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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.

Employee Training ֠Beyond Compliance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
When it comes to employee’s safety at a facility covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’...

Trust As Currency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
“Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the...

Safeguard Meters within Chevron

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Chevron has developed a framework for implementing the concept of “safeguard meter” within our operating assets...

Combustible Dust - Hazards / Mitigations / Pitfalls

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Combustible dust is and has been a major issue in industry. This is not something new but is something that is more in the spotlight in recent years...

The Day I Got a Second Chance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
This presentation recounts a major process safety accident that occurred in 1989. The accident released a large volume of hot flammable liquid...

Induced Draft Fan Reliability Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Induced draft fans are normally installed on top of the furnace and are critical equipment in the operation of Ethylene furnaces as they are...

3D Printing- Unique Hazards When Metal Dust Is Created

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Over the past several years, manufacturers in the additive industries have employed 3D printing to increase efficiency on plant floors. Materials...

Confirming the SIS Layer of Protection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
The Safety Instrumented System (SIS) is a complex protection layer with high reliability requirements. Assuring the effectiveness of the SIS requires...

Transferline Exchanger Internal Diameter Tube Inspection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Transfer Line Exchangers (TLE’s) are a critical part of an ethylene producing unit. Similar to a high temperature, high pressure...

Enfoque Multi-Amenaza Para Abordar Peligros Natech

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Los eventos naturales representan amenazas/peligros significativos para las unidades de proceso de diferentes industrias. Es decir, peligros...

Case Study of Steam Hammer Event in an Ethylene Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
A steam explosion incident occurred on a Steam Line in a Gulf Coast Ethylene Production Facility. A detailed review of the third party failure...
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