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Dust Explosion Hazards: Housekeeping Quantified

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
DUST-EXPLOSION HAZARDS: HOUSEKEEPING QUANTIFIED Richard W. Prugh, PE, CSP Principal Process Safety Engineer Chilworth Technology, Inc., a Dekra...

Fracture Toughness and Brittle Failure – a Pressure Vessel Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
That low fracture toughness can cause brittle failure in steel has been documented in well-known studies. These include failure of Liberty Ships...

Improving Human Factors Review in PHA and LOPA

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Human Reliability practitioners utilize a variety of tools in their work that could improve the facilitation of PHA-LOPA related to identifying and...

Inherently Safer Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The 2 nd edition of CCPS’s Guidelines for Safe Automation of Chemical Processes discusses the application of the inherently safer...

Natural Calamities and Challenges in Preventing and Mitigating Impacts in Japanese Refineries and Petrochemical Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered the Great East Japan Earthquake of magnitude 9.0. It was the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan in...

Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety CCPS published Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety in March 20007. We were the primary authors of...

Proven Approaches to Ensuring Operators Can Respond to Critical Process Deviations in Time (Human Response IPL)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Humans can be the cause on an accident scenario (the Initiating Event [IE]) or humans can serve or participate as an independent protection layer (...

“Closing the Holes in the Swiss Cheese Model” – Maximizing the Reliability of Operator Response to Alarms

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Layers of protection for abnormal event management can be modeled as barriers of swiss cheese according to James Reason. An operatorâ€...

Increasing Refining Margins with More Flexibility in Use of High Tan Crudes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
High TAN crudes offer significant opportunities for margin improvement. Historically, refiners have preferred to use metallurgy as the primary...

Temporary Management of Change: A Problem or a Necessary Part of Managing Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Temporary Management of Change (MoC) projects seem to be the boogeyman of Process Safety Management (PSM). These temporary changes are frequently...

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