Thursday, August 19, 2010

Call for Papers

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) announced a call for papers today for the 7th Global Congress on Process Safety. This year’s Congress will continue to focus on inherently safer design, “an approach to process safety that focuses on eliminating or reducing hazards”. Readers of this blog will recall that the 6th Global Congress earlier this year had a two and a half day session addressing the issues surrounding inherently safer design and chemical facility security. That session included a presentation by Larry Stanton from DHS-ISCD on how DHS might be able to implement an inherently safer design requirement in the CFATS regime. There will be a closely related session in next year’s Congress; “Inherent Process Safety – Experience Applying the Discipline in Operating Facilities”. According to the conference web site:
“This session is particularly focused on papers addressing plant-level experience – successes and challenges – applying inherently safer precepts. Papers are sought discussing case studies, lessons learned, risk reduction evaluations and economic justifications resulting from applying inherently safer practices at any stage of the process plant life cycle.”
The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 15th.

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