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Process Safety Boot Camp

Public (classroom) 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.

Cover of March 2017 CEP – Cover Feature: Work-Life Balance

March 2017 CEP Preview

March 13, 2017
This month's CEP Magazine looks at managing a healthy and enjoyable work-life balance, along with features on safely servicing relief devices and on improving production...

Intro to Quantitative Risk Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:00am-9:30am
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Basic Concepts in Risk Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:30am-9:00am
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Prevention of Combustible Dust Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
This tutorial emphasizes the technical understanding of combustible dust phenomena. It will enable attendees to better understand combustible dust...

Vapor Cloud Explosions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
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Guidelines for Defining Process Safety Competency Requirements

October, 2015
This Guideline presents the framework of process safety knowledge and expertise versus the desired competency level in a “super-matrix” format, vertically and diagonally. The matrix references for potential remedies/required training may be tailored to a company’s internally developed training,...

机械完整性体系指南

January, 2015
《机械完整性体系指南》所述美国化工过程安全中心(CCPS)制定的机械完整性管理体系指南,属于过程安全和风险管理体系中的一部分,是石油化工行业、电力系统及其他存在高风险的生产行业进行机械设备、资产有效管理的重要指南。   本书从机械完整性定义开始,详述了相关概念,明确了领导层在机械完整性管理或者设备管理中的职责,制定了比较详细的实现机械完整性管理的操作指南,内容涵盖相关管理职责、机械完整性管理培训、机械完整性管理对象目标与任务、机械完整性项目的实施程序及执行、针对整个机械设备生命周期的质量保证体系、缺陷管理、风险管理、检验测试及预防性维修、绩效评估、机械完整性评审及持续改进的一系列系统化的内容...

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。

Chinese Hackers Target U.S. Oil and Gas

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February 22, 2013
A group of China’s increasingly sophisticated cybersoldiers, known as the “Comment Crew," appear to be trying to penetrate America's critical infrastructure, including systems...

Basics of the Chemical Industry

eLearning (online) Course
The chemical industry value chain is complex. In this online course, you’ll gain a high-level review of the manufacture and markets for roughly 70...

Use the Bow Tie Diagram to Help Reduce Process Safety Risks

December
2016
Safety
Bruce K. Vaughen, P.E., Kenneth Bloch
Bow tie diagrams are useful for visualizing process safety risks and safeguards. Although typically used after an incident has occurred, bow tie diagrams can also be employed during a process hazard analysis.

Process Saety Beacon: Do Not Mix Incompatible Materials in Storage Tanks

February
2017
Process Safety Beacon
The incompatible chemicals sulfuric acid and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) were inadvertently mixed during a routine raw material delivery to a plant in Atchison, KS, on Oct. 21, 2016. The chemicals reacted, releasing a cloud of chlorine gas into the...

Don’t Do This!

January
2017
Safety
Glenn Young, Joel Olener
These are some of the worst process safety management (PSM) practices we have seen. Don’t make these mistakes.

New Products: January 2017

January
2017
New Products
Environmental, Health, and Safety Adsorbent Makes Use of Glass Waste The Green Glass Adsorbent Technology is made of recycled LCD-panel glass. This unique material adsorbs heavy metal ions from industrial wastewater, and then desorbs the ions so...

January 2017 CEP Preview

January 9, 2017
This month CEP looks at troubleshooting, offers a feature on process safety management don'ts (read full text online), looks at air-cooled heat exchanger performance, and much...

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...

Process Safety Beacon: High Oxygen Concentrations Can Be Hazardous

January
2017
Process Safety Beacon
A fire in the Apollo 1 command module killed all three crew members during a launch rehearsal test on Jan. 27, 1967. The atmosphere of the command module was 100% oxygen at 16.7 psia (1.15 bar). Materials that are hard to ignite in air burn rapidly...

Process Safety Boot Camp

Public (classroom) Course
Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught...

Profile: Pursuing Science for the Public Good

December
2016
Profile
For Siddhartha “Sid” Roy, watching the Flint water crisis unfold and listening to the stories of its residents has emphasized the role the public should play in engineering and public health. “If we as engineers have a public-focused mindset, we...

December 2016 CEP Preview

December 7, 2016
This month, CEP features a look at business planning, as well as pump sizing, reducing process safety risks with the bow-tie diagram, and much more.

Process Safety Beacon: Uncover Hidden Ignition Sources

December
2016
Process Safety Beacon
Some ignition sources are obvious. A glowing cigarette, an active oxyacetylene torch, and a cascade of sparks and burning metal from a grinder are hard to miss. Others ignition sources may be hidden, such as glowing particles from past hot work, hot...

Spotlight On Safety: The Beacon: A Free Tool that Saves Lives

November
2016
Spotlight on Safety
Louisa Nara
If a free tool that improves process safety and saves lives were available, would you use it? The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has been providing such a tool for the past 15 years. The Process Safety Beacon is a one-page monthly message...

Process Safety Beacon: Fifteen Years of the Process Safety Beacon

November
2016
Process Safety Beacon
In November 2001, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) published the first issue of the Process Safety Beacon and distributed it to a few hundred people. Since then, 180 issues for process industry workers have been published (available at...

Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity Systems

July, 2006
In recent years, process safety management system compliance audits have revealed that organizations often have significant opportunities for improving their Mechanical Integrity programs. As part of the Center for Chemical Process Safety's Guidelines series, Guidelines for Mechanical Integrity...

October 2016 CEP Preview

October 11, 2016
This month's cover feature focuses on investigating process incidents as a means of preventing future incidents.

Integrating Process Safety and Innovation

October
2016
Safety
Peter Lodal, Jennifer Mize
It’s important to consider process safety early in the innovation process. Use a success modes and effects analysis to ensure your innovation can be safely and economically commercialized.

System Attacks - Turning SCADA into NADA

March 12, 2013
Intelligence reports show that a rising number of cyber attacks have targeted energy infrastructure around the world, accounting for 40% of all the incidents.

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