CCPS Project Subcommittees

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.

Active CCPS Projects are listed below. 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 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 251: Process Safety in Pilot Plants and Laboratories

This project will develop and publish a book providing advisory guidance on process safety for laboratories and pilot plants, where laboratories are defined as specially designed research or manufacturing area where relatively small quantities of materials are used, and pilot plants are small-scale manufacturing facilities to systematically evaluate process steps under conditions simulating a full production unit, validate lab research, and/or simulate full scale plant production. The current version of NFPA 45 (2011) clearly draws a distinction between laboratories and pilot plants, but does...

Project 247: Integrating Management Systems and Metrics to Improve Process Safety

The purpose of this Guideline is to tie the use of metrics into integrated EH&SS management systems, integrating PSM and looking at how metrics are used throughout an organization. It should show how metrics can be used as a regular “Check” part of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle and the use of metrics to drive more robust and sustainable practices in management review and audits.

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 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 Likelihood of Ignition

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).