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Numerical Study of Bund Overtopping after Catastrophic Tank Failures

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Gas and petroleum products are stored in a large quantity using tanks. Impoundment systems, such as bund or dike, are put in place to control the...

Competency Requirements in Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
When selecting individuals to perform process safety management tasks one will want to make sure that those individuals are competent to perform the...

AFPM/API Advancing Process Safety - Practical Tools for Process Safety Performance Improvement

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
AFPM and API have been managing the Advancing Process Safety Programs since 2010. Through these programs, the associations have been able to collect...

Relief and Flare System Design Mitigation Options

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Any modifications to existing Pressure Relief and Flare Systems are typically costly in terms of capital, manpower, and outage. It is therefore...

Pump BLEVE Protection Initiator Determination

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
If a liquid-filled centrifugal pump is run while isolated, the mechanical energy input to the contained fluid results in a temperature increase. This...

Case Study in Organizational Risk Profiling – Bridging the Gap between Risk and Decision Making

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Case Study in Organizational Risk Profiling – Bridging the Gap Between Risk and Decision Making Nathan Turner DuPont Sustainable...

Choosing HIPS over PRV - It's More Than Risk Reduction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
The use of the term “High Integrity Protective System” or HIPS has changed from 2000 when this author won the...

Hot Work Safety Zones - What if there is a Leak?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
One of the main objectives of hot work safety is prevent the interaction of an ignition source and a flammable mixture. This seemingly simple...

Troubleshooting Vacuum Operation of an Inter-after Condenser Unit in Ethylene Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
An ethylene refrigeration compressor in ethane cracker unit is powered by surface condensing steam turbine that operates under vacuum. The vacuum is...

Applying Process Safety Time Concepts in Process Plant Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
In order to be considered effective, a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) must be able to sense when a failure has occurred, and respond quickly...

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