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Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to change. Operational resilience within a chemical plant or refinery can be defined as the capacity for adapting the process and its underlying control systems, people practices and technologies to counter entropy.
Tools and practices are advancing at a fast pace presenting opportunities to improve operational resilience. Utilizing these tools and practices proactively identifies and corrects daily process issues with the intent to intervene prior to escalation to process safety near misses or incidents. The fundamentals of process troubleshooting will be presented as well as multiple facets of dynamic simulation.
Dynamic simulation can be used to gain understanding of a process’s behavior under transient and non-steady state conditions. Process response to hard trips or abnormal events can be studied. Advanced uses of dynamic simulation include supporting safety controls, alarms, and interlocks (SCAI) lifecycle activities, such as setpoint selection, response time estimation, and Independent Protection Layer sequence timing. Operational resilience is improved when there is confidence that correct response to SCAI will occur in the correct order and time. For example, the process needs to respond to manual safety alarms prior to initiating safety instrumented systems; and those prior to pressure relief devices.
Julie D. White is a Senior Loss Prevention consultant with SIS-Tech Solutions responsible for the engineering application of dynamic process simulation and supporting risk management practices. Ms. White has over 20 years of process and process safety engineering experience in the Petrochemical, Polyolefins, Offshore and Subsea industries.
Ms. White has experience in process troubleshooting and optimization, start up and product development support for major debottleneck projects. She has expertise in major accident and incident investigation, developing process safety practices and leading teams tasked with design hazard management responsibilities.
Ms. White is published in Catalyst Today and has given ten presentations at industry symposia such as the AIChE GCPS, AIChE SW PTC, and ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium.
Ms. White has an B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from Colorado School of Mines and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Ms. White is a member of the Mary Kay O’Conner Process Safety Center’s Steering Committee, AIChE CCPS SAChE, DIERS, and AIChE STS.
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