Safety Standards Will be Focus of Ammonia Symposium, Sept. 9–13, in Chicago

Safety Standards Will be Focus of Ammonia Symposium, Sept. 9–13, in Chicago
August 9, 2012

Experts from around the world will discuss the latest advances related to the safe production and use of ammonia, and present case studies and lessons learned to a broad audience of plant safety personnel, plant managers, and process engineers at AIChE’s 57th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium. The conference will be held in September at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Chicago, IL.    

Organized by AIChE’s Ammonia Safety Committee, the annual symposium is dedicated to improving the safety of plants that manufacture ammonia and related chemicals — such as urea, nitric acid, ammonia nitrate, and methanol. More than 500 attendees representing a wide spectrum of industries are expected to participate in the symposium, where they will share technological advances and discuss strategies for improving plant safety, maintenance, and management. Company leaders and practitioners will describe how their organizations avoid or manage potential plant accidents, and present solutions to a variety of safety engineering problems. Participants will also receive an overview of products available to improve safety measures.

Kicking off the more than two dozen presentations will be a keynote address on Monday morning, Sept. 10. Michael Warren, Executive Director of Research at Hart Engineering, a Houston, TX-based publishing company that covers the energy industry, will discuss “Shale Gas Development and Its Impact on Global Natural Gas Supply.”

An excellent opportunity for networking and information exchange will be a Roundtable on Thursday morning, Sept. 13. This annual session provides an informal and candid forum for producers to discuss common problems. This year’s Roundtable will address catalyst operational issues, mechanical integrity, and industry incidents.

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