Safety & Health

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.

September 2019 CEP Preview

September 13, 2019

This month in CEP, learn about NSF grants, get tips for safe scaleup, learn about planning a plant decommissioning, and much more.

New Products: September 2019

September
2019
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Laboratory-Scale Centrifuge Cools Samples Quickly The C0226R Refrigerated Universal Microcentrifuge can be used on a tabletop for general laboratory procedures. This centrifuge can cool samples to 4°C within 6 min. It...

New Products: August 2019

August
2019
New Products
MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS Binder for Textile Coating Strengthens Wet and Dry Materials Appretan NTR is a water-based textile coating binder made of renewable ingredients for applications such as tea bags, coffee filters, and capsules. Approximately...

July 2019 CEP Preview

July 9, 2019

A look at commissioning smart technology equipment, an intro to vapor intrusion, cutting costs and emissions with combustion control, and more.

New Products: July 2019

July
2019
New Products
Heat Transfer Stirring Hot Plates Handle Corrosive Materials These corrosion-resistant, multiposition, stirring analog hot plates are suitable for acid digestions and can be used with most corrosive solutions. The 12-in. (305-mm) square ceramic...

An Introduction to Vapor Intrusion

July
2019
Environmental Management
Tracy L. Repp, Brooke N. Voeller, Jeffrey A. Bolin
Vapor intrusion (VI) occurs when contaminants in soil or groundwater drift into a building or facility through cracks and seams in the foundation. This article describes steps to mitigate VI at your facility.

New Products: May 2019

May
2019
New Products
Materials and Chemicals New Materials Enhance Properties of Plastics The XPB 633 BEADS universally conductive carbon black is intended for use with thermoplastics that must be conductive and have antistatic properties. This carbon is easy to...

Functional Surfaces in Food Processing

May
2019
SBE Special Section
Stephen M. C. Ritchie, Mainara Costa-Teixeira, Ryan M. Summers
Food contacts many inert surfaces that direct flow or induce turbulence during processing. These surfaces could be modified to provide additional capabilities. The feed spacer material of spiral-wound membranes used in dairy applications is one such surface that could be functionalized to mitigate bacterial growth.

Putting Pressure on Food

May
2019
SBE Special Section
V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, Nitin Nitin, Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, Alifdalino Sulaiman
The food industry has embraced high-pressure processing (HPP) as a food safety technology. HPP may also help satisfy consumer demand for clean-label products that are safe, nutritious, and don’t include synthetic chemicals.

April 2019 CEP Preview

April 12, 2019

In this month's issue, a look at managing severe weather and flood risks (open access article), tips for optimizing industrial fermenters, bioprocessing safety, and much more.

Kathleen S. Shell, Executive VP at Applied Engineering Solutions, shares career experiences with the audience in New Orleans.

Women in Process Safety

April 11, 2019

An impressive lineup of women leaders gathered at GCPS in New Orleans to discuss career paths, challenges, and and more.

Process Safety Data Management Best Practices

Archived Webinar
Oct 8, 2014
Presenters share best practices on how to tackle PSM IT projects including the development of functional requirements and “To Be” workflows, along with supporting management systems. This PSM IT...

New Products: March 2019

March
2019
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Valve Design Reduces Contamination in Hygienic Operations The modular Unique Mixproof 3-Body valve safely provides reliable fluid handling, making it suitable for use as a changeover valve in hygienic industries such as...

New Products: January 2019

January
2019
New Products
Materials and Chemicals Filament Enables Implant Printing This polyether ether ketone (PEEK) filament is based on VESTAKEEP i4 G, a highly viscous implant-grade material. It can be used in fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology and enables...

New Products: December 2018

December
2018
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Media Extends Filter Lifespan in Medium- to High-Volume Operations The vertical cartridge filter (VCF) removes dust from medium to large volumes of air. An easy-to-use cartridge clamp system simplifies filter media...

The Process Plant Safety Symposium - Past, Present, and Future

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
A number of major process incidents during the 1980s led OSHA to promulgate the Process Safety Management Regulation in 1992. Those incidents and the...

Dust Explosion Hazards: Housekeeping Quantified

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
DUST-EXPLOSION HAZARDS: HOUSEKEEPING QUANTIFIED Richard W. Prugh, PE, CSP Principal Process Safety Engineer Chilworth Technology, Inc., a Dekra...

Effectiveness of Water Sprays in Mitigating Toxic Releases

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
Chemical manufacturing operations must consider and prepare for release of toxic chemicals, such as anhydrous ammonia, anhydrous hydrofluoric acid,...

Selection of Cases for Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 27, 2017
In many industrial facilities, toxic and/or flammable substances are discharged directly to the atmosphere. To ensure compliance with health, safety...

Risk Based Process Safety Program in R & D Facility

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Research & Development facility comprises of pilot plants & laboratories which are designed & constructed to perform new experiments/...

Making Process Safety Personal - Engaging the Front Line

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
The front line is instrumental in implementing process safety, Yet they are rarely engaged in meaningful process safety discussions. We tend to...

A Career in Process Safety: 50 Years of LPS

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Drawing from a career from 1962 through 2016 in the chemical and process industries, this paper will describe some informal practices of process...

Process Safety: From Concept to Commissioning

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Process Safety: From Concept to Commissioning Process safety is an essential component in all phases of project design, from initial research and...

A Key Factor In Hazardous Processes: Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
The significance of Safety Culture is becoming increasingly recognized as a key factor to achieve the safe operation of hazardous processes. This...

Consideration of Escalation Risks in Facility Siting

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 28, 2017
A small fire when uncontrolled, can potentially lead to failure of an equipment containing large inventory of hydrocarbon or a structure holding...

Books: December 2016

December
2016
Books
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Margot Lee Shetterly, William Morrow, New York, NY, $27.99, 368 pages, Sept. 2016, ISBN: 978-0-062-36359-6 During the labor...

Introduction to Process Safety for Undergraduates and Engineers

June, 2016
Familiarizes the student or an engineer new to process safety with the concept of process safety management Serves as a comprehensive reference for Process Safety topics for student chemical engineers and newly graduate engineers Acts as a reference material for either a stand-alone process safety...

Nanomaterials: What are the Environmental and Health Impacts?

December
2008
Critical Issues
Nastassja Lewinski
As with previous emerging technologies, there have been uncertainties and concerns about the environmental and health risks associated with nanotechnology. This article reviews some of the ongoing efforts to better understand and characterize...

Predict Incidents with Process Safety Performance Indicators

February
2016
Safety
Wahid Azizi
Become a seer of process safety incidents with carefully chosen process safety performance indicators (PSPIs). A PSPI program developed using the barrier-based or tier-based approach will serve as your crystal ball.

Process Safety Beacon: Understand Chemical Compatibility

July
2016
Process Safety Beacon
Chemical compatibility charts can be used to determine the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals, the compatibility of absorbents, and the suitability of materials of construction in chemical processes.
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