Conduct of Operations

Developing and sustaining high standards in the conduct of operations is one of nine elements in the RBPS pillar of managing risk. The concept of conduct of operations, the attributes of a reliable system for conducting operations, and the steps an organization might take to formalize the conduct of operations can be found in the Introduction to Conduct of Operations.

More information regarding Conduct of Operations can be found in these CCPS Guidelines books regarding managing risk.

One critical aspect of Conduct of Operations is managing the communication interfaces between workers and work groups.  
Information on Interface Management may be found in this short publication. 

Consequence Modeling of Dynamic Source Terms

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
While several dispersion modeling tools provide modeling tools for static situations, it is challenging to model conditions when there are several...

Auditing Relief Systems Design Basis - Best Practices

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
Auditing Relief Systems Design Basis - Best Practices Ever since OSHA implemented their National Emphasis Program in 2007, facility’s pressure relief...

Modeling of Ground Flare Pits

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
New LNG liquefaction facilities have been configured to include large ground flares to allow for the safe combustion of large volumes of combustible...

Eliminating Difficult Start Ups with State Based Controls

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Some processes are just difficult to start up. Every year, significant production is lost due to start up delays, product quality issues after...

Operations Management Panel Discussion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
The intent of this session is to present and develop a framework for management of rotating equipment within the plant. The papers and panel...

How to Structure a Basic Care Strategy for Rotating Equipment

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
Do your operators and management know the real health of your machinery?. Do they depend too much on the alarm notification of the abnormal condition...

Managing Risk through Integrity Operating Windows

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
A comprehensive asset integrity management (AIM) program is essential to reducing risk of operations to as low as practicable. Risk profiles should...

Prevention of Combustible Dust Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
This tutorial emphasizes the technical understanding of combustible dust phenomena. It will enable attendees to better understand combustible dust...

Vapor Cloud Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
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Automation Solutions for Processing Light Tight (Shale) Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these typically lighter crude oils don’t...

Perspectives on Ragagep

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice or RAGAGEP is a fundamental building block of OSHA's PSM standard. OSHA has announced...

Are Unconfined Hydrogen Vapor Cloud Explosions Credible?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
A question is frequently raised by owner/operators of chemical processing and refinery sites as to whether unconfined hydrogen vapor cloud explosions...

Detail Analysis of Caustic Tower Fouling Mechanism

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
To ensure the successful chemical treatment of a caustic system, fouling mechanisms must be identified and their respective contributions to the...

Visual Aid to Reduce Spurious Trips and Nuisance Alarms

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
HAZOP and Safety Integrity Level (SIL studies encourage adding safeguards such as alarms and trip with little consideration for cost or operability...

Update of the Activities of the NOx Safety Task Group

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
The initial AIChE Task Group for NOx Safety was set up following a disclosure of significant accumulations of the NOx compound, N 2 O 3, in an...

Operational Discipline: Panacea for Performance?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Over the last few years, many companies have had an increased focus on implementing or upgrading programs to improve operational discipline (OD) in...

Defining and Creating Best Practices

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
The continuous drive for excellence in our industry reaches all segments and disciplines of our organizations. The goal to improve the safety of our...

Process Safety: At the Heart of Operations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Process Safety is no longer a supporting function but core business in any organization that operates high risk facilities. To ensure a safe and...

Keys to Avoid Making a Dog's Breakfast out of Your MOC System

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
When thinking about MOCs on a case by case basis it is easy to forget the overall role of a change management system. Think of MOC as a security...

Improve Furnace Availability and Control Downtime

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
In 2008, Ethylene Producer's Committee sponsored a worldwide furnace maintenance survey among ethylene producers. Out of the 67 respondents, over 70...

Using near Misses to Improve Risk Management Decisions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
In the process safety literature it is often claimed that the analysis of near-miss incidents can improve process safety performance. However,...

Conduct of Operations Best Practice Networks

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Conduct of Operations Best Practice Networks Marco Vela Corporate Process Safety Engineer Celanese 1601 West LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 417-...

Case Histories and Lessons Learned

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
Reviews of process safety incidents and near misses provide valuable learning opportunities. Papers dealing with incidents, near misses, and the...
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