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Pre-start-up Safety Review

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00am-3:00am EST
This live presentation explores the role and importance of PSSR, the many challenges industries face when performing PSSR and various mitigation paths.

How Damage Mechanism Reviews Impact Operations

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
Damage Mechanism Reviews (DMR) are becoming the first step for most companies looking to implement a risk-based inspection (RBI) program in response to the API acknowledging the validity of RBI...

Introduction to Python for Chemical Engineers

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
In recent years, the Python programming language has rapidly grown in popularity for technical and scientific computing. This 60-minute program will cover the basics of getting started with Python...

Reactive Chemical Hazards

Archived Webinar
Aug 28, 2019
Incidents due to reactive chemical hazards continue to occur in the manufacturing industry, resulting in loss of life, property damage, and environmental impacts. There are many federal regulations...

Pressure Relief System Design of Reactive Systems

Archived Webinar
Oct 14, 2015
This webinar covers the basics of pressure relief system sizing for reactive systems; review of the operating procedure, adiabatic calorimeter test design, how to apply data generated to design the...

Design, Application & Economics of Process Intensification

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm EDT
Process intensification offers a new and different paradigm in which to view applied chemical engineering. There has been much discussion on the principles of process intensification and use for more...

Recognizing the Power of Untapped Potential

Archived Webinar
Aug 28, 2019
This 60-minute webinar will provide industry and government data on the current engineering and technical workforce and discuss the need to find diverse talent.

Managing Human Reliability

Archived Webinar
Aug 14, 2019
This 60-minute program will give you an overview of the impact of human factors on operator performance.

Fouling and Foaming in a Caustic Tower

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2019
The Caustic Tower in an ethylene plant is subject to fouling and foaming. Both can cause significant operational issues for the operator. Fouling is...

Olefins Plant Cracked Gas Compressor Fouling Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2019
Olefins plant cracked gas compressors frequently foul, resulting in loss of efficiency that increases energy consumption, and may threaten...

Ethylene Decomposition Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Ethylene decomposition is a rather subtle hazard that can occur when ethylene is exposed to elevated pressure and temperature. This paper will...

Fatal Toxic Chemical Release at Dupont

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Fatal Toxic Chemical Release at DuPont Tamara Qureshi Attorney Advisor-Investigations United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board 1...

Jetty Bog Recovery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Jetty BOG Recovery Yoshitsugi Kikkawa, Kikkawa Giken, Yokohama Japan, yoshikikkawa@yahoo.co.jp David Hill...

Effective PSM on Small Capital Projects

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Recognizing that Small Capital Projects are often quick turn-around, limited scope projects, it can be challenging to effectively incorporate PSM...

Finding Unknown Anomalies before They Risk Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Four out of every five oil historical refinery accidents resulted from unexpected, unknown process and mechanical anomalies rather than known,...

High Performance in Process Safety ֠Balanced Approach

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
The core of high performance in process safety is managing risks to prevent incidents from happening. In a high-performance process safety culture,...

Compressor Surge Modeling and Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Axial and centrifugal compressor control is exceptionally challenging due to the extraordinary speed and severity of problems and the extreme...

Process Safety, the Journey Is Most Important!

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
This paper will discuss process safety management work and the desired effects of employee participation and culture at all levels within the company...

The Cleanest Way to Treat Spent Caustic

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Spent caustic is arguably the world’s most foul industrial wastewater. It is generated in the removal of acidic contaminants from...

Engineering Creative Thinking

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
What do you think of when you hear the word Creativity? If you’re like me, you often think of something artsy that you would see on...

Networking Strategies to Propel Your Career

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
This presentation discusses various early career strategies to build business relationships with coworkers, clients, and vendors. Develop a strong...

Employee Training ֠Beyond Compliance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
When it comes to employee’s safety at a facility covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’...

The 8 Rules for Successful Controls Implementations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
A project team for an overseas grassroots LNG plant struggled for months attempting to develop a comprehensive series of control schemes for a vital...

Trust As Currency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
“Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the...

Soft Skills for Young Professionals

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Going from being a student to working is a big transition for most of us. It requires us to learn how to navigate the real world, and we can use all...

The Day I Got a Second Chance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
This presentation recounts a major process safety accident that occurred in 1989. The accident released a large volume of hot flammable liquid...

Safeguard Meters within Chevron

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Chevron has developed a framework for implementing the concept of “safeguard meter” within our operating assets...

Combustible Dust - Hazards / Mitigations / Pitfalls

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Combustible dust is and has been a major issue in industry. This is not something new but is something that is more in the spotlight in recent years...

Induced Draft Fan Reliability Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Induced draft fans are normally installed on top of the furnace and are critical equipment in the operation of Ethylene furnaces as they are...

3D Printing- Unique Hazards When Metal Dust Is Created

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Over the past several years, manufacturers in the additive industries have employed 3D printing to increase efficiency on plant floors. Materials...

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