6th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSMM) Forum | AIChE

6th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSMM) Forum

  • Sunday, March 26 - CDT

    Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • The Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSMM) Symposium is a tutorial-based track aimed at professionals new to the workforce, new to the field of process safety, and to those simply interested in strengthening their knowledge of process safety.  The framework for the track is grounded in the 20 elements of the CCPS’s risk-based process safety approach (aka “RBPS”). 

    PSMM Chair


    Encouraged session topics for this symposia include:

    Tutorials in Process Safety – six sessions open in the 2017 GCPS for Call for Abstracts (CFA)

    The objective of these sessions is to a provide basic process safety elements tutorials for the attendees.  These introductory and basic content sessions are co-sponsored by three main symposia tracks in the Global Congress:  the Loss Prevention Symposium (LPS), the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Symposium, and the Process Plant Safety Symposium (PPSS).  Examples of topics include the following:

    Loss Prevention Symposium (LPS) – focused on technological advances in process safety

    • Tutorial sessions in PSMM include: Modeling and consequence analyses of fires, explosions (including combustible dusts), toxic releases, and reactive chemicals; siting of buildings and equipment; explosion prevention; pressure relief systems; and fire protection

    Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) – focused on promoting and advancing process safety management practices

    • Tutorial sessions in PSMM include:  Risk based process safety (RBPS); Vision 20/20; committing to process safety; understanding hazards and risks; managing risks; learning from experience

    Process Plant Safety Symposium (PPSS) – focused on application of best practices for personnel at the plant level

    • Tutorial sessions in PSMM include: Practical applications of PSM principles (see the CCPS RBPS elements); risk analyses; layers of protection analyses; operational discipline

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    The Day PSM Hit Home – Invited Speakers 

    Many process safety professionals have lived and worked through “learning experiences” that made them realize just how critical a good process safety program is. The three invited speakers will share how a significant incident changed their view on how they understood and applied process safety principles.

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    Career in PSM Panel – Invited Panel 

    This panel discussion will have invited speakers who will provide a brief background of their careers and then share lessons from their careers in process safety.  After these panel presentations, the floor will be opened for them to field questions from the session attendees.

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    Case Histories - GCPS Joint Session

    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. 

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