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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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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–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。

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...

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 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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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