AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety

The Impact of Discharge Criteria on Spent Caustic Treatment Options

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am-11:30am
Sodium hydroxide, in caustic solutions, is used in the hydrocarbon processing industries to extract and neutralize gases such as hydrogen sulfide and...

Flare Emissions Regulatory Update

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am-11:30am
ABSTRACT “Flare Emissions Regulatory Update” by Kevin Leary, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Several new regulations have been recently published by...

Overview of Current and Future Environmental Challenges

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am-11:30am
EPA has recently made several changes to air regulatory programs that impact the ethylene industry and is contemplating several more. These actions...

Safety Instrumented Systems Design & Lifecycle Fundamentals

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
It has been identified that 44% of recorded accidents involving control systems were due to specification issues. This review will emphasize the...

How Big a Future Cracker Should You Consider?

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
The plant capacity of ethylene plants has evolved over more than last six decades. Every time businesses have struggled with the same question - how...

Examining Combustion Control Options for Fired Heaters and Boilers

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm-5:00pm
Energy efficiency, safety, and environmental impact are all important issues concerning any type of combustion operations. Variability in the...

Produced Water Tank Explosion Case Study

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm-4:45pm
Produced Water Tank Explosion Case Study J. Kelly Thomas, Ph.D. Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants 3330 Oakwell Court, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX...

Modular Software Product Line Approach for Automation

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm-5:00pm
This paper examines the advantages of utilizing a Software Product Line type of approach with modular code structures to process automation...

Dynamic Analysis of Feed Gas Control in LNG Plants

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm-5:00pm
In an inlet facility of a natural gas plant, the feed gas or mixture of gas and condensate are received by means of high pressure pipelines. The...

Liquid Density By Eos

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Liquid Density by EOS Yoshitsugi Kikkawa, Kikkawa Giken, Yokohama Japan, yoshikikkawa@yahoo.co.jp David Hill Manager of Technical Support,...

The Role of APC in Industry 4.0

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
The process industry is undergoing a significant transformation that will change the way plants are controlled, operated and maintained. This...

Inherently Safer Automation

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
The 2 nd edition of CCPS’s Guidelines for Safe Automation of Chemical Processes discusses the application of the inherently safer strategies to...

Versatile Cryogenic Nitrogen Rejection

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Nitrogen is considered as ballast in natural gas and other fuel gas streams. Thus, most of the pipeline gas specifications limit the nitrogen content...

Improving Human Factors Review in PHA and LOPA

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Human Reliability practitioners utilize a variety of tools in their work that could improve the facilitation of PHA-LOPA related to identifying and...

Dust Explosion Hazards: Housekeeping Quantified

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
DUST-EXPLOSION HAZARDS: HOUSEKEEPING QUANTIFIED Richard W. Prugh, PE, CSP Principal Process Safety Engineer Chilworth Technology, Inc., a Dekra...

Converting Propane and Butane (LPG) in to High-Value Products

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Shale oil and gas operations in North America generate abundant and low-cost supplies of LPG. At the same time, high production levels of shale oil...

New Guidelines for Managing Asset (Mechanical) Integrity

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Ensuring the initial and ongoing integrity of process equipment, including instrumentation and safety systems, has become known as asset integrity...

Are Your Safeguards Fast Enough to Be Effective?

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
A number of design pitfalls must be avoided when allocating the process safety time during the specification of instrumented safeguards. A key...

Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Ten Years of Living Risk Based Process Safety CCPS published Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety in March 20007. We were the primary authors of...

Metallurgy Selection for Heavy Crudes with High Sulfur and High TAN

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Over time, the exploration for crude oil to supply the world’s energy demands has resulted in drilling and producing ever heavier crude oils. These...

Beyond Being Proactively Reactive

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
In the last 20 years, Industry has made great strides in utilizing tools to manage the day-to-day business of equipment failure in order to minimize...

Don't Do What We Did - Stupidity, Luck, and Making Good Choices

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Abstract - Fortunately, the focus on safe behaviors, hazard recognition, and risk management has greatly improved over the past few decades. However...

Impact of Light Tight Oils on Distillate Hydrotreater Operation

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Light Tight Oil (LTO, also known as Shale Oil) formations are providing a new crude source to North America and soon to the world, with the recent...

Challenges in the Application of Adsorbent Technologies for Midstream Contaminants Control

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15pm-11:45pm
Adsorbent technologies have been used in the midstream industry for contaminant purification from natural gas. Molecular sieves are the product of choice for the deep dehydration required by Liquefied Natural Gas and midstream facilities. Also, adsorbents can remove other impurities such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans, and mercury. There are different mechanisms for adsorption, some of which are regenerable and some are not. Advances in adsorbents provides a technology overview and high level guidelines to design, operation, and troubleshooting.

How Small of a Cloud We Want to Detect on Our Gas Detectors?

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
There is a crucial question that has room for a lot discussions. How small is really small? The idea of this paper is to cover a series of cloud...

Oxide Formed in High Temperature Corrosion By Model Naphthenic Acids

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Naphthenic acid (NAP) refers to the indigenous carboxylic acid in the crude oil. High-temperature NAP corrosion of steel is one of major concerns for...

Limiting Oxygen Concentration of Hybrid Mixtures

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
An investigation into the limiting oxygen concentration (LOC) of fifteen combustible dusts, one gas, two solvents and their mixtures in the standard...

Biolubricants Development, Formulation and Friction Test

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Biolubricants have exhibited a lot of advantages over the conventional lubricants: excellent lubricity, minimizing of corrosion of metal surfaces,...

Q&A on QRA

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
What exactly is a QRA? How do you do one? What tools are needed? What can a QRA tell you? This tutorial session will help to answer these questions...

Ageing Assets in the Process Industry -  an Holistic View

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Introduction: Ageing is something natural. Everything is ageing including us as human beings. When we get older we will visit a doctor more often, we...

Biojet Fuel Production from Ethanol and Isobutanol

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Biojet fuels production from renewable ethanol and isobutanol will significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry. In...

Effectiveness of Water Sprays in Mitigating Toxic Releases

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Chemical manufacturing operations must consider and prepare for release of toxic chemicals, such as anhydrous ammonia, anhydrous hydrofluoric acid,...

PSM Challenges in an Aging Cyanide Plant

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
A 40-year old hydrogen cyanide (HCN) plant is examined as a case study. The plant is approximately 90% PSM-covered, predates PSM by over a decade,...

Risk Management Program (RMP) for Chemical Industry in Korea

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Nevertheless, Korea Government has endeavored for public safety against chemical accidents in the chemical industry, Chemical accidents in Korea...

The Integration of Inherently Safer Design and Control

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Abstract for 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety March 26-30, 2017 San Antonio, TX Session Selection: Â Process...

Managing Risk through Integrity Operating Windows

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
A comprehensive asset integrity management (AIM) program is essential to reducing risk of operations to as low as practicable. Risk profiles should...

New Perspectives on Refinery Corrosion and Integrity Management

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
   “New Perspectives on Refinery Corrosion and Integrity Management”   Kjell Wold Global Business Development Manger - Roxar Flow Assurance...

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