Elements of Process Safety

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...

Guidelines for Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis

May, 2017
This book describes how to conduct Process Hazard Assessments (PHAs) for processes handling combustible solids. The book explains how to do a dust hazard assessment by using either an approach based on compliance with existing consensus standards, or by using a risk based approach. Worked examples...

Modular Software Product Line Approach for Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm-5:00pm
This paper examines the advantages of utilizing a Software Product Line type of approach with modular code structures to process automation...

Produced Water Tank Explosion Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm-4:45pm
Produced Water Tank Explosion Case Study J. Kelly Thomas, Ph.D. Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants 3330 Oakwell Court, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX...

New Guidelines for Managing Asset (Mechanical) Integrity

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Ensuring the initial and ongoing integrity of process equipment, including instrumentation and safety systems, has become known as asset integrity...

Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety CCPS published Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety in March 20007. We were the primary authors of...

Don't Do What We Did - Stupidity, Luck, and Making Good Choices

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Abstract - Fortunately, the focus on safe behaviors, hazard recognition, and risk management has greatly improved over the past few decades. However...

Are Your Safeguards Fast Enough to Be Effective?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
A number of design pitfalls must be avoided when allocating the process safety time during the specification of instrumented safeguards. A key...

Beyond Being Proactively Reactive

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
In the last 20 years, Industry has made great strides in utilizing tools to manage the day-to-day business of equipment failure in order to minimize...

Oxide Formed in High Temperature Corrosion By Model Naphthenic Acids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Naphthenic acid (NAP) refers to the indigenous carboxylic acid in the crude oil. High-temperature NAP corrosion of steel is one of major concerns for...

Ageing Assets in the Process Industry -  an Holistic View

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Introduction: Ageing is something natural. Everything is ageing including us as human beings. When we get older we will visit a doctor more often, we...

New Perspectives on Refinery Corrosion and Integrity Management

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
   “New Perspectives on Refinery Corrosion and Integrity Management”   Kjell Wold Global Business Development Manger - Roxar Flow Assurance...

PSM Challenges in an Aging Cyanide Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
A 40-year old hydrogen cyanide (HCN) plant is examined as a case study. The plant is approximately 90% PSM-covered, predates PSM by over a decade,...

Managing Risk through Integrity Operating Windows

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
A comprehensive asset integrity management (AIM) program is essential to reducing risk of operations to as low as practicable. Risk profiles should...

Addressing Process Safety Challenges in Batch Tolling

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
AIChE CCPS 13 th GCPS Abstract Submission Brenda Seggerman EHS Engineer, Hydrite Chemical Co. Batch operations play a significant role in the...

Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety We believe no one has more power to improve safety than our supervisors and mid-managers. Our...

Prevent the Next Catastrophe

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
With the increasing complex manufacturing processes and environmental regulations, and the challenges to retaining knowledge from retiring employees...

Optimization for Flare Operation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Abstract Flare operation is a challenging task since the flowrate, net heating value, composition of the vent gas and weather conditions vary...

Offshore Units Safety Management Systems Analysis: Sgso x SEMS II

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Industry has been increasingly demanded regarding safety. Its challenge is to keep its continuity in a horizon of growing operations and external...

A Look into Cumulative Risk Assessment: Past, Present and Future

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
A Look into Cumulative Risk Assessment: Past, Present and Future S. Zohra Halim, Yogesh Koirala and M. Sam Mannan Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety...

Uncertain about Uncertainty

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Key Words: Understand Hazard & Risk, Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, Define probability; Subjective probability Abstract: It is well-...

The Facility Siting Cycle (Revalidation)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Facility siting is an assessment of occupied buildings given potential explosion, fire, and toxic hazards. As stated in 29 CFR Part 1910, it is...

Inherently Safer Piping – Best Practices

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Abstract This paper presents lesser known items in the upstream and midstream industries important to piping stress and overpressure protection...

LOPA: Ventajas De La Buena gestión De Las Capas De protección

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
LOPA: Ventajas de la buena gestión de las capas de protección Ana María Macías Juárez, MBA, MPICP MAJA Consulting Group, S.A. de C.V. Habaneras...

Major Accidents: Managing the First 96 Hours

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Effectively responding to a major accident requires a prompt, sure-footed approach; especially with criminal prosecutions for endangerment and...

The Nature of Ammonium Nitrate Decomposition and Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Ammonium nitrate explosions can cause significant destruction as shown with examples in West, Texas (2013) and Tianjin, China (2015). Yet, ammonium...

Human Error. a Myth Eclipsing Real Causes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Abstract Human Error. A myth eclipsing real causes For years the professionals involved in the investigation of industrial accidents have identified...

Elongated VCE Blast Waves and Structural Damage

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Elongated congested volumes are common at chemical processing and petroleum refining facilities due to the arrangement of processing units, but there...

Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5 Â Step Back 5x5 is our last layer of defense and perhaps our most important. This paper shows how...

Benefits of Novel Cooling Water Chemicals on Refinery Economics

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Some 35 years ago phosphate and zinc based programs emerged as the cooling water treatment technology of choice when the industry was strongly...

Using Data-Based Indicators to Improve Process Safety Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Using Data-based Indicators to Improve Process Safety Performance Erin P. Collins and Paul J. Amico JENSEN HUGHES Performance indicators (also...

Explosion Prevention and Mitigation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 4:00am
The analysis, prevention, protection and mitigation of fire, explosion, and reactivity hazards continue to be important to the loss prevention...

Foundations of Process Safety

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

OSHA Process Safety Management Review

eLearning (online) Course
Take this fundamental course and gain an introduction to Process Safety Management. In just two short hours, you’ll learn how and when to apply the...

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.

Process Safety Boot Camp

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

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