices — including improvements to plant operations, process optimization, process safety, hazard and risk assessment, investigation and prevention of accidents, and human factors considerations such as the prevention of human error.

The CCPS European Conference on Process Safety and Big Data is just one event in a slate of annual and international conferences organized by AIChE and CCPS for the benefit of chemical engineers, academic researchers, and business leaders interested in developing safe industrial processes and instilling a culture of safe practices in the chemical, petrochemical, and allied industries.

Information about the Center for Chemical Process Safety’s upcoming conferences and other programs is available at www.aiche.org/ccps/.

About CCPS

CCPS is a not-for-profit corporate membership organization within AIChE, with over 180 members, that identifies and addresses process safety needs in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petroleum industries. CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academics and insurers to lead the way in improving process safety. Members, working in project subcommittees, define and develop useful, time-tested guidelines that have practical applications that run the gamut from human factors to qualitative and quantitative risk analysis to security vulnerability to inherently safety design. With more than 100 publications, CCPS is at the forefront of efforts to improve process safety performance. More information about CCPS is available at www.aiche.org/ccps.

About AIChE

AIChE is a professional society of 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.