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Rare but Conceivable: Determining the Likelihood of Meteors and Other Infrequent Events

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
In the aftermath of a rare but devastating disaster, there is a tendency to overestimate how frequent such an event may be, hence a tendency to...

Increase Profitability with Global Optimization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
There is never enough tankage to create the perfect blended product with no quality giveaway. Likewise, there is never enough certainty in any...

Modeling Reactive Mixtures: Case Study for Spills of Formaldehyde Solutions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
When a liquid mixture such as an aqueous formaldehyde solution is released into the environment, the vaporization depends strongly on chemical...

Practical Application of Bowties Analysis; Enhancing Traditional PHA

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
The benefits of using bowtie diagrams for risk management have been realized by organizations world-wide across a variety of business sectors. They...

Pressure Relief Design for Reactive Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
Abstract: Pressure relief design for reactive systems requires a different way of thinking than standard non-reactive designs. Reactive systems are...

Human Factors in Real Life Applications - a Scuba Example

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
The application of human factors in process safety is a key next step in continuing to advance improvement, but there is still much to be understood...

Game Based Learning; Reinforcing Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
The concept of process safety has been around a long time but a spate of major accidents in the last decade has further emphasized the need for...

Legal View: Legal Implications of Using Contractors As Operators

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
Using contractors to perform operations within a plant can significantly raise the legal risks of an employer. In this regard, OSHA may view the...

Properly Size Two-Phase PRV - Easier Than API 520 HDI Method

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
API 520 Part I (9 th edition) selected three (3) methods to size two-phase PRV. One of them is the HDI (Homogeneous Direct Integration) method...

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