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Process Safety Boot Camp

Face-to-Face 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.

9th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety

June 16-18, 2020
The Latin American Conference on Process Safety is part of CCPS' family of Global Congress on Process Safety. This conference, co-organized by ABIQUIM, is part of CCPS' worldwide effort to prevent major accidents through promoting lifelong learning as well as continuous improvement in process...

2019 Conference on Hydrogen Safety

October 14-15, 2019
Presented by the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), the 2019 Conference on Hydrogen Safety will bring together academics, industry, and government representatives to highlight the safe use of hydrogen in commercial and industrial applications. Early Bird Registration ends September 14 Submit an...

September 2019 CEP Preview

September 13, 2019

This month in CEP, learn about NSF grants, get tips for safe scaleup, learn about planning a plant decommissioning, and much more.

Reactive Chemical Hazards

Archived Webinar
Aug 28, 2019
Incidents due to reactive chemical hazards continue to occur in the manufacturing industry, resulting in loss of life, property damage, and environmental impacts. There are many federal regulations...

NSF Funding: Planting the Seeds of Innovation

September
2019
Career Catalyst
Emily Petruzzelli
The National Science Foundation (NSF) issues hundreds of grants every year to translate invention into impact. This article discusses some of the many NSF funding opportunities and profiles several organizations that have found success due, in part, to NSF funding.

Ensure Safe Scaleup

September
2019
Back To Basics
Richard Palluzi
Minor hazards in the laboratory could turn out to be major safety concerns as the process is scaled up. Follow this guidance to ensure each stage of scaleup is safe.

5th CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety

October 22-23, 2019
Over the past several years, Process Safety has taken on an increased importance. Today, companies large and small, in the traditional process industries and in emerging areas, all put a premium on improving their Process Safety performance. In fact, Process Safety is now a Board-level issue in many companies.

Managing Human Reliability

Archived Webinar
Aug 14, 2019
This 60-minute program will give you an overview of the impact of human factors on operator performance.

Fatal Toxic Chemical Release at Dupont

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Fatal Toxic Chemical Release at DuPont Tamara Qureshi Attorney Advisor-Investigations United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board 1...

Effective PSM on Small Capital Projects

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Recognizing that Small Capital Projects are often quick turn-around, limited scope projects, it can be challenging to effectively incorporate PSM...

Finding Unknown Anomalies before They Risk Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Four out of every five oil historical refinery accidents resulted from unexpected, unknown process and mechanical anomalies rather than known,...

Compressor Surge Modeling and Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Axial and centrifugal compressor control is exceptionally challenging due to the extraordinary speed and severity of problems and the extreme...

High Performance in Process Safety ֠Balanced Approach

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
The core of high performance in process safety is managing risks to prevent incidents from happening. In a high-performance process safety culture,...

Process Safety, the Journey Is Most Important!

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
This paper will discuss process safety management work and the desired effects of employee participation and culture at all levels within the company...

Employee Training ֠Beyond Compliance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
When it comes to employee’s safety at a facility covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’...

Trust As Currency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
“Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the...

Combustible Dust - Hazards / Mitigations / Pitfalls

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Combustible dust is and has been a major issue in industry. This is not something new but is something that is more in the spotlight in recent years...

The Day I Got a Second Chance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
This presentation recounts a major process safety accident that occurred in 1989. The accident released a large volume of hot flammable liquid...

Safeguard Meters within Chevron

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Chevron has developed a framework for implementing the concept of “safeguard meter” within our operating assets...

Induced Draft Fan Reliability Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Induced draft fans are normally installed on top of the furnace and are critical equipment in the operation of Ethylene furnaces as they are...

3D Printing- Unique Hazards When Metal Dust Is Created

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Over the past several years, manufacturers in the additive industries have employed 3D printing to increase efficiency on plant floors. Materials...

Confirming the SIS Layer of Protection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
The Safety Instrumented System (SIS) is a complex protection layer with high reliability requirements. Assuring the effectiveness of the SIS requires...

Transferline Exchanger Internal Diameter Tube Inspection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Transfer Line Exchangers (TLE’s) are a critical part of an ethylene producing unit. Similar to a high temperature, high pressure...

Enfoque Multi-Amenaza Para Abordar Peligros Natech

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Los eventos naturales representan amenazas/peligros significativos para las unidades de proceso de diferentes industrias. Es decir, peligros...

Case Study of Steam Hammer Event in an Ethylene Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
A steam explosion incident occurred on a Steam Line in a Gulf Coast Ethylene Production Facility. A detailed review of the third party failure...

Ignorance Is Not Bliss with Reactive Chemical Hazards

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Many highly hazardous chemicals have been identified by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM)...

Building Hazard Recognition Competency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Understanding hazards and risk is essential for the success of process safety as well as occupational safety. Process safety involves managing energy...

CFD Modeling of Liquid Jet Fire

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Although jet fires may pose a major hazard in the chemical processing industry, they are typically modeled with semi-empirical models that were...

Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Frontline Supervisors Are the Safety Culture No other form of safety communication is more important than the casual, face-to-face communication...

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