Completed CCPS Projects

Completed CCPS Projects are listed below. After clicking on any project, you'll see a link to the book for the completed 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. Members of the Technical Steering Committee suggest individuals with the appropriate experience and expertise for particular projects.

CCPS Project Subcommittees consist of at least eight professionals from sponsor manufacturers or users of chemicals, with no more than one representative from each company. Click here to view Roles & Responsibilities of CCPS teams.

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Project 219: Process Safety Moments Presentations

Create a library of short (1 to 4 slide) PowerPoint files. This will allow for easy sharing and presentation. Other media such as video clips (embedded in PowerPoint presentations) or podcasts would be considered. Another potential idea is to have TSC members record the moments to provide a personalized, reality feel. The material topic and/or intended audience would influence the media selection: i.e. PowerPoint (printouts) for a toolbox meeting v. podcasts for a business leader focused Process Safety Moment.

Project 191: Guidelines for Pressure Relief & Effluent Handling 2nd Edition

This book presents a methodology which helps properly size all the components in a pressure relief system from the relief device through vapor liquid separation equipment up to the stack. It is the only book in this field that covers the topic of 2-Phase flow, based on the most up to date research and studies by the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS). Along with the CCFlow suite of design tools and the new Superchems for DIERS® Lite software included with the, this book is essential for engineers designing chemical plants, refineries, and similar facilities

Project 196: Independent Protection Layers and Initiating Events

The publication will provide process automation engineers, process engineers, facility operators, and safety professionals with the appropriate treatment and requirements applicable to equipment design, administrative procedures, or other “credits” that are treated as an independent protection layer and initiating event from a Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) perspective.

Project 212: Guidelines for Determining the Probability of a Released Flammable Mass

Define a set of approaches for calculating the likelihood of ignition for selected categories of scenarios, and publish a Guidelines or Concept series book of instructions and tools (including a CD of calculation methodologies and structure for input data) to do so. Ideally, three categories of resources needed and matching precision of calculations will be developed (e.g. low, medium, and high degree of precision and accompanying required effort).

Project 224: Hazard Identification eLearning

While “Top-down” emphasis of PSM & other safety programs is necessary, the daily “enforcement” is at the worker and supervisor levels. This project will increase the understanding and buy-in for PSM at the first-line supervisory level through better understanding of PSM, its benefits and the interactions of the various elements.

Project 225: Process Safety Management for Front Line Supervisors

While “Top-down” emphasis of PSM & other safety programs is necessary, the daily “enforcement” is at the worker and supervisor levels. This project will increase the understanding and buy-in for PSM at the first-line supervisory level through better understanding of PSM, its benefits and the interactions of the various elements.

Project 235: Managing the Impact of Natural Disasters on the Process Industries

Proposal: Deal with the subject of catasctrophic natural disasters and their potential impact on chemical and petrochemical process particularly with regard to common mode failures and supply chains. Address issues related to and the importance of planning. Including impact to infrasctructures. Benefits: Natural disasters can cause a wide spread damage and affect operations at a site in addition to internal and external infrasctructure damage. Impacts can easily extend to a company's own supply chain. Understanfing how these occurrences can affect operations allows the site and compnay to...

Project 236: Economic Recovery Preparation Project

As the global economy revives, there will be a number of stressors on hte EHS and in particular PSM systems. HCnages in operations and personnel have occurered to address the economic conditions. The premise is to develop two (2) shoer publicaitons to raise awareness of this issue and provide guidance on how to assess the present condition of the PSM systems and develop a plan for revitalize the PSM systems as the recovery occurs; not after an event. Team Composition: Populate with appropiate personnel with expertise in project management, economic recovery and process safety management...

Project 239: Guidelines for Process Safety Knowledge and Expertise

Present the framework of process safety knowledge and expertise versus the desired competency level in a “super-matrix” format. This would be targeted at multiple audiences, ranging from front line chemical operators, mechanics and instrument technicians through senior management, including financial and business executives. Gaps between existing and desired training levels can then be identified, and potential remedies suggested. Customization for specific company will be permitted.

Project 241: Guidelines for Safe Automation, 2nd Edition

An update to the original 1993 guideline, this edition will cover state-of-the-art design and maintenance of Basic Process Control Systems (BPCS) and its role in overall safe operation. It will also focus on the BPCS/operator interface and will have worked examples of control schemes in combination with SIS. RBPS principles will be integrated and a control strategy for cyber attack “security” will also be covered.

Project 243: Guidelines for Asset Integrity Management

This book will be an expansion of the first edition and will address gaps in guidance, such as selecting materials of construction, condition monitoring, critical safety equipment, RBI and MI metrics. More examples will be included from member companies for best practices.

Project 256: Training Course for Incident Warning Signs

Proposal: Prepare a training program for the book Recognizing Catastrophic Incident Warning Signs Benefits: support CCPS mission to foster knowledge, understanding and implementation of process safety by executives, management, technicians, engineers, students, government officials and the public. The course could be developed by CCPS Staff or an outside contractor. Course material would include power point slides with speaker notes, workshop problems and solutions, final exams and answer sheets. The course would be designed to be taught by CCPS or licensed with appropriate controls by CCPS...