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Atmospheric Storage Tank Explosion Modeling

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Many flammable products are usually stored in large vessels at atmospheric pressure. Ignition of an hydrocarbon-air mixture in such tanks can lead to...

Ensuring Consistency of Corporate Risk Criteria

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
The recently published CCPS text Guidelines for Developing Quantitative Safety Risk Criteria makes a strong case for corporations developing risk...

HAZOP, LOPA, SIL: Be Careful What You Ask for!

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
In recent years Process Safety Engineers have promoted the use of HAZOP to identify hazards and assess safeguards, followed by LOPA to identify if...

Fire Study of Melting Fiberglass Using FLUENT CFD Software

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Thermal insulation is used in chemical plants primarily as a tool to prevent energy loss. However, if installed properly, an added benefit is that of...

Is It Really an Independent Protection Layer?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a simplified chemical process risk assessment tool that is used to determine if sufficient independent...

Lifecycle Physical Hazards of Polystyrene Foam Board

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Polymer Foam Boards have been widely used for individual home and general building, from roofs and/or walls down to foundation, for example. On the...

Consistent Consequence Severity Estimation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
LOPA, as a semi-quantitative analysis, often provides inconsistent results. This can be due to physical differences between units but often it is due...

LOPA and Human Reliability – Human Errors and Human IPLs

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a simplified risk assessment method that provides an order of magnitude estimate of the risk of a potential...

Assessing the Burning Rate of Solid Oxidizers

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
A method for assigning solid oxidizers and products containing oxidizers to an NFPA Class was developed. The method consists of two reaction-to-fire...

Instrumented Protective Systems for Distillation Operations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Distillation is one of the most common unit operations in the chemical processing industry. Using relative volatility as a means of separating...

LOPA – Going Down the Wrong Path

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) has quickly gained acceptance in the Chemical Processing Industries (CPI), and has risen to be one of the leading...

Prevent the Next Catastrophe

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
With the increasing complex manufacturing processes and environmental regulations, and the challenges to retaining knowledge from retiring employees...

Sponsored Webinar: 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 lack of processes, related to study follow-up activities may not give you the insight you need into...

Are Your Safeguards Fast Enough to Be Effective?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
A number of design pitfalls must be avoided when allocating the process safety time during the specification of instrumented safeguards. A key...

Uncertain about Uncertainty

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Key Words: Understand Hazard & Risk, Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, Define probability; Subjective probability Abstract: It is well-...

Inherently Safer Piping – Best Practices

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Abstract This paper presents lesser known items in the upstream and midstream industries important to piping stress and overpressure protection...

The Facility Siting Cycle (Revalidation)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Facility siting is an assessment of occupied buildings given potential explosion, fire, and toxic hazards. As stated in 29 CFR Part 1910, it is...

Elongated VCE Blast Waves and Structural Damage

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
Elongated congested volumes are common at chemical processing and petroleum refining facilities due to the arrangement of processing units, but there...

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 combustible dust has led to actions by regulators, standard writing organizations, insurers and...

Estimation of an Event Occurrence for LOPA Studies

Archived Webinar
Nov 30, 2016
Involved in LOPA? Sooner or later, you’ll run into a problem that has never before occurred in your plant. Find out what to respond. In 60 minutes, you’ll learn how to develop a measure of the frequency or failure rate of an event when the historical information includes no occurrences of the event...

Sponsored Webinar: Managing the Lifecycle of Independent Protection Layers

Archived Webinar
Oct 26, 2016
Learn how managing the entire lifecycle of Independent Protection Layers will ensure effectiveness, auditability and independence. This Provenance Consulting-sponsored webinar reviews the current standards and industry practices for IPL management and how to assess the effectiveness of their...

Process Safety in Operations - What's Missing?

Archived Webinar
Sep 15, 2016
Frontline operations is where everything comes together. It’s where production happens. It’s where all of the activities needed to operate and maintain the plant, where all of the operational risk and all of the human interaction with the assets occurs. It’s a dynamic and inherently hazardous place...

Sponsored Webinar: 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 how the results such analysis can generate are significant. You’ll gain an appreciation of how QR and...

Sponsored Webinar: Learn How to Manage Your PSI More Effectively

Archived Webinar
May 11, 2016
Too often, Process Safety Information (PSI) is inaccurate, out-of-date or stuck in a filing cabinet and not readily available. Find out how to more effectively manage your PSI, and have updated information at your fingertips. In this ioMosaic-sponsored webinar, you’ll explore how accurate and...

Sponsored Webinar: 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, you’ll identify the five key steps in implementing a successful Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)...

Sponsored Webinar: 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 issue, with samples of currently popular technologies shown. Many companies are already effective at...

Sponsored Webinar: Benefits of Intelligent Drawing Practices

Archived Webinar
Jul 29, 2015
This presentation details how to identify opportunities for improved drawing practices and how these practices can shape your facility’s ability to maintain and evaluate Process Safety Information (PSI). Hundreds of thousands of PSI data points are stored on various types of drawings at a given...

Sponsored Webinar: Optimizing LOPA

Archived Webinar
May 6, 2015
This presentation is an overview of the LOPA process. How/why it is used instead of, or in addition to HAZOPs and What-Ifs to identify hazardous scenarios. It discusses best practices on conducting a LOPA review, as well as initiating event, and to determine whether safeguards qualify as...

Pressure Relief Systems Effluent Handling

Archived Webinar
Mar 18, 2015
Collection, disposal, and treatment systems are an integral part of pressure relief systems for minimizing potential hazards posed by the effluent from pressure relief devices. There are several strategies for effluent handling, as well as common unit operations for executing those strategies in...

Sponsored Webinar: Realizing the Benefits of a Truly Integrated PHA Process

Archived Webinar
Feb 26, 2014
This webinar highlights and discusses the benefits and importance of integrating the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process with your Management of Change (MOC) process, conducting a PHA on Capital and Plant Projects, and ensuring the adequacy of the PHA team membership.

Advances in Layer of Protection Analysis

Archived Webinar
Jan 29, 2014
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) has become possibly the most commonly used quantitative risk methodology in the chemical industry. This webinar provides an overview of the content of two new LOPA texts published by CCPS.

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.

Process Safety for Process Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jan 26, 2012
Process safety is the most important facet of our jobs as process engineers. Learn how CCPS can support process engineers in their quest to make their processing facilities both more productive and safer.

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.

Flame Flashbacks: Causes and Prevention

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2010
This webinar addresses the principle of flammability of vapor/air mixtures, including flammability limits, ignition temperatures, the effect of inerts and how to determine the flammability of any particular mixture. It also covers ignition sources and the common methods of avoiding flashbacks,...

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 presentation will first define the problem using accident statistics and some simple case histories, and...

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 the 2005 explosion at the BP Texas City refinery. This has also been a subject of frequent discussions...

Intro to Quantitative Risk Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
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Basic Concepts in Risk Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
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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...

Combustible Dust Hazard Assessment: A Risk Based Approach

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
A CCPS Concept Book on performing Combustible Dust Hazard Assessments (CDHA) will be published later this year. This book is not meant to duplicate...

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