Safety Instrumented Systems / Environmental Health & Safety

Safety Symposium Extends Deadline For Papers

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 17, 2016

The 2016 International Symposium of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center extends its call for papers until March 25. The half-day symposium features critical issues of research in process safety. The symposim will be held at the College Station Hilton Conference Center on October 25-27, 2016. The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center is part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

Topics for papers include:

  • Offshore Energy and Safety - Deep Water and Arctic
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Case Studies – Histories, Lessons Learned, Databases
  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Inherently Safer Processes – New Processes, Existing Plants, Man – Machine Interface
  • Human Factors – Engineering, Behavioral Safety, Human Error
  • Process Management for Safety – PS Engineering, PSM components, PSM with limited resources, Innovative Strategies for Improvement
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Safety Culture – Relationship to High Consequence/Low Probability Events
  • Facility Siting – Personnel Siting
  • Consequence Analysis
  • LNG – Design, Experiment Evaluation, Consequence Analysis, Mitigation, Research Needs, Regulations
  • Control Systems – Unusual Situation Mgmt., Safety Instrumented Systems, Integrity Levels, Reliability analysis, Reliance on SIS, Alarm Mgmt.
  • Resilience/Sustainability
  • Risk Assessment, Analysis and Management
  • Reactive Chemistry – Predicting Reactivity, Role of Contaminants, Catalysts and Inhibitors, Case Histories, Experimental Methods
  • Equipment Integrity – Design for Maintenance, Maintenance Hazard Analysis, Monitoring

Selected papers will be included in a special issue of The Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.

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