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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...

Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

CCPS was established in 1985 to focus on engineering and management practices that can prevent and mitigate catastrophic accidents involving release of hazardous materials. CCPS is supported by sponsors in the chemical and hydrocarbon process industries and active worldwide via conferences, books, databases, education, research, and more.

Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems, 2nd Edition

April, 2017
Providing in-depth guidance on how to design and rate emergency pressure relief systems, Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems incorporates the current best designs from the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems as well as American Petroleum Institute (API) standards...

Process Safety Visions: Disciplined Adherence to Standards

March
2017
Process Safety Visions
The Process Safety Visions (PSV) column takes an in-depth look at the Center for Chemical Process Safety’s (CCPS) Vision 20/20 industry tenets and societal themes. The first two installments introduced committed culture and vibrant management...

Peter Schwalbenberg

The AIChE Foundation caught up with Peter Schwalbenberg, AIChE young professional to discuss his profession, personal aspirations and involvement in the Institute.

Process Safety Visions: Vibrant Management Systems

January
2017
Process Safety Visions
The Center for Chemical Process Safety’s (CCPS) Vision 20/20 program provides a comprehensive view of what great process safety looks like. The first installment of the Process Safety Visions (PSV) column ( CEP, Nov. 2016, p. 22) introduced Vision...
Cover of March 2017 CEP – Cover Feature: Work-Life Balance

March 2017 CEP Preview

March 13, 2017
This month's CEP Magazine looks at managing a healthy and enjoyable work-life balance, along with features on safely servicing relief devices and on improving production...

O Beacon : Uma Ferramenta Gratuita que Salva Vidas

November
2016
Spotlight on Safety
Louisa Nara
This is a non-official document translation although based on the original article, "The Beacon: A Free Tool That Saves Lives. Please, refer to the original language version of the article at www.aiche.org/resources/publications/cep/2016/november/...

Process Safety Visions: Committed Culture

November
2016
Process Safety Visions
What does great process safety look like? The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) offers a common vision of excellent process safety performance — Vision 20/20. In this vision, companies follow five industry tenets enabled by four societal...

Safely Service Your Relief Devices

March
2017
Safety
Aubry Shackelford, P.E., P.Eng., Jeffrey Heil, P.E., Ian Sergo
Safety risks and economic costs make shutting down a process when a pressure relief device needs to be isolated or removed less than ideal. Several alternative methods are available that will enable you to isolate these devices while continuing to run your process.

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...

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?...

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...

Intro to Quantitative Risk Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:00am-9:30am
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Basic Concepts in Risk Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:30am-9:00am
TBA Copyright © American Institute of Chemical Engineers. All rights reserved.

Prevention of Combustible Dust Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
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
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
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Guidelines for Defining Process Safety Competency Requirements

October, 2015
This Guideline presents the framework of process safety knowledge and expertise versus the desired competency level in a “super-matrix” format, vertically and diagonally. The matrix references for potential remedies/required training may be tailored to a company’s internally developed training,...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it...

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...

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...

机械完整性体系指南

January, 2015
《机械完整性体系指南》所述美国化工过程安全中心(CCPS)制定的机械完整性管理体系指南,属于过程安全和风险管理体系中的一部分,是石油化工行业、电力系统及其他存在高风险的生产行业进行机械设备、资产有效管理的重要指南。   本书从机械完整性定义开始,详述了相关概念,明确了领导层在机械完整性管理或者设备管理中的职责,制定了比较详细的实现机械完整性管理的操作指南,内容涵盖相关管理职责、机械完整性管理培训、机械完整性管理对象目标与任务、机械完整性项目的实施程序及执行、针对整个机械设备生命周期的质量保证体系、缺陷管理、风险管理、检验测试及预防性维修、绩效评估、机械完整性评审及持续改进的一系列系统化的内容...

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...

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 ―...

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...

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