Process Safety


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.


eLearning (online) Course
当使用潜在的危险物质时,有正确合适的工具来处理它们是很重要的。本入门课程回顾了学生需要熟悉的工具,以识别、最小化和管理过程中的危险。学生将仔细探索“本质上更安全的设计”的含义,并学习了解后果和风险。此外,本课程通过引入事故起因和事故案例,与实际生产相结合。 了解有关SAChE文凭课程的更多信息。

SAChE® Certificate Program - Source Models

eLearning (online) Course
When working in chemical plants, failures of equipment will result in releases of toxic, flammable and explosive materials. This course introduces...

Process Safety Beacon: Be Alert for Common-Cause Failures

Process Safety Beacon
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world, serving an average of 275,000 passengers each day). At about 1 pm on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2017, a fire disabled the airport’s main power supply, as well as the backup...

November 2018 CEP Preview

This issue, essentials of job hazard analysis, a special section on energy-efficient manufacturing, including a 10-step process for energy analysis, and much more.

Essentials of Job Hazard Analysis

Back To Basics
Fatima Ibrahim, Jeremy Lebowitz, P.E.
Job hazard analyses require employees and employers to think critically about the dangers of a work environment and prepare operators for the unexpected.

Process Safety Beacon: Several Small Changes Can Add Up to a Big Problem

Process Safety Beacon
A 70-m 3 (18,500-U.S. gal) fixed-roof acrylic acid (AA) tank exploded, causing a fire at an industrial site in Himeji, Japan, in September 2012, destroying the tank and damaging nearby facilities ( Image 1 and Image 2 ). A firefighter was killed and...

Spotlight on Safety: Abnormal Situation Management

Spotlight on Safety
Louisa Nara
Hazard analyses prevent incidents before they happen and incident investigations prevent incidents from reoccurring, but what about at the onset of an incident? When you detect something abnormal but do not have time to analyze the situation,...

1987 Celanese Pampa Butane Vapor Cloud Explosion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
On Saturday November 14, 1987, the presenter personally witnessed a catastrophic vapor cloud explosion at the Celanese Chemicals facility in Pampa,...

HAZOP Studies

eLearning (online) Course
Need to plan and execute a HAZOP Study team review? This course covers the concepts and techniques you’ll need.

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

eLearning (online) Course
LOPA is the methodology used by process organizations worldwide for risk analysis. Learn the basic LOPA approach to selecting and analyzing potential...

Process Safety Management Overview

eLearning (online) Course
Explore the whys and hows of process safety. A great introduction for new hires and refresher for seasoned engineers.

Process Safety Beacon: Energy Is Hazardous, Too

Process Safety Beacon
The left engine of a commercial airliner flying from New York City to Dallas failed on April 17, 2018 over eastern Pennsylvania. Fragments of the engine inlet and cowling ( Image 1 ) struck the wing ( Image 2 ) and fuselage, causing significant...

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.

Process Safety Beacon: Speak Up If You Notice Operational Abnormalities

Process Safety Beacon
The August 2018 Beacon described an incident involving a runaway reaction in a batch reactor that occurred because of agitator failure. During normal operation, the reactor needed cooling to maintain the required temperature. However, the batch...

Use Scare Tactics to Communicate Major Incidents

Renato Prestes, TJ Larkin
Communication that frightens employees triggers more behavior changes than similar messages without the scare factor. Including a fear appeal makes it much less likely that process safety incidents will be repeated.

BASF Hosts First Faculty Workshop on Process Safety

As a Founders’ Circle member of our Doing a World of Good campaign, BASF recently hosted their first process safety workshop to better educate faculty and provide an in-depth look at the importance of process safety education for undergraduates.


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