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Metrics provide direct feedbacks on the workings of RBPS systems, and leading indicators provide early warning signals of ineffective process safety results. Organizations must use their mistakes and those of others as motivation for action and view as opportunities for improvement.

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...

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...

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...

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...

"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...

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...

Optimize your Continuous Process Campaign

Archived Webinar
Jun 26, 2019
Did you know there are simple tools that can significantly improve your process campaign strategy? Or reduce turnaround costs? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn how to optimize your continuous...

Is your PSM Program Effectively Implemented?

Archived Webinar
May 15, 2019
Does your Process Safety Management (PSM) program have flaws and gaps? This 60-minute webinar will focus on improving overall PSM effectiveness.

Management of Change for Complex Organizations

Archived Webinar
May 1, 2019
Are you interested in learning about the components of an effective MOC program? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn what makes a best-in-class MOC program.

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.

Fire Behavior: Part 1

Archived Webinar
Oct 11, 2017
What if you could predict fire behavior and better protect your people and structures? Take this webinar to learn more. In 60 minutes, you’ll gain an overview of fire event modeling, how source...

Making Your HAZOP Study Work for You…In Real Time

Archived Webinar
May 3, 2017
Too often, a HAZOP study, despite the investment of human and financial capital, becomes a stand-alone document, securely archived for regulatory purposes. Many disparate processes or in fact even a...

Dust Explosions

Archived Webinar
Dec 7, 2016
The danger of combustible dust is present in virtually every facility, including yours. Are you doing everything to possible to mitigate hazards? During the last decade, increased awareness of...

Quantitative Risk Analysis: Beyond QRA

Archived Webinar
Sep 14, 2016
You understand QRA. Now take the next step in risk mitigation with facility siting. This 60-minute ioMosaic-sponsored webinar begins with a re-cap of the basic concepts involved in QRA and why and...

Incident Reporting and Investigation

Archived Webinar
Jun 22, 2016
The thorough investigation, analysis and follow-up of incidents—including near misses—is one of the most effective ways to improve safety and reliability of process facilities. Yet, many struggle...

Enterprise Risk Management

Archived Webinar
Apr 20, 2016
You’ve got the safety audits, manuals, documentation and tracking systems. But are you really actively reducing the risk of a safety incident? In this Operational Sustainability sponsored webinar,...

Black Swans in the Chemical Processing Industries

Archived Webinar
Mar 16, 2016
Catastrophic events continue to happen in the chemical processing industries. Learn how to protect yourself against “black swan” occurrences. This webinar presents examples of black swan events while...

Capital Project Process Management

Archived Webinar
Sep 16, 2015
A major challenge faced by PSM-covered sites is addressing the process safety management needs of capital projects. This webinar covers specific concepts and underlying principles pertaining to this...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a Fellow...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some...

Safety in the LNG Value Chain

Archived Webinar
Dec 12, 2012
In this webinar, presenters describe and examine potential LNG (liquefied natural gas) hazards and risk-reduction methods for the LNG value chain ― production and consumption.

Explosion at T2 Laboratories

Archived Webinar
Sep 22, 2010
This webinar discusses the CSB investigation and findings related to the explosion and chemical fire at T2 Laboratories, Inc. in December 2007.

Introduction to Flammable Materials

Archived Webinar
Feb 17, 2009
This webinar will provide a basic introduction to flammable materials with the purpose of providing valuable information that a practicing engineer can use to prevent fires and explosions. The...

Recommended Industry Process Safety Metrics

Archived Webinar
Feb 13, 2008
The BP US Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel (“Baker Panel”) and US Chemical Safety Board each recommended improved industry-wide process safety metrics in their final reports dealing with...

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...

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...

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...

Internal Auditing – Improving Human Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
The primary purpose of an organization's internal auditing program is to assess compliance with their internal requirements and applicable...

A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach to IEC 61511 Prior Use

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Understanding the quality of failure rate data is vital to successful application of SIS, as emphasized in the latest IEC 61511 standard. This...

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...

Good Engineering Practice in Protecting Low-Pressure Tanks

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
It is more than three years since the last edition of API 2000 was empowered and almost ten years since ISO 28300 became worldwide recognized...

Overview of Risk Based Process Safety

Face-to-Face Course
This course will introduce you to CCPS’ Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) approach, including the four pillars and twenty elements that define the...

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