CEP: April 2015

Learn how to improve your management of change system by training workders to recognize hazards as indicators of change. Other topics this month include steam traps, tight oil, and humanitarian chemical engineering.


Stand Up for Change

Management of change (MOC) is an essential element of process safety management (PSM). The purpose of an MOC system is to evaluate and manage the hazards associated with alterations to process materials, processing conditions, equipment, maintenance materials, procedures, utilities, facilities, control systems, and so on.

In the article “Recognize Hazards to Recognize Change” (pp. 40–44), Donald Lorenzo, Della Wong, and Mark Suyama liken  managing change in the chemical process industries (CPI) to the challenge of piloting a ship on a voyage.

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My Steam Trap Is Good — Why Doesn’t It Work?

Heat Transfer
James R. Risko
Even a relatively new steam trap in seemingly good condition can fail if it is applied incorrectly. Here’s how to recognize and avoid situations that can lead to a failure.

Working with Tight Oil

Back To Basics
Timothy Olsen
Crude oil derived from shale plays is less expensive and more readily available than traditional crudes, but it poses unique challenges to refiners.

Recognize Hazards to Recognize Change

Donald Lorenzo, Mark Suyama, Della Wong
Improve your management of change (MOC) system by training workers to recognize hazards as indicators of change.

Humanitarian Chemical Engineering

Career Catalyst
Jeremy D. Bendik-Keymer, Nwaynay Hlaing, Daniel Lacks, Evelyn B. Taboada
A broader view of ethics and professional responsibility considers the engineer’s impact on humanity.
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