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Tag: PHA

Webinar

The Importance of Operating Procedures & How to Use Them Effectively

Could your facility be under-utilizing your operating procedures? Find out how to use them beyond day-to-day operations.

This 60-minute sponsored webinar starts off by looking at why operating procedures are essential to your safety and efficiency, OSHA requirements related to their content and generation and common mistakes made in the process. You’ll then go on to consider the ways operating procedures can be used beyond the day to day. Learn how operating procedures are a vital part of your PHAs and closely linked to PSI. In addition, discover effective methods for maintaining, storing and accessing operating procedures. By the end of the webinar, you’ll have a better understanding of operating procedures and how to use them more effectively in your facility.

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Presenter

Justin Phillips, P.E.

Justin Phillips has over eight years of onshore and offshore oil & gas process engineering and project execution experience. His technical experience includes process design with specialty in flare and relief systems.

Justin is the Relief Systems Line of Service Manager at Provenance Consulting, LLC. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Webinar

When the Only Things Consistent About Your PHAs Are Inconsistencies.

This Provenance Consulting sponsored webinar helps you address the causes and the consequences of inconsistencies in PHAs and LOPAs while meeting the requirements of OSHA 1910.119 PSM. You’ll learn how maintaining consistency in PHAs can help simplify management of equipment in your facility, greatly improve risk assessment efficiency and make follow-up easier. You’ll see demonstrations of risk ranking guidelines, release quantity tables, and equipment databases to show that PHAs can be consistent across your organization. This webinar also discusses how to use industry guidelines, past incidents, and your current PHAs to create helpful guides for your PHA team and facilitator.

 

 

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Patrick Fisher

Patrick Fisher is a chemical engineer with experience in the industrial and refining industries with proven results in process hazard analysis (PHA)/layer of protection analysis (LOPA) facilitation and training, and safety instrumented function design. As a PHA facilitator, he helps large organizations meet the PHA, MOC, PSSR, and PSI requirements of the OSHA PSM standard. His background includes publications on risk analysis, minimizing independent protection layers, and leading indicators of process safety.

 

Webinar

Realizing the Benefits of a Truly Integrated PHA Process

This webinar highlights and discusses the benefits and importance of integrating the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process with your Management of Change (MOC) process, conducting a PHA on Capital and Plant Projects, and ensuring the adequacy of the PHA team membership. Apart from the obvious benefit of identifying hazards and mitigating them before the process is built, PHAs can also be used to identify issues with the design, screen out potential surprises and costly system modifications, and help with budgeting and revenue allocation for the project life cycle.

In order to accomplish successful integration and realize the inherent benefits, it is imperative to obtain buy-in from the management team and the appropriate subject matter experts that should be part of the Process Hazard Analysis team.

By the end of this presentation, you should be able to present your organization with specific examples to support these types of discussions and open the door for approaching leadership to implement some or all of the suggested practices and approaches.

Presenter

Nestor Paraliticci

Nestor Paraliticci is a former Senior PHA Facilitator at Provenance Consulting. He has over 10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry along with over 10 years in the Safety and Health Industry. With a focus in PHA/LOPA facilitation and training, he also provides process safety management services including process safety compliance, incident investigation, and project management.

Nestor holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan.

When the Only Things Consistent About Your PHAs Are Inconsistencies

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Inconsistent Process Hazard Analyses cost money, reduce operability, and can have a negative impact on safety culture. Join Patrick Fisher, a Chemical Engineer at Provenance Consulting, in an informative webinar that will allow you to understand the causes and the consequences of inconsistencies in Process Hazard Analyses and in Layers of Protection Analyses.

This free, live webinar hosted by AIChE Academy, will take place on Wednesday, January 27th from 1:00-2:00pm CST.  In this one hour webinar, we will examine the importance of consistencies in PHAs. You will learn how maintaining consistency in PHAs can help simplify management of equipment in your facilities. Risk Ranking guidelines, release quantity tables, and equipment databases will be demonstrated to show that PHAs can be consistent across your organization and facilities.

AIChE’s 2015 Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety

Provenance Consulting is excited to share our involvement next week at AIChE’s Global Congress on Process Safety in Austin, TX. Provenance will be giving four presentations at the conference and will also be at booth #420 in the exhibit area – so please stop by and see us! Below is a brief summary of each presentation.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

Monday, 27 April

Can I Use My Cooling Water Header As a Relief Device?

Rahul Raman, 11:30am

The ASME BPVC is a well-recognized code of construction and allows pipe that discharges to the atmosphere as an acceptable pressure relief device. However, there are safety considerations and industry guidance that restrict the use of using a cooling water side of heat exchanger specifically as a relief device. This presentation interprets the landscape of existing regulatory framework to show the industry regarding the ways to use it as a relief device and the underlying assumptions for such use.

Overfilling Protection for Weak Tanks

Rahul Raman, 2:30pm

Weak tanks have relief valves that are typically sized for vapor/gas service. These tanks are subject to overflowing and collapse due to the pressure force. Minimal amounts of liquid is enough to over-pressurize the tank. Currently there is no industry guidance to size a relief device for such low pressure tanks. Furthermore, there is a lack of data from the manufacturers. Provenance has tag-teamed with PROTEGO® to establish a methodology and vetted it with experimental data. Using conventional available tools for engineers, we have developed a methodology to accurately predict the capacity within a +/- 10% error tolerance.

 Tuesday, 28 April

Developing Credible Scenarios for a PHA

Nestor Paraliticci, 2:30pm

OSHA’s Compliance Guidelines and Recommendations for the PSM Standard states “A PHA is an organized and systematic effort to identify and analyze the significance of potential hazards associated with the processing or handling of highly hazardous chemicals.” It goes on to say “A PHA is directed toward analyzing potential causes and consequences of fires, explosions, releases of toxic or flammable chemicals and major spills of hazardous chemicals.” OSHA does not give any additional guidance; they just refer you to 18 additional “Sources of Further Information”. So rather than spending your free time reading these books, I would like to present a process on how to develop scenarios (causes and consequences), tips on creating credible and realistic scenarios and the pitfalls to avoid during the process, commonly encountered during a PHA .

Wednesday, 29 April

Guidance for Sizing Relief Devices That Are Installed below Liquid Level in an External Fire

Rahul Raman, 8:30am

A fire impinging on a pressure vessel results in boiling up of the liquid and generates vapor that needs to be relieved though a pressure relief valve. Due to geometry or maintenance reasons a relief valve can be installed below the liquid level. In this scenario the vapor pushes hot saturated liquid and has a potential to flash as it flows across the relief system piping. This paper gives the guidance to size relief valve that are installed in such service.