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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.

Process Safety Beacon: Reporting and Investigating Near Misses

March
2018
Process Safety Beacon
The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral, FL, on Jan. 28, 1986 (Images 1 and 2). The Challenger was destroyed and all seven crew members perished. The immediate cause was a leak of hot gas from a joint...

过程安全事故解析

September, 2015
《过程安全事故解析》全书主要介绍化工过程安全管理知识,并基于对50余个过程安全事故案例的深入解析,详细介绍过程安全事故发生的机理、结果、教训及预防事故的经验,以帮助化工领域相关管理人员和操作人员提高安全意识和技能,促进安全生产的实现。

Spotlight on Safety: Vulnerability is Key to Safety

February
2018
Spotlight on Safety
John Herber
Recently, I had meetings with AIChE staff in the New York City home office. To get there, I flew in and out of LaGuardia airport, and on my return home, I traveled on an Airbus A320. The significance of the aircraft was that it was the same model...

SAChE®证书课程 - 过程安全危害管理简介

eLearning (online) Course
过程安全是化学工程日常运作的重要组成部分. 本课程解释了过程安全管理体系如何减少过程危害的潜在影响. 学生将被引入由化工过程安全中心(CCPS)开发的基于风险的过程安全管理系统,这是该领域的世界标准。本课程介绍过并比较过程安全与人身安全,并讨论导致当今过程安全法规的历史事件。...

Flame Arresters: The Last Line of Defense

January
2018
Back To Basics
Matthew B. Barfield, P.E.
Flame arresters are designed to prevent catastrophe. How do they work, and which type is right for your application?

Process Safety Beacon: Contamination as a Contributing Factor

February
2018
Process Safety Beacon
Most incidents have multiple causes. For each of these incidents, contamination was a contributing factor. Incident 1. A closed valve isolated a pipe containing an organic residue from distillation processes and liquid from process vent systems. The...

SAChE® 证书课程–氮在过程安全的作用

eLearning (online) Course
这门SAChE安全证书课程重点讲化学工业中的基本物质-氮气。因为是惰性气体,氮气在化工生产、加工、处理和运输等各个方面有着广泛的应用。氮封使可燃物的安全储存和使用成为可能,还有助于防止可燃粉尘爆炸。但是,它也是一个明显的窒息性气体,在其处理和使用中必须应用安全原则。

PSM Mindsets for Everyday Use

Archived Webinar
Jan 24, 2018
Do you and your employees have a PSM mindset? Learn more. In this Provenance Consulting sponsored webinar, take a big picture look at PSM while gaining insight into ways to improve your PSM approach...

Process Safety Preparedness for Extreme Weather

Archived Webinar
Oct 10, 2017
Plant startups after unplanned shutdown are always a challenge. Recent extreme events, like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, have added a new level of complexity. This webinar will look at some of the...

Industry Best Practices When Combining HAZOP and LOPA

Archived Webinar
Sep 27, 2017
Are you wondering if HAZOP and LOPA should be combined? Sphera Solutions discusses the pitfalls, industry best practices and more in this sponsored webinar. This 60-minute sponsored webinar looks at...

Essentials of PRV Stability

Archived Webinar
Sep 13, 2017
Could undetected pressure relief valve (PRV) installation instability be putting your facility at risk? Join this webinar to find out. In this 60-minute ioMosaic sponsored webinar, gain a better...

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA): When and Where?

Archived Webinar
Jul 26, 2017
When is the best time to do Layer of Protection Analysis? Take this webinar to assess your options. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn many facilitators have a preference about when to do LOPA...

Making Your HAZOP Study Work for You…In Real Time

Archived Webinar
May 3, 2017
Too often, a HAZOP study, despite the investment of human and financial capital, becomes a stand-alone document, securely archived for regulatory purposes. Many disparate processes or in fact even a...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 (...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

December 2017 CEP Preview

December 20, 2017

This month, methods for order-of-magnitude cost estimation for shale-gas, optimized heat transfer of viscous fluids, the chemical industry in the Philippines, and more.

Featured Engage Discussions: October 2017

October 24, 2017

Discussion central participants discuss why they become a chemical engineer, the purpose, of the instructional lab, describing the process safety profession to others, and more.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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