First Friday Networking Forum – August 2018 | AIChE

First Friday Networking Forum – August 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018,
11:30am to 1:00pm
In-Person / Local
14703 Park Row Dr,
Houston, TX 77079
United States

Topic: Managing New Technology Risk- A DNV GL Technology Qualification (TQ) Process

New concepts and technology are vital for any industry to meet ever more challenging requirements for process and production. However, when new technology is deployed, whether with novel equipment or standard equipment in novel applications, it is critical to build confidence in its safety and reliability before implementation.

Given that current industry standards and codes might not address all potential modes of failure for new technologies, a systematic technology qualification process can be used to identify and mitigate any potential threats. This seminar provides insights on:

- Overview of the widely-accepted Technology Qualification (TQ) methodology in the Oil & Gas industry i.e. DNV RP A203.

- Benefits of the Technology Qualification (TQ) Certificate

- Understand of how we can employ technology qualification process to help the equipment vendor get their product ready for extreme applications associated with higher risks.

Speaker: Mr. Amar Ahluwalia

Amar Ahluwalia, is a Risk Management Consultant with 10+ years’ experience in risk management, project execution, and performance improvement, for a variety of industrial, professional body, and government clients. His industry experience includes off/on shore oil & gas, pipelines, pharmaceutical & chemical manufacturing.

In his current role, he is a Senior Consultant within DNV GL's Risk Advisory Services, where he provides risk management support / independent 3rd party approval services to the oil & gas industry. His notable project includes conceiving and executing a Joint Industry Project on an innovative risk management approach in collaboration with Department of Energy (DOE) and Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and contribution for the CCPS Concept Book for Bow Tie Risk Management.

Amar holds a M.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Process Simulation and Optimization and is an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPS) and Center for Chemical & Process Safety (CCPS). He has published several papers on barrier based risk approach and its application in oil & gas.

Costs:  There is no registration fee.  The lunch menu is an all-inclusive buffet style, and the South Texas Section subsidizes the lunch by $5. You pay at the door when you arrive and STS members as well as non-members are welcome to attend. We only request that you pre-register at the website so we can get an accurate head count for the restaurant.

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