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Process Safety Boot Camp

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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.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Relief Systems but Were Too Afraid to Ask

Archived Webinar
Mar 22, 2017
Have you ever had a “dumb” question about pressure relief systems that you were too afraid to ask? Have no fear. Get the answer here. Provenance Consulting is ready to answer any question you have about pressure relief systems. Submit your most burning question anonymously in advance and get the...

Management of Change: What You Should Know

Archived Webinar
Mar 1, 2017
Could your Management of Change (MOC) program stand some improvement? You’re not alone. Most programs in the process industries could. Learn how to fill gaps in your MOC program attributed to a lack of well-defined work flow, tracking and communication, and information management capabilities. This...

The Importance of Operating Procedures

Archived Webinar
Feb 22, 2017
Could your facility be under-utilizing your operating procedures? Find out how to use them beyond day-to-day operations. This 60-minute sponsored webinar starts off by looking at why operating procedures are essential to your safety and efficiency, OSHA requirements related to their content and...

Process Safety in Operations - What's Missing?

Archived Webinar
Sep 15, 2016
Frontline operations is where everything comes together. It’s where production happens. It’s where all of the activities needed to operate and maintain the plant, where all of the operational risk and all of the human interaction with the assets occurs. It’s a dynamic and inherently hazardous place...

Quantitative Risk Analysis: Beyond QRA

Archived Webinar
Sep 14, 2016
You understand QRA. Now take the next step in risk mitigation with facility siting. This 60-minute ioMosaic-sponsored webinar begins with a re-cap of the basic concepts involved in QRA and why and how the results such analysis can generate are significant. You’ll gain an appreciation of how QR and...

Incident Reporting and Investigation

Archived Webinar
Jun 22, 2016
The thorough investigation, analysis and follow-up of incidents—including near misses—is one of the most effective ways to improve safety and reliability of process facilities. Yet, many struggle with the collection and management of data related to injuries, fires, regulatory/citation issues,...

Learn How to Manage Your PSI More Effectively

Archived Webinar
May 11, 2016
Too often, Process Safety Information (PSI) is inaccurate, out-of-date or stuck in a filing cabinet and not readily available. Find out how to more effectively manage your PSI, and have updated information at your fingertips. In this ioMosaic-sponsored webinar, you’ll explore how accurate and...

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 this Operational Sustainability sponsored webinar, you’ll identify the five key steps in implementing a successful Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)...

Combustible Dust - What you should know about NFPA 652

Archived Webinar
Mar 23, 2016
In this ioKinetic sponsored webinar, you’ll gain an overview of NFPA 652 and how it provides basic principles and minimum requirements to manage fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards of combustible dusts. We’ll compare and contrast NFPA 652 with the legacy NFPA standards—including NFPA 654, 61,...

When the Only Things Consistent About Your PHAs Are Inconsistencies

Archived Webinar
Jan 27, 2016
This Provenance Consulting sponsored webinar helps you address the causes and the consequences of inconsistencies in PHAs and LOPAs while meeting the requirements of OSHA 1910.119 PSM. You’ll learn how maintaining consistency in PHAs can help simplify management of equipment in your facility,...

How PSM Programs of the Past Should Shape a Better PSM Future

Archived Webinar
Oct 28, 2015
Process Safety Management has been the “law of the land” in the U.S. for over 20 years, and while it may be perceived differently by different parts of your organization, one aspect is almost universally agreed on: If we had to do it over again, we would approach implementation and practice of PSM...

Capital Project Process Management

Archived Webinar
Sep 16, 2015
A major challenge faced by PSM-covered sites is addressing the process safety management needs of capital projects. This webinar covers specific concepts and underlying principles pertaining to this issue, with samples of currently popular technologies shown. Many companies are already effective at...

Rigorous vs. Simplified Simulations: How to Accurately Predict Relief Rates

Archived Webinar
Aug 12, 2015
The key message of the presentation is that operating companies should rigorously simulate distillation columns in order to economically design the relief system, which includes individual relief devices, flare headers and network components. Attendees will learn: The benefits of performing steady...

Benefits of Intelligent Drawing Practices

Archived Webinar
Jul 29, 2015
This presentation details how to identify opportunities for improved drawing practices and how these practices can shape your facility’s ability to maintain and evaluate Process Safety Information (PSI). Hundreds of thousands of PSI data points are stored on various types of drawings at a given...

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 scenarios. It discusses best practices on conducting a LOPA review, as well as initiating event, and to determine whether safeguards qualify as...

The Mechanics of a Quantitative Risk Analysis - Better Understand Your Risks

Archived Webinar
Feb 25, 2015
This presentation outlines the main steps involved in conducting a Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) study, and the main inputs and outputs in such a study. It also discusses how closer examination of these results can enable risk analysts to better understand, manage, and mitigate risks at their...

Embrace Change by Establishing Comprehensive Management of Change (MOC) Processes

Archived Webinar
Jan 28, 2015
This webinar addresses the importance of effectively managing change by establishing comprehensive Management of Change (MOC) processes. The components of a comprehensive process will be examined through real-world examples of managing change and methods for assessing and improving change...

Management of Organizational Change

Archived Webinar
Sep 17, 2014
In this webinar, Dr. Hoff shares some of the results of his current research on the topic of Management of Organizational Change (MOOC). Changes in job responsibilities, loss of key personnel, or even changes in shift hours can lead to serious incidents with potentially severe consequences. In most...

Acuity: Software Solution for Improving Process Risk Management

Archived Webinar
Jul 30, 2014
The webinar provides attendees with information regarding Acuity, the new cloud-based risk management software from AcuTech. Acuity will enable organizations to better implement, audit, measure and improve their safety and security management systems. The session discusses and provides a...

