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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.

Incident Reporting and Investigation

Archived Webinar
Jun 22, 2016
The thorough investigation, analysis and follow-up of incidents—including near misses—is one of the most effective ways to improve safety and reliability of process facilities. Yet, many struggle...

Learn How to Manage Your PSI More Effectively

Archived Webinar
May 11, 2016
Too often, Process Safety Information (PSI) is inaccurate, out-of-date or stuck in a filing cabinet and not readily available. Find out how to more effectively manage your PSI, and have updated...

Enterprise Risk Management

Archived Webinar
Apr 20, 2016
You’ve got the safety audits, manuals, documentation and tracking systems. But are you really actively reducing the risk of a safety incident? In this Operational Sustainability sponsored webinar,...

Combustible Dust - What you should know about NFPA 652

Archived Webinar
Mar 23, 2016
In this ioKinetic sponsored webinar, you’ll gain an overview of NFPA 652 and how it provides basic principles and minimum requirements to manage fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards of combustible...

Black Swans in the Chemical Processing Industries

Archived Webinar
Mar 16, 2016
Catastrophic events continue to happen in the chemical processing industries. Learn how to protect yourself against “black swan” occurrences. This webinar presents examples of black swan events while...

Capital Project Process Management

Archived Webinar
Sep 16, 2015
A major challenge faced by PSM-covered sites is addressing the process safety management needs of capital projects. This webinar covers specific concepts and underlying principles pertaining to this...

Benefits of Intelligent Drawing Practices

Archived Webinar
Jul 29, 2015
This presentation details how to identify opportunities for improved drawing practices and how these practices can shape your facility’s ability to maintain and evaluate Process Safety Information (...

AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Archived Webinar
Jul 23, 2015
John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a Fellow...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some...

Optimizing LOPA

Archived Webinar
May 6, 2015
This presentation is an overview of the LOPA process. How/why it is used instead of, or in addition to HAZOPs and What-Ifs to identify hazardous scenarios. It discusses best practices on conducting a...

Pressure Relief Systems Effluent Handling

Archived Webinar
Mar 18, 2015
Collection, disposal, and treatment systems are an integral part of pressure relief systems for minimizing potential hazards posed by the effluent from pressure relief devices. There are several...

Management of Organizational Change

Archived Webinar
Sep 17, 2014
In this webinar, Dr. Hoff shares some of the results of his current research on the topic of Management of Organizational Change (MOOC). Changes in job responsibilities, loss of key personnel, or...

What Every New Graduate Should Know about Process Safety

Archived Webinar
Jul 9, 2014
Every chemical engineering graduate practices process safety. Consequently, process safety should receive more emphasis than it currently does in the curriculum. This webinar focuses on the minimum...

Has PSI Become a Data Management Nightmare?

Archived Webinar
Mar 26, 2014
This webinar addresses the importance of Process Safety Information (PSI) and PSI management, the potential limitations associated with PSI management within an organization, and real-world solutions...

Realizing the Benefits of a Truly Integrated PHA Process

Archived Webinar
Feb 26, 2014
This webinar highlights and discusses the benefits and importance of integrating the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process with your Management of Change (MOC) process, conducting a PHA on Capital...

Advances in Layer of Protection Analysis

Archived Webinar
Jan 29, 2014
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) has become possibly the most commonly used quantitative risk methodology in the chemical industry. This webinar provides an overview of the content of two new LOPA...

Introduction to Pressure Relief Systems

Archived Webinar
Jan 8, 2014
Pressure relieving systems are an integral part of any process facility, from offshore production platforms to petrochemical complexes, and usually provide the last line of defense against...

Safety in the LNG Value Chain

Archived Webinar
Dec 12, 2012
In this webinar, presenters describe and examine potential LNG (liquefied natural gas) hazards and risk-reduction methods for the LNG value chain ― production and consumption.

Process Safety for Process Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jan 26, 2012
Process safety is the most important facet of our jobs as process engineers. Learn how CCPS can support process engineers in their quest to make their processing facilities both more productive and...

Explosion at T2 Laboratories

Archived Webinar
Sep 22, 2010
This webinar discusses the CSB investigation and findings related to the explosion and chemical fire at T2 Laboratories, Inc. in December 2007.

Flame Flashbacks: Causes and Prevention

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2010
This webinar addresses the principle of flammability of vapor/air mixtures, including flammability limits, ignition temperatures, the effect of inerts and how to determine the flammability of any...

Preparing for OSHA's Chemical NEP Inspections

Archived Webinar
Oct 15, 2009
This informative webinar provides an overview of OSHA's Chemical NEP, and outlines recommended proactive measures to prepare for Chemical NEP inspection. This information will assist you in making...

Fundamentals of Fire and Fire Control

Archived Webinar
Sep 16, 2009
This webinar features a live question and answer session with Dr. J. Reed Welker, one of the world’s most respected experts in fire and fire control.

Dust Explosion

Archived Webinar
Jun 24, 2009
Catastrophic dust explosions in 2003 and 2008 have placed an increased emphasis on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions. In response to these incidents and subsequent CSB recommendations...

Introduction to Flammable Materials

Archived Webinar
Feb 17, 2009
This webinar will provide a basic introduction to flammable materials with the purpose of providing valuable information that a practicing engineer can use to prevent fires and explosions. The...

Recommended Industry Process Safety Metrics

Archived Webinar
Feb 13, 2008
The BP US Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel (“Baker Panel”) and US Chemical Safety Board each recommended improved industry-wide process safety metrics in their final reports dealing with...

Process Safey Beacon: Undetected Ball Valve Failure

March
2019
Process Safety Beacon
An incident occurred at a plant with two processing units (Unit 1 and Unit 2) that shared a common line to a thermal oxidizer ( Figure 1 ). Several instruments were due for calibration on Unit 2. Specifically, a pressure transmitter (PT) needed to...

Risk-Based Process Safety

March
2019
Back To Basics
B. Karthikeyan
What happens when organizations don’t follow risk-based process safety guidelines?

February 2019 CEP Preview

February 12, 2019

Learn to incorporate the bowtie model in HAZOP analysis, brush up on reverse osmosis, understand fire risks of CIBCs, and more.

Enhancing PHAs: The Power of Bowties

February
2019
Safety
David Hatch, Paul McCulloch, Ian Travers
Process hazard analysis (PHA) is a key component of process safety management (PSM). This article presents a technique that incorporates the visual approach of the bowtie model into hazard and operability (HAZOP) analysis.

Editorial: Taking A Minute for Safety

February
2019
Editorial
Emily Frangenberg
In October 2018, TJ Larkin, cofounder of Larkin Communication Consulting, reached out to me with a new idea for CEP: a column that could be displayed and discussed at the safety briefings held at the beginning of almost every team meeting in the chemical process industries (CPI).

Process Safety Beacon: Keep Critical Safeguards Functional

February
2019
Process Safety Beacon
In 1999, an electrical failure (without the loss of steam pressure) caused an alumina slurry digestion and flash system to lose power and catastrophically overpressure. The event triggered a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) that...

Spotlight on Safety: Treat Contractors as Invited Guests

February
2019
Spotlight on Safety
John Herber
Not only am I often a contractor at client sites, but about 30% of my career has been spent working directly with construction contractors who have been key to the success of many projects. My father was a construction worker for 35 years and although he didn’t work in chemical plants, he worked around many different hazardous operations. It is the responsibility of the companies that hire us to keep me, my father, and our fellow contractors safe.

Foundations of Process Safety

Face-to-Face Course
Offered outside of North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of process safety...

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