CEP: October 2016 Sherlock Holmes is renowned for his ability to develop significant insights into the causes and perpetrators of difficult criminal cases that others miss. In process safety, we similarly need to investigate what went wrong after a process incident to determine how future incidents can be prevented. This month's Back to Basics article describes the basics of conducting an incident investigation. Other topics in this issue include diversity culture, process safety and innovation, pilot plant data systems and using resources sustainably and efficiently. Editorial To Trust or Not To Trust (Your Gut)? Have you ever made a decision that you knew was right, but you were not able to articulate why? As engineers, we rely heavily on data and analysis to make important decisions. We would not try to design a plant by gut feel, or justify a capital expenditure with “I went with my gut.” Nevertheless, our intuition can give us some useful information... Read more Share Creating a Culture of Diversity October2016Career CatalystZenaida Otero Gephardt, Vincent G. Grassi , Alon McCormick , Otis SheltonAn inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce ensures that the best talent is at the table and that everyone’s ideas can be heard. A strong diversity culture, like a strong safety culture, is good for business, the profession, and our individual career advancement. The ChE as Sherlock Holmes: Investigating Process Incidents October2016Back To BasicsJames A. KleinInvestigating process incidents to understand what happened and why provides vital information that will help prevent future incidents. Integrating Process Safety and Innovation October2016SafetyPeter Lodal, Jennifer MizeIt’s important to consider process safety early in the innovation process. Use a success modes and effects analysis to ensure your innovation can be safely and economically commercialized. Develop a Data System for Your Pilot Plant October2016Process DevelopmentMark FisherThe data requirements of a pilot facility are just as important as the plant’s physical components. Follow this guidance to design and deploy a robust process data system for your pilot plant. Using Regional Resources Sustainably and Efficiently October2016Environmental ManagementMichael Narodoslawsky, Heriberto Cabezas, Stephan Maier, István HecklUse these tools to design and evaluate industrial processes and supply chains that rely on renewable bio- and non-bioresources. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.