How Process Engineers Are Impacted by Mechanical Integrity

Archived Webinar
Apr 30, 2014
Process Engineers are instrumental to the design, production, and safe operation of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities. Of equal criticality is the Mechanical Integrity department, which helps contribute to the continuing availability and safe operation of the equipment residing in the facility...

Has PSI Become a Data Management Nightmare?

Archived Webinar
Mar 26, 2014
This webinar addresses the importance of Process Safety Information (PSI) and PSI management, the potential limitations associated with PSI management within an organization, and real-world solutions for overcoming these limitations to build a robust PSI management program.

Realizing the Benefits of a Truly Integrated PHA Process

Archived Webinar
Feb 26, 2014
This webinar highlights and discusses the benefits and importance of integrating the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process with your Management of Change (MOC) process, conducting a PHA on Capital and Plant Projects, and ensuring the adequacy of the PHA team membership.

Introduction to Pressure Relief Systems

Archived Webinar
Jan 8, 2014
Pressure relieving systems are an integral part of any process facility, from offshore production platforms to petrochemical complexes, and usually provide the last line of defense against overpressure and loss of containment. Although ubiquitous, pressure relieving systems are not necessarily well...

Process Safety Beacon: Is Your Plant Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

January
2018
Process Safety Beacon
Natural disasters can significantly impact or threaten process plants. In recent years, many events have been in the news because of their impacts: Images 1 and 2 — Satellite and ground photos of wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, taken...

Featured Engage Discussions: January, 2018

January 30, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss mentors/influencers, the role of chemical engineers in the American economy, risk management, and the skill of creating quality presentations.

Meet Process Engineer Robert Nunley

January 8, 2018

Welcome to the first in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and regions.

Process Safety Management for Bioethanol

eLearning (online) Course
Process safety management is different in the biodiesel industry. Gain tools, techniques and regulatory guidance tailored to your unique needs.

Fire Behavior: Part 1

Archived Webinar
Oct 11, 2017
What if you could predict fire behavior and better protect your people and structures? Take this webinar to learn more. In 60 minutes, you’ll gain an overview of fire event modeling, how source terms are developed and how to use model predictions to better protect your people and structures. You’ll...

Flare Emissions Regulatory Update

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 30, 2017
ABSTRACT “Flare Emissions Regulatory Update” by Kevin Leary, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Several new regulations have been recently published by...

Safety Instrumented Systems Design & Lifecycle Fundamentals

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
It has been identified that 44% of recorded accidents involving control systems were due to specification issues. This review will emphasize the...

Modular Software Product Line Approach for Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
This paper examines the advantages of utilizing a Software Product Line type of approach with modular code structures to process automation...

Produced Water Tank Explosion Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Produced Water Tank Explosion Case Study J. Kelly Thomas, Ph.D. Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants 3330 Oakwell Court, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX...

Dust Explosion Hazards: Housekeeping Quantified

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
DUST-EXPLOSION HAZARDS: HOUSEKEEPING QUANTIFIED Richard W. Prugh, PE, CSP Principal Process Safety Engineer Chilworth Technology, Inc., a Dekra...

Inherently Safer Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The 2 nd edition of CCPS’s Guidelines for Safe Automation of Chemical Processes discusses the application of the inherently safer strategies to...

Improving Human Factors Review in PHA and LOPA

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Human Reliability practitioners utilize a variety of tools in their work that could improve the facilitation of PHA-LOPA related to identifying and...

New Guidelines for Managing Asset (Mechanical) Integrity

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Ensuring the initial and ongoing integrity of process equipment, including instrumentation and safety systems, has become known as asset integrity...

Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety CCPS published Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety in March 20007. We were the primary authors of...

Beyond Being Proactively Reactive

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
In the last 20 years, Industry has made great strides in utilizing tools to manage the day-to-day business of equipment failure in order to minimize...

Are Your Safeguards Fast Enough to Be Effective?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
A number of design pitfalls must be avoided when allocating the process safety time during the specification of instrumented safeguards. A key...

How Small of a Cloud We Want to Detect on Our Gas Detectors?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
There is a crucial question that has room for a lot discussions. How small is really small? The idea of this paper is to cover a series of cloud...

Limiting Oxygen Concentration of Hybrid Mixtures

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
An investigation into the limiting oxygen concentration (LOC) of fifteen combustible dusts, one gas, two solvents and their mixtures in the standard...

Ageing Assets in the Process Industry -  an Holistic View

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Introduction: Ageing is something natural. Everything is ageing including us as human beings. When we get older we will visit a doctor more often, we...

The Integration of Inherently Safer Design and Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Abstract for 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety March 26-30, 2017 San Antonio, TX Session Selection: Â Process...

New Perspectives on Refinery Corrosion and Integrity Management

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
   “New Perspectives on Refinery Corrosion and Integrity Management”   Kjell Wold Global Business Development Manger - Roxar Flow Assurance...

Managing Risk through Integrity Operating Windows

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
A comprehensive asset integrity management (AIM) program is essential to reducing risk of operations to as low as practicable. Risk profiles should...

Effectiveness of Water Sprays in Mitigating Toxic Releases

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Chemical manufacturing operations must consider and prepare for release of toxic chemicals, such as anhydrous ammonia, anhydrous hydrofluoric acid,...

and Now for Something Completely Different

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Process safety management systems are generally credited with reducing major accident risk in the process industries. While those systems have been...

Study on On-Line Monitoring Technology of Oil Tank Grounding

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Abstract: after completion of tank construction, the change of grounding system will be out of people’s sight. The soil resistance will be changed...

Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety We believe no one has more power to improve safety than our supervisors and mid-managers. Our...

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