Symposium Program

2011 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Beyond Regulatory Compliance, Making Safety Second Nature
October 25-27, 2011
Hilton College Station Conference Center

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Program
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
7:30AM -8:00AM – Continental Breakfast • Sponsored by
8:00AM Frank P. Lees Memorial Lecture: Energy: An OverviewThe Honorable Lee H. Hamilton
9:00AM State of the Center: “Research Program, Current Activities, and Future Direction,”
Dr. Sam Mannan, Director, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
9:15 – 10:00AM Break and Exhibit Hall – Break Sponsored by  EARLY CONSULTING
Track I Track II Track III Track IV
Kathy Shell, Kiran Krishna,
Sara Saxena
Michela Gentile, Ray Mentzer
Mike Marshall
George King, Skip Early,
Scott Ostrowski
Marc Levin, Maureen Orr
Ammar Alkhawaldeh
Safety Culture/Operational Discipline Incident Analysis Process Management for Safety I Consequence Analysis I
10:00AM •”Operational Discipline: Does your organization do the job right every time?B. Rains, DuPont •”Linking Incident Investigation to Risk Assessment,” R. Pitblado, DNV •”Process Safety for the Common Folk,” J. Chosnek, Knowledge One •”The Use of the FDS Computational Fluid Dynamics Code in Complex Fire Geometries,” J. Cornwell, Quest
10:30AM •”Leading Indicators for Process Safety,” R. Prugh, Chilworth Global •”A collaborative framework for enabling efficient information extraction in accident databases,” R. Batres , Toyohashi University of Technology •”Excellence in Pressure Relief Systems Management through Evergreening Program,” M. Marshall, Marathon •”A Study of In Situ Spreading and Burning of Oil in an Ice Channel,” P. Bellino, WPI & University of Alberta
11:00am •”Learning from Past Performance – Using Human Factor Data to Guide and Drive Process Safety Improvements,” A. Armstrong, Kestrel Management Services •”OSHA’s Chemical NEP,” M. Hager, OSHA •”Effective Process Equipment Inspection & Testing,” R. Davis, Aon Energy Risk Engineering •”Using CFD to Analyze Gas Detector Placement in Process Facilities,” S. Davis, GexCon US
11:30AM •”Shell’s Experience Implementing a Manual of Permitted Operations,” D. Detman, Shell Upstream Americas •”Improve Health and Safety by Integrating Health (Wellness) and Safety (Ergonomics),” J. Congleton, TAMUS-HSC •”Improving Process Safety from the Ground Up,” K. Study, The Dow Chemical Company •”The Maximum Design Leak (MDL) Approach to Leak Size Selection,” G. Fitzgerald, ABS Consulting
12:00 – 1:30PM Lunch and Exhibit Hall (1.5 hrs) – Lunch Sponsored by
Risk Assessment/LOPA I Inherent Safety Case Histories I Hazard Assessment
1:30PM •”Using LOPA to analyze past catastrophic accidents including Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and 2008 Mortgage market crisis,” S. Damle, Missouri S&T •”Economic Assessment of Inherently Safe Membrane Reactor Technology Options Integrated Into IGCC Power Plants,” R. Koc, WPI •”$36MM Reactive Chemical Incident,” B. Efaw, Dow Chemical Company •”A Review of PRV Chatter Incidents,” B.Otis, Shell
2:00PM •”Evaluating Loss of a Credited Independent Protection Layer (IPL),” J. Kelly, AE Solutions •”Inherent Safety – How Safe or Secure is Enough?D. Moore, AcuTech Consulting Group •”Case Study: One Checklist Item Can Make a Difference,” C. Young, John Campbel & Co. •”A Critical Evaluation of Combustible Dust Test Methods,” C. Parnell, TAMU
2:30PM •”Preventing Next Diesel Engine Explosion, Offshore and Onshore,” J. Bhalla, AMOT •”Safety and Techno-Economic Analysis of Solvent Selection for Supercritical Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Reactors,” N. Hamad, TAMU •”Insulation Failure on a Cryogenic Propane Storage Tank,” D. Bleakley, ConocoPhillips •”Mars B TLP Process Safety”, J. Suardin, Shell
3:00 – 3:30PM Break and Exhibit Hall – Break Sponsored by
Consequence Analysis II Process Management for Safety II Safety Integrity Level Dust I
