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.

PSM Elements: citations, practices & metrics

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
PSM Introduction 'Master Class' with two invited speakers Copyright © American Institute of Chemical Engineers. All rights reserved.

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.

Advances in Automation: Wireless the Enabler

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 4, 2013
Older refineries and petrochemical facilities were built with the minimum amount of instrumentation, only that which was necessary to safely operate...

Risk Assessment Challenges 20:20

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 3, 2013
A wide variety of hazard identification and risk assessment techniques are available. All techniques require knowledge in the fundamentals of the...

CSB Investigation of Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
On August 6, 2012 a hydrocarbon fire occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the crude unit of the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, California...

Retrofitting Burner Management Systems At Existing Furnaces

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Retrofitting Burner Management Systems at Existing Furnaces This paper presents a pragmatic approach for how to retrofit and safely operate the...

Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada The focus of this paper will be on the cracking heaters at the NOVA Chemicals Corunna site,...

Lessons Learned From Fire in Air Supply Ducts

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
ABSTRACT Submitted for consideration to the 47 th LPS on Oct 31, 2012 Title: Lessons Learned from Fire in Air Supply Ducts Primary author: Al Waller...

Effect of Flammable Cloud Treatment On Predicted Blast Loads

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Effect of Flammable Cloud Treatment on Predicted Blast Loads J. Kelly Thomas and Jihui Geng Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants 3330 Oakwell Court...

Blacks Swans, White Swans and Fifty Shades of Grey

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Last year at the Global Congress for Process Safety we presented a paper entitled, “Beware of the Black Swan: The Limitations of Risk Analysis for...

Process Safety in Power Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Process Safety is a very common and used topic in the chemical industry. According to CCPS, an incident is reported as a process safety incident if...

QRA Method for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Filling Stations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Summary This paper describes a method to calculate risks generated by liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling stations for road trucks. An increasing...

Sound Alarm Management Improves Safety and Profitability

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
At the core of ethylene manufacturing, plant operators play a critical role in maintaining safe, sustainable and profitable production. For nearly...

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...

MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants Accumulation of C3 (MAPD, Methyl Acetylene & Propadiene) and C4 (VA, Vinyl Acetylene)...

PSM Challenge for Unregulated Upstream Facilities

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Upstream oil and gas facilities are typically exempt from the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard; however, in light of recent regulatory...

Snares to LOPA Action Items

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Snares to LOPA Action Items Glenn Rozmus, Dustin J. Smith, Dick A. Baum Greater numbers of action items are being generated from the LOPA process as...

Increasing the Agility of Process Safety Management Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
The Process Industry is constantly adapting to change. High prices of raw materials, new materials for construction, and advances in technology...

Flammable Vapor Explosion At Dupont Yerkes Facility

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
This case study examines a November 9, 2010, explosion at an E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co. Inc., Yerkes chemical plant in Buffalo, New York when a...

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...

Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Process Safety Management Mentoring: Developing Leaders The first pillar of Risk Based Process Safety Management is "Commitment to Process Safety." A...

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-...

Promoting Commitment to Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Successful implementation of process safety management (PSM) typically requires the use of a combination of physical and procedural safeguards...

Using Assessments to Improve Process Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
It is generally accepted that companies managing highly hazardous chemicals require a strong process safety culture and process safety management...

A Systematic Approach to Relief System Evaluation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Managing the lifecycle of relief and flare systems data is complex and fraught with challenges and risks, whether the work is performed internally or...

Safety Controls, Alarms, and Interlocks As IPLs

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) involves the analysis of the sequence of events leading to an identified scenario. This analysis yields an...

Management Discipline: Defining a Process Safety Strategy

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Management Discipline: Defining a Process Safety Strategy Jerry J. Forest - Global Process Safety Manager, Celanese jerry.forest@celanese.com...

Process Safety As a Career Foundation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
The foundation of one’s profession can have an exponential effect on the lifelong development of their careers. There may be no stronger launching...

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