Process Safety Technical Areas

SAChE® Certificate Program – Ethics

eLearning (online) Course
Students will learn about the AIChE Code of Ethics and how it aligns with the engineer’s creed to do no harm. This brief “introduction to ethics”...

SAChE® Certificate Program - Lab Safety

eLearning (online) Course
Laboratory safety is important for anyone working in a laboratory. This course will introduce you to laboratory safety and provides the content...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

Assessment of Battery Energy Storage Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Current and future power grids are characterized by a high share of renewable energy sources. This leads to fluctuations in the power injection that...

Accounting for Emergent Failure Paths in LOPA

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
One of the fundamental assumptions made when using standard LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis) is that the barriers selected for a common threat...

Getting Incident Investigations Right

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
When safety investigations are conducted like criminal investigations, they tend to be backward-looking and focused on learning who to blame, rather...

Humans Make Mistakes...Which Cause Events

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
When reviewing investigations reports associated with Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC) events, it is not uncommon to find human error identified as...
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