98 Process Safety Challenges in Batch Operations

Tuesday, March 28, 2017: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
214CD (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Batch operations are an important part of the chemical industry – extensively utilized at small chemical companies and playing a significant role at major chemical operators as well. The process safety challenges are significantly greater in the evaluation of batch processes, as the recipes change, chemicals and operating conditions vary, and as batch processes are often much more dependent upon chemical operators and the operating instructions they rely upon for many human actions. Process safety activities for batch operations typically are more complicated and require additional time for appropriate preparation, attention and consideration. A decision regarding even how to conduct a PHA, and what to review in it, can become an interesting challenge. This session will highlight the wide range of challenges specific to batch operations with a focus on providing practical advice and solutions.

19th Process Plant Safety Symposium (PPSS)

Philip Myers
Email: pmyers@arisksolution.com

Sean Lapekas
Email: seanl@ashstevens.com

- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on the online proceeding.

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