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.

2019 Conference on Hydrogen Safety

October 14-15, 2019
Presented by the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), the 2019 Conference on Hydrogen Safety will bring together academics, industry, and government representatives to highlight the safe use of hydrogen in commercial and industrial applications. Submit an abstract until September 7th Submit an...

Impact of Fire Exposure on Gas Filled Vessels

Live Webinar
Live Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00pm EDT
This 60-minute program is designed for process safety professionals or managers who play a key role in managing process safety.

The Process Safety Case for Automation Cybersecurity

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 2:00pm EDT
This 60-minute webinar will provide the necessary foundation for understanding and mitigating cybersecurity risk to improve safety and security in a meaningful way.

Managing Human Reliability

Archived Webinar
Aug 14, 2019
This 60-minute program will give you an overview of the impact of human factors on operator performance.

Fatal Toxic Chemical Release at Dupont

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Fatal Toxic Chemical Release at DuPont Tamara Qureshi Attorney Advisor-Investigations United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board 1...

Effective PSM on Small Capital Projects

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Recognizing that Small Capital Projects are often quick turn-around, limited scope projects, it can be challenging to effectively incorporate PSM...

Finding Unknown Anomalies before They Risk Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Four out of every five oil historical refinery accidents resulted from unexpected, unknown process and mechanical anomalies rather than known,...

High Performance in Process Safety ֠Balanced Approach

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
The core of high performance in process safety is managing risks to prevent incidents from happening. In a high-performance process safety culture,...

Process Safety, the Journey Is Most Important!

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
This paper will discuss process safety management work and the desired effects of employee participation and culture at all levels within the company...

Employee Training ֠Beyond Compliance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
When it comes to employee’s safety at a facility covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’...

Trust As Currency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
“Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the...

The Day I Got a Second Chance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
This presentation recounts a major process safety accident that occurred in 1989. The accident released a large volume of hot flammable liquid...

Safeguard Meters within Chevron

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Chevron has developed a framework for implementing the concept of “safeguard meter” within our operating assets...

Induced Draft Fan Reliability Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Induced draft fans are normally installed on top of the furnace and are critical equipment in the operation of Ethylene furnaces as they are...

Confirming the SIS Layer of Protection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
The Safety Instrumented System (SIS) is a complex protection layer with high reliability requirements. Assuring the effectiveness of the SIS requires...

Transferline Exchanger Internal Diameter Tube Inspection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Transfer Line Exchangers (TLE’s) are a critical part of an ethylene producing unit. Similar to a high temperature, high pressure...

Enfoque Multi-Amenaza Para Abordar Peligros Natech

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Los eventos naturales representan amenazas/peligros significativos para las unidades de proceso de diferentes industrias. Es decir, peligros...

Case Study of Steam Hammer Event in an Ethylene Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
A steam explosion incident occurred on a Steam Line in a Gulf Coast Ethylene Production Facility. A detailed review of the third party failure...

Ignorance Is Not Bliss with Reactive Chemical Hazards

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Many highly hazardous chemicals have been identified by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM)...

Building Hazard Recognition Competency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Understanding hazards and risk is essential for the success of process safety as well as occupational safety. Process safety involves managing energy...

Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture No other form of safety communication is more important than the casual, face-to-face communication...

Assessment of Battery Energy Storage Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Current and future power grids are characterized by a high share of renewable energy sources. This leads to fluctuations in the power injection that...

Digital Plant: The Convergence of Process and Operational

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
“Refiners are poised to adopt new technologies at a faster pace after years of incremental progress; this effort could save the...

"Just the Facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
"Just the facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety The qualities making a person a good engineer are often the same qualities making them poor...

Getting Incident Investigations Right

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
When safety investigations are conducted like criminal investigations, they tend to be backward-looking and focused on learning who to blame, rather...

Humans Make Mistakes...Which Cause Events

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
When reviewing investigations reports associated with Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC) events, it is not uncommon to find human error identified as...

Caribbean Petroleum Explosion Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Caribbean Petroleum Explosion Case Study Q.A. Baker, J.K. Thomas, D.R. Malik and M.T. Edel Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants 3330 Oakwell Court...

Compromiso Con La Seguridad De Los Procesos

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Las técnicas de análisis de datos cualitativos de Encuestas aplicadas a investigaciones han aportado durante dÃ...

PHAs at Identical Plants: Why Aren't They the Same?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
There is a common misunderstanding about the nature of HazOps and other process hazard analyses, that they are objective studies. That is, that...

How to Prioritize Safeguards When They Are All Critical?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
With the industry norm of budget constraints and the continuous effort of trying to do more with less, the ability to correctly prioritize work has...

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