The Spotligt Track aims to communicate technical concepts – The session chairs are interested in papers and presentations that describe approaches or programs designed to help facilitate the communication of technical engineering concepts and/or EHS related topics to internal and external non-technical stake holders (e.g. management, employees, regulators, education, and or public forms).
Eric Peterson, Spotlight_chair@aiche.org
Encouraged session topics for this track include:
(Joint with Refinery Topical)
Papers are invited that describe the application of chemical process safety initiatives on refinery operations, as well as ways in which refiners are addressing compliance with current US codes and standards. Discussion of recent refinery incidents, and ways of managing aging facilities, are also solicited.
(Joint with Gas Utilization Topical)
Papers are invited that describe the application of process safety in gas utilization, as well as ways in which plants are addressing compliance with current US codes and standards. Discussion of recent incidents and ways of managing aging facilities are also solicited.
(Joint with DIERS)
The DIERS institute works to reduce the frequency, severity and consequences of pressure producing accidents, and to develop new techniques which will improve the design of emergency relief systems. This session seeks papers involving design of relief systems and maintenance of these systems in operation.
(Joint with CCPS)
The topic of Human Factors is becoming increasingly discussed as industry tries to better understand and manage the interactions among humans and other elements of a system. Papers on this topic will highlight current work or best practices on human factors (or error) associated with job/task factors, individual behavior, and the organization.
Papers are invited to address the influence of big data transmission associated with chemical process safety. Topic suggestions include how transmission type may or may not improve the fidelity and ultimate safety within the industry. Specific case histories are very welcome.
Papers are invited to address the influence of big data associated with chemical process safety. Topic suggestions solicited include how big data may be used to optimize process safety.
Papers are invited to address the influence of big data security associated with chemical process safety. Paper topic suggestions solicited include all aspects of process safety that a breech in data security may impact.Case studies are always welcome.
Papers are invited to address the influence of human factors associated with chemical process safety. Topics solicited span the human influence gamut from facility conception thru decommissioning, with an expectation that most center on operation. Ideas for examination include: leading indicators, big data interpretation; security; process optimization; case studies; security, etc.
(GCPS Joint Case Histories Session on Wednesday Afternoon of the conference)
Reviews of process safety incidents provide valuable learning opportunities. This session invites papers to help understand the causes and lessons learned from incidents in the industry with an emphasis on events that have helped define and develop the process safety field over the years.