AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety

Study on On-Line Monitoring Technology of Oil Tank Grounding

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Abstract: after completion of tank construction, the change of grounding system will be out of people’s sight. The soil resistance will be changed...

and Now for Something Completely Different

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Process safety management systems are generally credited with reducing major accident risk in the process industries. While those systems have been...

Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Supervisors and Mid-Managers at the Center of Safety We believe no one has more power to improve safety than our supervisors and mid-managers. Our...

Addressing Process Safety Challenges in Batch Tolling

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
AIChE CCPS 13 th GCPS Abstract Submission Brenda Seggerman EHS Engineer, Hydrite Chemical Co. Batch operations play a significant role in the...

Simulation of Selective Treating Processes

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
The selective gas treating process will be used to highlight the differences between mass transfer rate based simulation and ideal stage / efficiency...

“Getting More Out of Your PHAs with Data Analytics”

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) studies are required to identify process and operations risks for process plants. PHAs enable management and process...

Prevent the Next Catastrophe

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
With the increasing complex manufacturing processes and environmental regulations, and the challenges to retaining knowledge from retiring employees...

The Hits Just Keep on Coming

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
The Hits Just Keep on Coming

Real World Applications of API 753

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
The first edition of American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommend Practice (RP) 753 - Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant...

A Look into Cumulative Risk Assessment: Past, Present and Future

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
A Look into Cumulative Risk Assessment: Past, Present and Future S. Zohra Halim, Yogesh Koirala and M. Sam Mannan Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety...

Uncertain about Uncertainty

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Key Words: Understand Hazard & Risk, Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, Define probability; Subjective probability Abstract: It is well-...

Modeling and Optimization of a Cracked Naphtha Post-Treater

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
FCC cracked naphtha is a valuable component of the gasoline pool that, when untreated, is characterized by high olefin and sulfur content. The...

Automation: Integrating Capital Projects with Turnarounds

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
The traditional view of turnarounds is that they are just maintenance events. In reality, these planned shutdown events are very strategic...

Inherently Safer Piping – Best Practices

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Abstract This paper presents lesser known items in the upstream and midstream industries important to piping stress and overpressure protection...

The Facility Siting Cycle (Revalidation)

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Facility siting is an assessment of occupied buildings given potential explosion, fire, and toxic hazards. As stated in 29 CFR Part 1910, it is...

Optimization for Flare Operation

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Abstract Flare operation is a challenging task since the flowrate, net heating value, composition of the vent gas and weather conditions vary...

Consideration of Escalation Risks in Facility Siting

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
A small fire when uncontrolled, can potentially lead to failure of an equipment containing large inventory of hydrocarbon or a structure holding...

Offshore Units Safety Management Systems Analysis: Sgso x SEMS II

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Industry has been increasingly demanded regarding safety. Its challenge is to keep its continuity in a horizon of growing operations and external...

Recent Advances in MVC Technology

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
The Multi-Variable Controller (MVC) is ubiquitous in refining and petrochemicals industries. The MVC technology in recent years has changed a lot...

Safe Operation in Trickle Phase Reactors

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-11:00am
In the Chemical/Refining industry many units operate with high activity nickel (Ni) catalysts. Safe operation of these units is the number one...

In Harm’s Way – After Which Nothing was the Same Again

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Most incident case studies are presented by a third party who was not directly involved in the incident. As such, the presentations may lack the...

LOPA: Ventajas De La Buena gestión De Las Capas De protección

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
LOPA: Ventajas de la buena gestión de las capas de protección Ana María Macías Juárez, MBA, MPICP MAJA Consulting Group, S.A. de C.V. Habaneras...

Deep Desulfurization Guardbeds for Hydrocarbon Processing

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:30pm
Traditionally sulfur removal from hydrocarbon feeds is carried out in a two-step process: hydrodesulfurization (HDS) of the organic sulfur compounds...

Major Accidents: Managing the First 96 Hours

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Effectively responding to a major accident requires a prompt, sure-footed approach; especially with criminal prosecutions for endangerment and...

The Nature of Ammonium Nitrate Decomposition and Explosions

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Ammonium nitrate explosions can cause significant destruction as shown with examples in West, Texas (2013) and Tianjin, China (2015). Yet, ammonium...

Elongated VCE Blast Waves and Structural Damage

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Elongated congested volumes are common at chemical processing and petroleum refining facilities due to the arrangement of processing units, but there...

Human Error. a Myth Eclipsing Real Causes

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
Abstract Human Error. A myth eclipsing real causes For years the professionals involved in the investigation of industrial accidents have identified...

Oil-Free Screw Compressors in Ethylene Storage Boil Off Gas Service

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Major Ethylene production facilities utilize large atmospheric tanks to store liquid Ethylene at its cryogenic saturation temperature of -155 °F...

Large Steam Turbine Overspeed Trip Mitigation in Large Olefins Plans

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Steam turbine overspeed events in large olefins plants can happen from a sudden loss of load in the driven equipment or instantaneous loss of coupled...

Feedstock Contaminants in Ethylene Plants - 2017 Update

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Ethylene plant operators were polled for their responses on a wide range of feedstock contaminant issues. This paper presents the responses to this...

Using Data-Based Indicators to Improve Process Safety Performance

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Using Data-based Indicators to Improve Process Safety Performance Erin P. Collins and Paul J. Amico JENSEN HUGHES Performance indicators (also...

New Cumene Alkylation Technology

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Selective benzene alkylation to cumene using a variety of propylene derived feeds is an important process for production of phenol as a building...

Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5 Â Step Back 5x5 is our last layer of defense and perhaps our most important. This paper shows how...

Alkylation and Other Processes for Refinery Propylene

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Propylene, originating from catalytic and thermal cracking processes like Fluid Catalytic Cracking, FCC and Delayed Coking, DCU, presents a...

Selection of Cases for Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
In many industrial facilities, toxic and/or flammable substances are discharged directly to the atmosphere. To ensure compliance with health, safety...

Energy Efficiency and Profit Optimization for Cogeneration Plants

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Optimum energy efficiency has long been the primary objective for a cogeneration plant. However, with the increased complexity of power contracts,...

Benefits of Novel Cooling Water Chemicals on Refinery Economics

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Some 35 years ago phosphate and zinc based programs emerged as the cooling water treatment technology of choice when the industry was strongly...

Trace Contaminant Removal in Petroleum Refining Processes

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Adsorbents are widely utilized for trace contaminant removal in petroleum refining processes, including fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming...

Dan Crowl on Fire – Basics of Flammability Dan Crowl

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30am-12:00pm
Flammable materials are common in industrial facilities - either as a feedstock, solvent, product or fuel. It is important to understand the...

How Do Flame Arresters Work?

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30am-12:00pm
Processes involving the storage, transport, separation, & destruction of flammable vapors are ubiquitous in the chemical & petrochemical...

BLEVE Basics, A Primer on Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30am-12:00pm
Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions (BLEVEs) are a special case of bursting pressure vessels in which the pressure vessel is filled with a...

Energy-Industry Trends and Insights from the Wellhead to Downstream Products

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AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:45am-10:30am
HSB Solomon Associates LLC (Solomon) has conducted Comparative Performance Analyses™ (CPA™), also known as the Solomon studies, for over 35 years. These studies benchmark the Refining, Petrochemicals, Midstream, Upstream, and Electric Power industries, with the earliest studies starting in 1980.

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