CCPS 2019 Winter and Spring Highlights

This winter and spring, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has been busy organizing and attending events throughout the world, planning faculty workshops, and presenting at the 15th Global Congress on Process Safety.

2019 LyondellBasell sponsored CCPS Faculty Workshop

LyondellBasell, one of world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, teamed up with AIChE and CCPS to host chemical engineering professors from around the world to deliver process safety best practices. Educators from the U.S. and the Middle East attended this industry-led workshop which was held from January 6-9, 2019 at LyondellBasell’s Houston Engineering Center.

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Upcoming Faculty Workshops

  • 2019 Dow Sponsored CCPS Faculty Workshop, June 10-13, 2019 — Midland, MI
  • 2019 BASF Sponsored CCPS Faculty Workshop, July 22-25, 2019 — Wyandotte, MI
  • 2019 Bayer Sponsored CCPS Faculty Workshop, July 29 - August 1, 2019 — Muscatine, IA
  • 2019 ExxonMobil Sponsored CCPS Faculty Workshop, August 12-15, 2019 — Baytown, TX

​Register and find out more information.

India Regional Technical Steering Committee Meeting

CCPS held its India Regional TSC Meeting in New Delhi, India, on February 22, 2019. The meeting was sponsored by Hindustan Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) and attended by CCPS Executive Director Shakeel Kadri.

Shakeel Kadri provided a token of appreciation for sponsoring the CCPS India Regional TSC meeting held in New Delhi to Ian Thorpe, VP (Operational Excellence) HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL)

Shakeel Kadri provided a token of appreciation for sponsoring the CCPS India Regional TSC meeting held in New Delhi to Barun Henri, VP (H&S), HPCL MITTAL ENERGY LTD (HMEL).

4th CCPS European Regional Technical Steering Committee Meeting

The 4th CCPS European Regional TSC Meeting took place at the Bay Arena in Leverkusen, Germany, March 6-7, 2019. The event was hosted by CCPS member Covestro and was organized by the CCPS Europe Regional Office. This day-and-a-half meeting was attended by 24 people, including 16 European CCPS member companies and two non-member companies.

15th Global Congress on Process Safety

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The 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS) took place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside March 31 – April 2, 2019. Each year the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and the AIChE Safety & Health Division present the GCPS. From its initial meeting in 2005, the GCPS has grown into the world's largest gathering of practitioners from industry, regulatory bodies, and academia. This year approximately 1,000 process safety practitioners gathered to exchange knowledge on the profession’s emerging topics worldwide.

Matthew C. Koenings, DuPont Vice President, Operations and Chief Engineer (retired), kicked off the 15th GCPS on Monday April 1 with his keynote speech on “The Upside of UPSLI: Ensuring a Safer Industry Through Undergraduate Process Safety Education.”

The keynote was followed by technical and poster sessions programmed by the 53rd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium (LPS), 34th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, 21st Process Plant Safety Symposium (PPSS), 8th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSMM) Forum, Perspectives on Process Safety from Around the World, and the Process Safety Spotlights track.

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120 people attended the Technical Steering Committee Meeting Dinner in New Orleans on April 4, 2019.


Shakeel Kadri was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Kuwait International Health, Safety, Security & Environment Conference and Exhibit (KIHSSE), where CCPS’s Bruce Vaughen and Umesh Dhake also delivered a workshop on the Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST).