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.

Importance of Field Testing Liquid Distributors

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Spray nozzles & gravity distributors are primarily used in different Oil refinery facilities (columns, scrubbers, etc.). Installers and...

Safety Culture: The Foundation of Sustainability

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Overview A safe operating environment is cornerstone to any companies operations and working environment. By understanding a company’s goals and...

An Update On the Use of Process Safety Leading Indicators

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
The CCPS Process Safety Leading and Lagging Metrics publication states that the essential element of any improvement program is the measure of...

Near Misses - Private or Public Concern?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Near miss incidents include those releases and/or fires that do not result in significant employee injury or costs. In many cases there are federal...

Where Process Safety Must Move

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Description: Process safety has long embodied the adage, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”...

Process Safety: From Concept to Commissioning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Process Safety: From Concept to Commissioning Process safety is an essential component in all phases of project design, from initial research and...

9th GCPS Opening Plenary Speech

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Welcome to San Antonio, to the 2013 Spring AIChE Meeting, and to the 9 th Global Congress on Process Safety.

Using LOPA to Establish SILs for Power Outage Protection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
Catastrophic incident root causes often may be correlated with power outages. An unanticipated power outage may be an initiating event that leads to...

Process safety status in China

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
Process safety status in China

Evaluation of Dispersion Models for LNG Siting Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
The federal safety standards for LNG facilities under 49 CFR Part 193 approves the use of specific dispersion models for performing vapor-gas...

Societal Risk Criteria and Pipelines

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
The discussion of societal risk criteria for the process industry began in the 1970's, led primarily by the Dutch and British governments. Most of...

Flash Fire From a Hot Combustible Liquid

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
A truck driver loading a tanker was fatally injured in a flash fire. The accident occurred at the loading rack of a petroleum refinery. The truck...

Design Challenges in Tankage Modernization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
In order to comply with regulation requirements, a refinery needs to perform major revamps to produce different grades of Diesel, namely ULSD, Off-...

Turnaround Excellence - Key Success Factors

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
Turnaround Excellence is more than a state of being… it is a journey. Achieving and sustaining excellence is wholly dependent on a site approach of...

More LOPA Misapplied: Common Errors and How to Avoid Them

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) continues to be more and more widely utilized in the Petrochemical and other industries. LOPA is a “simplified”...

Beware of the Black Swan

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
In 16 th century London, a statement that describes impossibility was referred to as a “black swan” because all historical records of swans up to...

Proven in Use (What's the Quality of Your Data)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012
To perform LOPA's, fault tree analysis, SIL verifications and other quantitative likelihood analyses requires data. As much as everyone wants data,...

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...

Using Alarms As a Layer of Protection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Alarms and operator response are one of the first layers of protection in preventing a plant upset from escalating into a hazardous event. This...

Process Safety Management Training for New Engineers

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Abstracts Project: PSM training for new Engineer Presenter: Name VIGNALE, Alberto Eduardo Telephone +54-3487-444372 e-mail alberto.e.vignale@monsanto...

A Pre-Plan for Process Safety Management

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
This paper will present the steps a small pharmaceutical research and development company is taking to prepare for Process Safety Management (PSM)...

Fire From Iron

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Although the potential consequences of combustible dust explosions are becoming more widely known, the potential consequences of combustible dust...

Why Smaller Companies Struggle with Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Proposed title: Why smaller companies struggle with Process Safety Author: John Herber, Principal Consultant, Process Hazard Management Services, LLC...

Opportunities and Challenges for Advanced Biofuel Industry

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Biofuels have been criticized for leading to rise in food costs. Advanced biofuels steer clear of this controversy as they are produced mostly from...

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...

Auto Refrigeration and Metal Embrittlement

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Abstract AIChE Housten Conference April 1-4 2012 Loss Of Containment Protection Auto Refrigeration and Metal Embrittlement Tys Koerts Sr. Process...

Maintain Safety Excellence in Laboratory Test Facilities

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Our laboratory contains calorimeters to characterize reactive chemical hazards and multiple different instruments to characterize both dust and gas/...

Gains From Getting near Misses Reported

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
[An earlier edition of this paper was first presented at the “International Conference and Workshop – Process Safety Incidents,” 2000, organized by...

Refinery-Wide Topics for Profitability, Reliability and Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
In this session we will review several case studies that will allow you to better understand the importance of process engineering and process safety...

Critical Alarm Management : Connecting the Dots

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
In the aftermath of some high profile national security incidents, investigations starting with the catastrophe or near miss and working backwards...

Operational Group for Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
With the increase in requirements for monitoring and improving process safety indicators on a thermoelectric unit linked to a Braskem Basic...

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