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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.

Revitalizing Auditing Practices - One Company's Journey

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
Auditing can become a mundane and unsuccessful task when done repeatedly the same way by the same personnel. Auditors can get ‘stuck in a rut’ and...

Steam System Control and Optimization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
Control of the overall steam system in a refinery or a large petrochemical plant can be one of the most difficult automation challenges, yet one of...

Forge Bonding: A Safer Metal Joining Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
When planning in-service repairs or enhancements that involve the joining of metals; sparks, flames and even elevated temperatures are a concern for...

Flameless Vent Testing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Flameless vents were developed and marketed for the first time over 25 years ago. The technology has evolved and been applied effectively in a wide...

NFPA Combustible Dust Standards - 2016 Update

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Every year, destructive and deadly dust-related fires and explosions affect a wide range of industries around the globe. In the United States alone,...

CSB Recommendations: Gems, Gewgaws, and Buried Treasure

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) was authorized by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) and began operation in 1998...

Risk Based Process Safety Program in R & D Facility

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Research & Development facility comprises of pilot plants & laboratories which are designed & constructed to perform new experiments/...

Improving Learning through Interactive Case Studies

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Tragically, there is no shortage of case studies available to share learnings from catastrophic incidents across many industries, but we do not seem...

Combustible Dust Hazard Assessment: A Risk Based Approach

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
A CCPS Concept Book on performing Combustible Dust Hazard Assessments (CDHA) will be published later this year. This book is not meant to duplicate...

Risk Criteria Selection and the Impacts on the LOPA Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
In the CCPS book Layer of Protection Analysis – Simplified Process Risk Assessment, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is initially described as...

Update on OSHA PSM RAGAGEP Guidance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Abstract RAGAGEP in PSM Enforcement (RAGAGEP 201) James R. Lay, PE Lisa A. Long Mike L. Marshall, PE Jeffrey J. Wanko, PE In 2015 OSHA issued...

Dynamic Barrier Management - Addressing the Reality

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Barrier-based safety programs are increasingly being used to manage high hazard facilities safely. Typical tools include bow tie diagrams which map...

Safer and Smarter Sulfiding of Hydrotreating Catalysts

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Catalyst sulfiding (aka "presulfiding") is a critical step to ensure that hydrotreating catalysts perform as designed after startup. In order to...

Managing Alarms to Support Operational Discipline

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Process alarms are frequently cited as a safeguard in a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and an Independent Protection Layers (IPL) in a Layer of...

Is a Two-Inch Hole Adequate for a Siting Study?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
For several decades now, many consequence-based siting assessments (e.g., API RP 752) have relied upon a two-inch hole to represent what is termed a...

Sustainable Productivity and Zero Harm in Practice

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
With each passing generation, the world seems to become a better place to live in. What seemed to be an unimaginable goal/impossible task yesterday,...

La Educacion EN Seguridad De Procesos

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
LA EDUCACION EN SEGURIDAD DE PROCESOS Karina Isabel Peñaflor 1 , 1 Pan American Energy LLC Alem 1180 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires...

One Company's Observations on the Implementation of LOPA

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is gaining popularity as a risk assessment tool, but often unexpected difficulties are encountered when rolling...

40 Years of Worst Practices - Don't Do This!

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
ABSTRACT Having worked in the chemical and PSM industries since 1976, on this, the 40 th anniversary, I'd like to share with you some of the worst...

Compressor for Ethylene Plants - 101 Tutorial Session

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Selection and application of large compressors in Ethylene Plant service will be presented. Details will include: Machine overview, operation,...

Human Factors and Their Impact on Plant Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
History is full of technology breakthroughs, all striving to increase productivity and efficiency, from the steam engine and the telegraph; we’ve...

Culture, Competence and Compliance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Atlantic LNG is one of the world’s largest producers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). From our base in Trinidad, we operate a four-train liquefaction...

High / Continuous Demand Hazardous Scenariosin LOPA

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Layer of protection analysis (LOPA) has become one of the most important risk analysis techniques in the process industry to determine the integrity...

Making Process Safety Personal - Engaging the Front Line

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
The front line is instrumental in implementing process safety, Yet they are rarely engaged in meaningful process safety discussions. We tend to...

A Career in Process Safety: 50 Years of LPS

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Drawing from a career from 1962 through 2016 in the chemical and process industries, this paper will describe some informal practices of process...

Integrating PSM into a Company's Management System

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Integrating PSM into a Companys Management System Process Safety Management is composed of different elements and processes that need to articulate...

Overview of the High Pressure Gas Safety Act in Japan

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
If handled incorrectly, the high pressure gas widely used in industry can cause damage not only to the plant in which it is being handled, but also...

Beyond HAZOP and LOPA - Four Different Company Approaches

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Stepping Beyond HAZOP and LOPA J. Wayne Chastain, P.E. Eastman Chemical Company P.O. Box 511 B-18 Kingsport, TN 37662 (423) 224-0553 chastain@eastman...

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