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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.

Getting Incident Investigations Right

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
When safety investigations are conducted like criminal investigations, they tend to be backward-looking and focused on learning who to blame, rather...

Compromiso Con La Seguridad De Los Procesos

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Las técnicas de análisis de datos cualitativos de Encuestas aplicadas a investigaciones han aportado durante dÃ...

Interpretation of Damage Caused By a Vapour Cloud Explosion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Research over a period of forty years has provided a large amount of data on flame acceleration and pressure generation resulting from ignition of a...

PHAs at Identical Plants: Why Aren't They the Same?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
There is a common misunderstanding about the nature of HazOps and other process hazard analyses, that they are objective studies. That is, that...

Deflagrations By Design

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
The consequences of large VCEs and the potential for deflagration to detonation transition (DDT) are current topics of considerable interest in the...

How to Prioritize Safeguards When They Are All Critical?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
With the industry norm of budget constraints and the continuous effort of trying to do more with less, the ability to correctly prioritize work has...

Lifecycle Management of Protection Layers and Safeguards

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
From project inception to continuous plant operation a stream of safety studies will be conducted on the process, and the identified hazards will...

Analysis of Risk Due to Compound Extreme Events

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Extreme weather events often include compound, connected events that individually amplify the impacts to process safety in the industrial sector...

Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST)

Face-to-Face Course
The Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST) is a collection of MS Excel® based Process Safety Screening Tools to assist in performing a Hazard Evaluation...

Process Safety Beacon: Hidden Hazards

August
2019
Process Safety Beacon
We all respect a sharp knife, knowing the potential for a serious cut. Similarly, we are naturally cautious around a drum of hazardous material that has the appropriate labels. However, it is difficult to determine if a pipe or vessel is full or...

Safety Minute: Corporate Memory of Accidents Lasts Only Three Years

August
2019
Safety Minute
TJ Larkin
Background How to Communicate Accidents The goal is to make the accident communication so vivid that employees do not forget the accident. Communications using a dramatic illustration are remembered up to eight times longer than text-only messages...
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