Elements of Process Safety

The four pillars and the twenty elements of risk based process safety can be designed and implemented at varying levels of rigor to optimize process safety management, performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

February 2019 CEP Preview

February 12, 2019

Learn to incorporate the bowtie model in HAZOP analysis, brush up on reverse osmosis, understand fire risks of CIBCs, and more.

Enhancing PHAs: The Power of Bowties

February
2019
Safety
David Hatch, Paul McCulloch, Ian Travers
Process hazard analysis (PHA) is a key component of process safety management (PSM). This article presents a technique that incorporates the visual approach of the bowtie model into hazard and operability (HAZOP) analysis.

Foundations of Process Safety

Face-to-Face Course
Offered outside of North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of process safety...

Process Safety Boot Camp

Face-to-Face Course
Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught...

Guidelines for Defining Process Safety Competency Requirements

October, 2015
This Guideline presents the framework of process safety knowledge and expertise versus the desired competency level in a “super-matrix” format, vertically and diagonally. The matrix references for potential remedies/required training may be tailored to a company’s internally...

Recognizing Catastrophic Incident Warning Signs in the Process Industries

November, 2011
This book provides guidance on characterizing, recognizing, and responding to warning signs to help avoid process incidents and injuries before they occur. The guidance can be used by both process safety management (PSM) professionals in evaluating their processes and PSM systems as well as for...

Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics

October, 2009
Process safety metrics is a topic of frequent conversation within chemical industry associations. Guidelines for Process Safety Metrics provides basic information on process safety performance indicators, including a comprehensive list of metrics for measuring performance and examples as to how...

Practical Compliance with the EPA Risk Management Program: A CCPS Concept Book

July, 2009
At last, smaller chemical processing operations have truly easy access to process safety and risk management programs tailored to meet their needs. Written as a "how to" book with checklists, it offers sufficient information for managers of facilities with small chemical operations to implement a...

Incidents That Define Process Safety

March, 2008
Incidents That Define Process Safety describes approximately fifty incidents that have had a significant impact on the chemical and refining industries' approaches to modern process safety. Events are described in detail so readers get a fundamental understanding of the root causes, the...

Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems

March, 2006
Process vent header collection systems are subject to continually varying compositions and flow rates and thus present significant challenges for safe design. Due to increasingly demanding safety, health, environmental, and property protection requirements, today's industrial designers are faced...

Layer of Protection Analysis: Simplified Process Risk Assessment

October, 2001
Layer of protection analysis (LOPA) is a recently developed, simplified method of risk assessment that provides the much-needed middle ground between a qualitative process hazard analysis and a traditional, expensive quantitative risk analysis. Beginning with an identified accident scenario, LOPA...

Guidelines for Chemical Process Quantitative Risk Analysis, 2nd Edition

October, 1999
Chemical process quantitative risk analysis (CPQRA) as applied to the CPI was first fully described in the first edition of this CCPS Guidelines book. This second edition is packed with information reflecting advances in this evolving methodology, and includes worked examples on a CD-ROM. CPQRA is...

Avoiding Static Ignition Hazards in Chemical Operations

September, 1999
Written by Laurence Britton, who has over 20 years' experience in the fields of static ignition and process fire and explosion hazards research, this resource addresses an area not extensively covered in process safety standards or literature: understanding and reducing potential hazards associated...

Estimating the Flammable Mass of a Vapor Cloud

July, 1999
This CCPS Concept book shows designers and operators of chemical facilities how to realistically estimate the flammable mass in a cloud of accidentally released material that is capable of igniting. It provides information on industry experience with flammable vapor clouds, basic concepts of fires...

Electrostatic Ignitions of Fires and Explosions

July, 1997
Tom Pratt, a long-time process safety practitioner and lecturer in electrostatic safety, wrote this book to educate industry in the basics of electrostatics. It offers a selected collection of information designed to give readers the tools they need to examine the hazard potential of common...

Guidelines for Consequence Analysis of Chemical Releases

March, 1995
This Guidelines book provides technical information on how to conduct a consequence analysis to satisfy your company's needs and the EPA rules. It covers quantifying the size of a release, dispersion of vapor clouds to an endpoint concentration, outcomes for various types of explosions and fires,...

Back To School: How to Avoid the Training Brain Drain

Archived Webinar
Oct 24, 2018
In this sponsored webinar, you’ll examine how ineffective training can be time-consuming, boring and elicit groans from even your most experienced employees. So why does the OSHA Process Safety...

HAZOP Studies

eLearning (online) Course
Need to plan and execute a HAZOP Study team review? This course covers the concepts and techniques you’ll need.

Process Safety Management Overview

eLearning (online) Course
Explore the whys and hows of process safety. A great introduction for new hires and refresher for seasoned engineers.

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

eLearning (online) Course
LOPA is the methodology used by process organizations worldwide for risk analysis. Learn the basic LOPA approach to selecting and analyzing potential...

Understanding PRV Stability

Archived Webinar
Sep 12, 2018
Do you understand PRV instability, the risks associated with it and how to perform an engineering analysis to assess it? Learn more in this webinar.

Creating an Effective Asset Integrity Management Program

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Establishing an effective asset integrity management (AIM) program begins with the creation of a leadership team at the appropriate level of...

Understanding IPL Boundaries

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Layer of protection analysis (LOPA) is a simplified risk assessment tool that has been in use for almost three decades. The technique has improved...

Functional Safety Practices for Operations & Maintenance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Operation and maintenance teams bear a heavy responsibility to assure that the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) integrity and reliability is...

The “Projectness” of MOC

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
The safety community, bolstered by the PSM regulations, has emphasized the importance of proper management of change, "MOC", to ensure safe, reliable...

Making Everyone a Barrier Guardian

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Process safety layers of protection, often referred to as barriers, are typically comprised of plant hardware, procedures, and people. In a typical...

Know Your Limits

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Know Your Limits [i] Jerry Forest Sr. Director, Process Safety Celanese 225 E. John Carpenter Freeway Suite 1200 Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 417-1920...

How to Conduct a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Abstract: Dust hazards analyses (DHAs) are required to be completed by September 2018 for all existing facilities, per NFPA 652. This presentation...

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