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    This presentation, given at the 2019 Qatar Process Safety Symposium, provides a review of the process safety competency institutional guidelines and what organizations like yours can do to promote process safety within.
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    This presentation shows the advantages of ioXpress, an information systems solution. Included are comparisons of Lotus Notes and ioXpress software.
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    During the past decade, large efforts were made by the US chemical and petrochemical industries to implement and maintain effective process safety management (PSM) and responsible care programs.
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    This paper examines typical release conditions leading to aerosol formation in existing HF alkylation technology.
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    Making decisions about risks intrinsic to process safety design. Traditionally, to create a core design for a new process, engineers examine how the system could break down, determine the impact of system failures, and estimate their likelihood.
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    The present study focuses on the results from 16 PSM audits performed by ioMosaic 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 (29 CFR 1910.119). On the other hand, the data from the audit findings has been compiled and statistically processed in order to specifically assess the findings related to Emergency Planning and Response, one of the 14 elements of the OSHA PSM.
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    Chatter is most likely in vapor service, damage will most likely be due to large mechanical forces caused by the rapid valve closure and/or by PRV reduced flow capacity due to PRV damage.
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    Adequate Emergency Relief Systems (ERS) design can ensure the safety and integrity of the system. However, not all desired chemical reactions or unstable mixtures present the same level of risk, and accordingly, not all of them require the same level of effort and time for ERS design.
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    Qualify your design methods for high-viscosity two-phase relief systems against these simple benchmarks. High viscosity two-phase (HVTP) flow occurs in many industrial scale reactors, particularly when runaway reactions (e.g., during polymerizations) are vented through an emergency relief system.
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    It is a matter of considerable practical importance to recognize metastable, potentially hazardous chemical compositions so that suitable thermal hazard management means can be provided as a part of process safety management.
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    Exothermic reaction processing must be concerned with potential consequences when heat released by the reaction exceeds that removed by the reactor coolant system, a situation known commonly as a runaway reaction.
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    A modern perspective on the problem of vapor cloud and explosions is given. Particular emphasis is placed on the important practical problem of detonation hazards.
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