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CCPS 7-Minute Seminar Series

CCPS created the 7 minute seminar with the goal of creating a large database of short seven minute videos that quickly inform a plant manager, engineer or operator about a specific piece of equipment. In 7 minutes professionals can have a “Take two for Safety” where they will review the mechanics and science behind the equipment of interest. This reference database will help eliminate simple mistakes caused by employees which lead to mechanical failures and potentially bigger catastrophes.

In collaboration with CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety), this video has been subtitled in Chinese by SHEGLe (撷果) with the consent of the Chemical Safety Board.




When an emergency occurs in industry, we must respond swiftly and effectively to minimize the impact to people, property and the environment.

This video was developed to help explain a few basic principals in the identification process safety risk.

This video reminds us why we need to be so diligent with their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

A pressure relief valve is a type of valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system. It is generally considered  your last line of defense in an overpressured situation.

Walk the line is a description of all of the things that operators do to make certain that they understand where energy will go when transferred. It presents the fundamental duties of operators.

This video depicts a case history of minor incident at a chemical storage facility which escalated to a major environmental incident.

Drive Between the Lines” short video is intended to illustrate, in a funny and easy way, the importance to operate the processes within the pre-established Safe Operating Limits and the poten

Video Interviews

CCPS interviews keynote speakers, poster presenters, and conference chairs at its Global Congresses on Process Safety. The video interviews below are listed in reverse chronological order.

Interview with OSHA's Jordan Barab

April 2, 2014

Louisa Nara, technical director for the Center for Chemical Process Safety, sat down with Jordan Barab, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mr. Barab spoke at the 10th Annual GCPS in New Orleans giving an overview of Executive Order 13650, which aims to improve chemical facility and security. In this video, Mr. Barab discusses the Executive Order and what role OSHA will play.

Interview: Luke Kissam of Albemarle Corp.

April 1, 2014

10th Global Congress on Process Safety Chair Jatin Shah sat down with Tuesday's lunch speaker Luke Kissam of Albemarle to chat about his talk entitled "Creating a Safety Culture". Luke is CEO & President of Albemarle Corporation, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals for a wide range of industries.

Bill Banholzer Interview -- 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety

March 31, 2014

AIChE 2014 Past President Phil Westmoreland of North Carolina State University interviewed William Banholzer of the University of Wisconsin, who was the opening keynote speaker at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety.

Interview: Bea Ponnudurai of PETRONAS

March 31, 2014

AIChE President Otis Shelton interviews Dr Bea Ponnudurai of PETRONAS, who shares thoughts from her 10th GCPS keynote and discusses process safety challenges and successes.

Nestor Saavedra of Ecopetrol on Process Safety Challenges [English]

May 1, 2013

Nestor Fernando Saavedra, VP of Innovation and Technology for Ecopetrol in Colombia, presented the Wednesday keynote luncheon address entitled ” Ecopetrol’s Strategy and Challenges in Process Safety.” Laura Turci of CCPS had an opportunity to chat with Nestor before his keynote.

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2013 AIChE President Phil Westmoreland Interviews Shell VP, Aamir Farid

April 28, 2013

Aamir Farid, VP Manufacturing-Americas for Shell talks about energy and manufacturing opportunities and challenges. He delivered the keynote address entitled "Delivering Innovative Solutions for an Energy Future." at the 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting & 9th Global Congress on Process Safety.

V V Suryarau of Reliance Industries on Process Safety in India

April 28, 2013

V. V.  Suryarau of Reliance Industries talks with CCPS Executive Director Scott Berger about process safety in India. The title of his talk is "Taking the Religion of Process Safety to the Land of Ancient Religions."

Anjana Meel of Safer Systems on Controlling Spills

April 5, 2012

We spoke with Anjana Meel, PhD and research and development engineer at Safer Systems, to discuss her research on spills. The research compares shrinking vs. non-shrinking spills to help process safety engineers deal with spills quickly and efficiently.

Interview with Joseph Stough, IHS -- Process Safety

April 4, 2012

Joe Stough speaks about his company's research to better understand how the best-performing companies are working towards improved safety in their facilities.

Gerardo Abalde talks about his poster on using risk matrices in accident prevention.

August 11, 2011

Gerardo Abalde, from  Refineria Campana, Argentina was one of the speakers in the Poster Presentation Session at the 3rd  Latinamerican Conference on Process Safety organized by  CCPS. He talks about his poster on using risk matrices in accident prevention. 

Nestor Spósito of Dow talks about CCPS Latin America Process Safety Conference [English Version]

June 17, 2011

Nestor Spósito, project manager for Dow Argentina, and president of NFPA, Argentina Chapter, talks about his upcoming talk at CCPS Latin America entitled "Notwithstanding... They Keep On Happening," referring to fires and explosions. His talk will cover prevention and mitigation through globally applied international process safety standards. He also talks about the benefits of attending CCPS Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 8-10, 2011. 

Interview with Cheryl Grounds, Chair of the 7th Annual Global Conference on Process Safety

March 17, 2011

Cheryl Grounds was the Conference Chair for the 7th Annual Global Congress on Process Safety held in Chicago of 2011. She talks about what's involved in putting a conference like the GCPS together, the theme of this year's conference, and what's in store for the future. 

Jonathan Lizarazo Discusses Minimization of Risk Associated with Hazardous Materials Transportation

March 15, 2011

Jonathan Lizarazo of the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia discusses his poster and paper titled Fuels Transportation Network Design: Minimization of Risk Associated to Hazardous Materials Transportation.

Sergio García Discusses An Evaluation of Denser Than Air Dispersion Models

March 15, 2011

Sergio García is a Chemical Engineer and student from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. We spoke with him at the 2011 Global Congress on Process Safety about his poster presentation and proceeding titled: An Evaluation of Denser Than Air Dispersion Models. 

Thomas Braun Talks about DrumQuik Pro Colder Products Company

March 15, 2011

At the AIChE Spring Meeting and 2011 Global Congress on Process Safety, Thomas Braun talks about DrumQuik Pro product.