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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.

Increase Profitability with Global Optimization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
There is never enough tankage to create the perfect blended product with no quality giveaway. Likewise, there is never enough certainty in any...

Pressure Relief Design for Reactive Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
Abstract: Pressure relief design for reactive systems requires a different way of thinking than standard non-reactive designs. Reactive systems are...

Human Factors in Real Life Applications - a Scuba Example

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
The application of human factors in process safety is a key next step in continuing to advance improvement, but there is still much to be understood...

Game Based Learning; Reinforcing Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
The concept of process safety has been around a long time but a spate of major accidents in the last decade has further emphasized the need for...

Properly Size Two-Phase PRV - Easier Than API 520 HDI Method

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
API 520 Part I (9 th edition) selected three (3) methods to size two-phase PRV. One of them is the HDI (Homogeneous Direct Integration) method...

Don’t Walk the Line – Dance It!

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
An 86% reduction in Tier 1 and Tier 2 loss of primary containment incidents has been realized in the five years following the introduction of Walk...

Contractor's View: Ownership Is the Secret of Success

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
IMCO General Construction has been contracted by Rio Tinto Legacy Management to Operate and Maintain the Holden Mine Remediation Site Waste Water...

Jurisdictional Boundaries in Midstream - Where Is the Line?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
Midstream Operations are familiar with the applicability of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials (PHMSA) regulation of the Department of...

Good Engineering Practice in Protecting Low-Pressure Tanks

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
It is more than three years since the last edition of API 2000 was empowered and almost ten years since ISO 28300 became worldwide recognized...

Methodology to Prioritize Process Safety Action Items

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
In general, the decisions faced by engineers and managers of facilities in the chemical, oil and gas industries regarding prioritizing Process Safety...

The Process Plant Safety Symposium - Past, Present, and Future

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
A number of major process incidents during the 1980s led OSHA to promulgate the Process Safety Management Regulation in 1992. Those incidents and the...

Spotlight on Safety: Risk, Not Chance

May
2018
Spotlight on Safety
Rukyah Hennessey
Risk is a fact of life. It is a factor in almost every decision we make. In occupations such as business and finance, risk takers are often heralded. Take a chance on the stock market, and you can get a big payout. But, when it comes to our industry...

Process Safety Beacon: Work Permits: Understand the Scope of Work

June
2018
Process Safety Beacon
A contractor maintenance crew was preparing to install a section of pipe at the top of a vessel in an oil refinery (Images 1 and 2). A work permit (Image 3) was issued for the job, with the expectation that no confined space entry was required. The...

Overview of Risk Based Process Safety

Face-to-Face Course
This course will introduce you to CCPS’ Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) approach, including the four pillars and twenty elements that define the...

Management of Change

eLearning (online) Course
Unsure how to identify procedural, process and other change situations that require evaluation—or implement process changes without risk to employees...

Process Safety Beacon: Your Facility is Aging

May
2018
Process Safety Beacon
Aging process equipment, facilities, and infrastructure are a safety concern for the chemical process industries (CPI). Prolonged exposure to chemicals as well as extreme temperatures and pressures make older process units vulnerable to disaster...

OSHA Process Safety Management Review

eLearning (online) Course
Take this fundamental course and gain an introduction to Process Safety Management. In just two short hours, you’ll learn how and when to apply the...

Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems, 2nd Edition

April, 2017
Providing in-depth guidance on how to design and rate emergency pressure relief systems, Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems incorporates the current best designs from the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems as well as American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.

Safely Unload and Convey Combustible Dusts

April
2018
Safety
Abhi Bhargava
Dust explosions are a major hazard of unloading and conveying operations. Protect your facility from explosions with venting panels, flameless venting systems, and chemical suppression systems.

Handle Hazardous Waste Safely

April
2018
Back To Basics
Delmar Morrison, Michael C. Stern, P.E., Carmen H. Osorio-Amado
Hazardous-waste disposal presents unique challenges. An analysis of several incidents highlights the importance of properly characterizing waste prior to processing.

Process Safety Beacon: Maintain a Sense of Vulnerability

April
2018
Process Safety Beacon
Maintaining a sense of vulnerability is an essential component of a good process safety culture. But, what does it mean to maintain a sense of vulnerability? It means everyone in the plant: is aware of the hazards of processes and materials looks...

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。

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。...

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...

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–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。

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