January 2015 AIChE South Bay Meeting

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:30pm-8:00pm PST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Dylan Webster
3540 Bassett St.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

Best Practices in Process Safety--Lessons Learned and Re-learned the Last 50+ Years and Applicable to Manufacturing, Pilot Plant and Lab Activities

In this presentation Mr. Jones will discuss lessons learned and relearned over decades in the chemical process industry on preventing and mitigating process safety incidents (LOSS OF CONTAINMENT EVENTS) and how these lessons learned can and should be applied across many types of chemical use manufacturing operations as well as in labs and pilot plants. He will:

  • Present a rationale as to why a risk-based rather than regulatory-based approach to managing process safety and other risk exposures is prudent
  • Discuss the continuing movement by many organizations to more formal and comprehensive enterprise risk management systems
  • Review the typical steps or phases an organization usually takes in developing and improving management system processes
  • Provide an overview of chemical industry best practices for managing process safety (with a focus on AIChE CCPS recommendations as described in the CCPS Guidelines for  Risk Based Process Safety-2007 and many other CCPS books)
  • Describe numerous process safety management system deficiencies (root causes) associated with serious chemical process safety incidents that have repeatedly occurred during the last 50+ years
  • Discuss how proven process safety management practices and use of multiple layers of protection can help better manage risks in manufacturing, pilot plant and lab facilities

Program consists of:

Social and Gathering - 5:30-6 pm (To account for traffic plan to arrive early)

Dinner - (Pizza) 6-7 pm (Vegetarian Available)

Lecture - 7-8 pm


Location: Ricardo, Inc., Santa Clara Technical Center, 3540 Bassett St. Santa Clara, CA 95054

AICHE would like to Recognize Ricardo Inc. for making their conference room available for the meeting.

Fees: $10  Payable at the Event

RSVP:  Mohammad Bazargani


Upcoming AICHE Norcal Events: 

  • February 24, 2015-  Cell Squeezing: A Vector-Free Microfluidic Platform for Intracellular Delivery  -  by Armon Nikfar PhD.  Location TBD
  • March 24, 2015 -  Meeting at Chevron -  Speaker TBD