398059 Implementation of Process Hazard Analysis at SINOPEC-SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical Company Ltd, China

Monday, April 27, 2015: 2:30 PM
Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)
Homoud Al-Maynouni1, YunZhong Gao2, Xian Feng Zhang2 and William Bridges3, (1)HSE, SABIC-SINOPEC TIANJIN PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY (SS-TPC), Tianjin, China, (2)SINOPEC, Tianjin, China, (3)Process Improvement Institute, Inc., Knoxville, TN

The SINOPEC and SABIC joint venture in Tianjin, is a large petrochemical complex including eight plants that produce ethylene, linear low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, polypropylene, ethylene glycol, ethylene oxide, phenol, acetone, butadiene, MTBE, and other products. The units started up in 2009. SABIC introduced their safety, health and environment management system which includes their best practices in process safety and initially have focused on completing the necessary PHAs. In addition, the local government is increasingly adding more regulations such as requiring adherence to SIS standards, and requiring PHAs and LOPA. This paper provides insights into the challenges faced while implementing process hazard analysis at SS-TPC and shares lessons learned on how to get best practices implemented in such joint ventures and across very diverse cultures.

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