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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.

Making Everyone a Barrier Guardian

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Process safety layers of protection, often referred to as barriers, are typically comprised of plant hardware, procedures, and people. In a typical...

Know Your Limits

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Know Your Limits [i] Jerry Forest Sr. Director, Process Safety Celanese 225 E. John Carpenter Freeway Suite 1200 Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 417-1920...

How to Conduct a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Abstract: Dust hazards analyses (DHAs) are required to be completed by September 2018 for all existing facilities, per NFPA 652. This presentation...

Internal Auditing – Improving Human Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
The primary purpose of an organization's internal auditing program is to assess compliance with their internal requirements and applicable...

Vented Hydrogen DDTs

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc. (BakerRisk ® ) and Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. (Daewoo) performed partially-...

The Day a Three Mile Island Event Did Not Happen

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
In 1986, while I was a new engineer at a nuclear power plant, the plant experienced a total loss of feedwater event when multiple systems and...

Competency Requirements in Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
When selecting individuals to perform process safety management tasks one will want to make sure that those individuals are competent to perform the...

A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach to IEC 61511 Prior Use

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Understanding the quality of failure rate data is vital to successful application of SIS, as emphasized in the latest IEC 61511 standard. This...

Pump BLEVE Protection Initiator Determination

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
If a liquid-filled centrifugal pump is run while isolated, the mechanical energy input to the contained fluid results in a temperature increase. This...

Relief and Flare System Design Mitigation Options

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Any modifications to existing Pressure Relief and Flare Systems are typically costly in terms of capital, manpower, and outage. It is therefore...

Hot Work Safety Zones - What if there is a Leak?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
One of the main objectives of hot work safety is prevent the interaction of an ignition source and a flammable mixture. This seemingly simple...

Choosing HIPS over PRV - It's More Than Risk Reduction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
The use of the term “High Integrity Protective System” or HIPS has changed from 2000 when this author won the...
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