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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.

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...

"Just the Facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
"Just the facts" a Bad Way to Communicate Process Safety The qualities making a person a good engineer are often the same qualities making them poor...

Digital Plant: The Convergence of Process and Operational

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
“Refiners are poised to adopt new technologies at a faster pace after years of incremental progress; this effort could save the...

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...

Caribbean Petroleum Explosion Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Caribbean Petroleum Explosion Case Study Q.A. Baker, J.K. Thomas, D.R. Malik and M.T. Edel Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants 3330 Oakwell Court...

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...

Compromiso Con La Seguridad De Los Procesos

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Las técnicas de análisis de datos cualitativos de Encuestas aplicadas a investigaciones han aportado durante dÃ...

Interpretation of Damage Caused By a Vapour Cloud Explosion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Research over a period of forty years has provided a large amount of data on flame acceleration and pressure generation resulting from ignition of a...

PHAs at Identical Plants: Why Aren't They the Same?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
There is a common misunderstanding about the nature of HazOps and other process hazard analyses, that they are objective studies. That is, that...

Deflagrations By Design

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
The consequences of large VCEs and the potential for deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) are current topics of considerable interest in the...

How to Prioritize Safeguards When They Are All Critical?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
With the industry norm of budget constraints and the continuous effort of trying to do more with less, the ability to correctly prioritize work has...

Analysis of Risk Due to Compound Extreme Events

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Extreme weather events often include compound, connected events that individually amplify the impacts to process safety in the industrial sector...

Lifecycle Management of Protection Layers and Safeguards

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
From project inception to continuous plant operation a stream of safety studies will be conducted on the process, and the identified hazards will...

Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST)

Face-to-Face Course
The Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST) is a collection of MS Excel® based Process Safety Screening Tools to assist in performing a Hazard Evaluation...

Process Safety Beacon: Hidden Hazards

August
2019
Process Safety Beacon
We all respect a sharp knife, knowing the potential for a serious cut. Similarly, we are naturally cautious around a drum of hazardous material that has the appropriate labels. However, it is difficult to determine if a pipe or vessel is full or...

Safety Minute: Corporate Memory of Accidents Lasts Only Three Years

August
2019
Safety Minute
TJ Larkin
Background How to Communicate Accidents The goal is to make the accident communication so vivid that employees do not forget the accident. Communications using a dramatic illustration are remembered up to eight times longer than text-only messages...

CCPS Visits Brazil

July 12, 2019

CCPS representatives met with numerous Brazilian companies to discuss process safety challenges and plan the next LACPS in 2020.

Dow’s ongoing dedication to Doing a World of Good

Demonstrating their commitment to safety and ethical practice, on June 10 - 13th, 2019, Dow hosted a highly successful three-day workshop to train faculty members from Universities across the country how process safety is put into industrial practice.

Optimize your Continuous Process Campaign

Archived Webinar
Jun 26, 2019
Did you know there are simple tools that can significantly improve your process campaign strategy? Or reduce turnaround costs? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn how to optimize your continuous...

June 2019 CEP Preview

June 11, 2019

This issue, the 2019 AIChE salary survey for chemical engineering, along with articles on smart manufacturing, cybersecurity, cooling tower design, and much more.

Is your PSM Program Effectively Implemented?

Archived Webinar
May 15, 2019
Does your Process Safety Management (PSM) program have flaws and gaps? This 60-minute webinar will focus on improving overall PSM effectiveness.
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Advanced Emergency Relief System Design

Face-to-Face Course
Responsible for the safe handling of the effluent from relief systems? Explore the broad topic of emergency relief system design with an emphasis on...

Process Safety Beacon: Corrosion Under Insulation

June
2019
Process Safety Beacon
Operators at a plant detected a pinhole leak in an 8-in.-diameter insulated steel line containing noncorrosive cracked gas (~40% ethylene). The line was 30 years old and was in a regeneration service, which cycled between three different temperature...

Integrate Cybersecurity into Process Hazard Analyses

June
2019
Safety
Addie Cormier, Chris Ng, P.E.
Cyberattacks can infiltrate and disrupt industrial processes, causing operational disturbances, equipment damage, and even injury to employees. Incorporating cybersecurity into process hazard analyses can help you identify the vulnerabilities in your facility.

Management of Change for Complex Organizations

Archived Webinar
May 1, 2019
Are you interested in learning about the components of an effective MOC program? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn what makes a best-in-class MOC program.

Pipeline Safety

Archived Webinar
Apr 24, 2019
Are you interested in learning how to manage pipeline integrity safety? In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn how pipeline operators might use the outputs of risk assessment to better support...

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