Join ioMosaic at the 16th International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, held at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. This may be the most important conference worldwide on loss prevention in the process industries.
Monday, June 17th at 5:00 pm
Session IV – Human and Organizational Factors of Risk Safety
Minimizing Audit Findings by increasing Operational Discipline and Process Safety Culture
By Gemma Dunjó, Ph.D., EHS Services Manager; John Cronin, Ph.D., Principal Consultant; and Christian Sarno, Senior Safety and Risk Management Consultant
The present paper focuses on the results from several PSM audits performed between 2010 and 2016, at several different Chemical Process Industry (CPI) facilities. On the one hand, we have evaluated how well these facilities complied with the requirements of the OSHA PSM Standard. On the other hand, the data from the audit findings has been compiled and statistically processed in order to compare the main common findings with the results of those analyzed by OSHA’s Refinery and Chemical National Emphasis Programs (NEP) in 2012.
Wednesday June 19th at 12:15 pm
Session I – Risk Assessment and Safety Management
Risk-Based Approach – Facility Siting Addressing Fires Impacting Process Plant Permanent and Portable Buildings: Combining Exceedance Curves and Human Vulnerability Criteria
By Neil Prophet, Senior Partner and Gene Gorski, Pressure Safety Specialist
This paper describes a risk-based approach with the aim to identify which occupied buildings in a process facility could be impacted by thermal radiation due to fires. This approach complies with API Recommended Practice 752 and 753 criteria and it consists of the following two steps: (1) risk-based quantitative assessment and (2) exceedance curve development. Additionally, a sensitivity analysis for risk reduction measures is evaluated. A case study is developed for illustrative purposes and the results confirm the following approach capabilities and characteristics: (a) a risk-based approach is considered the foundation for developing exceedance curves, (b) exceedance curves are a good engineering tool for identifying which occupied buildings comply or do not comply with given tolerability risk criteria; and (c) sensitivity analysis of outcomes associated with high risk levels impacting affected buildings is an effective and inexpensive approach for defining and comparing suitable and cost-effective risk reductions measures during the decision-making process.
Top instructors with extensive global, industry, technical and litigation experience. You will receive clear, practical and real world recommendations on how to get and stay compliant with local and worldwide regulations.