(100a) Please, Not Again! – The Second Time Process Safety Hit Home
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2017
- Proceeding: 2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: Global Congress on Process Safety
- Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-10:45am
Sixteen years after the first, the author experienced another Day that Process Safety Hit Home. This one hit harder than the first. This time, it was personal. It involved an explosion in a new process for which the author had personally led Hazard Studies, Layer of Protection Analyses (LOPAs), Consequence Analyses and Risk Assessment. It was an incident that was not foreseen, despite our best efforts. It caused a self-evaluation of the authorâs personal competence, and the ability of the tools and methods we used to detect hazards. We speak of having a sense of vulnerability to process incidents, but there can also be a profound sense of vulnerability to our own shortcomings and how they may lead to a process incident.