3:30PM •”Equivalent Cloud Methods used for Explosion Risk and Consequence Studies,” O. Hansen, GexCon AS •”Fault Diagnosis of Chemical Processes via Artificial Immune System,” Y. Dai, Tsinghua University •”Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) – Critical Aspects Design and Verification,” R. Batra, Chevron •”Public Health Implications of Dust Explosions Using Chemical Incident Surveillance System,” A. Anderson, ATSDR
4:00PM •”The Application of Pressure-Impulse Curves in a Blast Exceedance,” J. Marx, Quest Consultants •”Managing Data for Critical Indicators and Metrics,” T. Drake, Drake Group •”What Else is Needed Besides a SIL Evaluation?D. Fauerby, URS SMS •”Key Safety Issues for Combustible Dust Handling,” M. Myers, IOMosaic
4:30PM •”CFD to Model a Time Varying LNG Spill,” E. Peterson, Scandpower •”Rationalized Design of Alarm Sensor Allocation Consistent with Hazard Scenarios,” T. Fuchino, TITECH Japan •”Safety Instrumented Function Reliability and the Art of Confusion,” S. Lucchini, Fluor •”Correlating Turbulence Flow Field in Dust Explosion Vessels of Different Size,” D. Castellanos, MKOPSC
5:00PM •”Facility Siting and Hidden Pathways for Hazardous Gas Migration,” R. Ogle, Exponent •”Managing Forward the Future – Preventing Disaster: Creating Organi-zational Energy to Find Defective Safety Culture And Overcome Organizational Inertia,” B. Wittkower, JP Kenny •”Use of Fuzzy Logic on SIF Failure,” P. Goteti, Honeywell •”A Constant Pressure Dust Explosion Experiment,” T. Skjold, GexCon AS
5:30-7:00PM Cocktail Reception – Sponsored by
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
7:30AM -8:00AM – Continental Breakfast
8:00AM Keynote Lecture: Hormesis: Its Significance for Risk Assessment and Regulatory AgenciesProfessor Edward J. Calabrese
9:00AM Presentation of Annual Merit Award, Harry H. West Service Award, and the Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Scholarship,
Dr. Sam Mannan, Director, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
9:30AM Break and Exhibit Hall – Break
Track I Track II Track III Track IV
Kathy Shell, Kiran Krishna,
Sara Saxena
Michela Gentile, Ray Mentzer,
Mike Marshall
George King, Skip Early,
Scott Ostrowski
Marc Levin, Maureen Orr,
Ammar Alkhawaldeh
Consequence Analysis III Risk Assessment/LOPA II Hazard Analysis for the 21st Century LNG Consequence Analysis I
10:00AM •”CFD simulation of gas dispersion from large-scale toxic chemical releases in complex environments,” F. Gavelli, GexCon •”Layer of Protection Analysis – Quantifying Human Performance in Initiating Events and Independent Protection Layers,” P. Myers, Advantage Risk Solutions •”Characteristics of Great Process Safety in 2020,” J. McCavit, JL McCavit Consulting, LLC •”Uncertainty Techniques in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Dispersion Calculations,” D. Siuta, Technical University of Lodz
10:30AM •”Selecting Hole Sizes for Consequence Studies,” O. Sanguino, ExxonMobil •”BBN a tool to make LOPA more effective QRA more transparent and flexible and therefore to make safety more definable!H. Pasman, MKOPSC •”Layer of Protection Analysis: A Look Back to the Beginning and a Look Forward to the FutureA. Dowell •”Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling in Forced Dispersion of LNG Vapor Cloud,” B. Kim, MKOPSC
11:00AM •”‘Explosibility Index’ – Extension to Dust-Explosion Protection,” R. Prugh, Chilworth Global •”Leveraging PHA and LOPA Data for Operating Limit Tables,” C. Presgraves, AE Solutions •”Fire and Explosion Hazard Analysis – An Integrated Approach,” J.W. Lottermann, REMBE® Inc. •”ANSYS-Fluent CFD model of a Liquid Nitrogen evaporation rate,” Y. Liu, MKOPSC
11:30AM – 1:00PM Lunch and Exhibit Hall (1.5 hrs) – Lunch
Process Management for Safety III Consequence Analysis IV Risk Assessment/LOPA III Reactive Chemicals
1:00PM •”The Implications of Process Safety and Risk Management on Sustainability,” M. Gromacki, Dixie Chemical •”CONTAM Analysis of Smoke Control Systems and Application in Emergency Responses,” Q. Wang, OSU •”Major damages in Chemical and Oil Complexes After 2011 Tohoku Earthquakes,” X. Li, MKOPSC •”Comparisons of Non-isothermal and Isothermal Kinetic Model for Evaluating the Thermal Hazard of Di-tert-butyl Peroxide by DSC,” C.P. Lin, Asia University
1:30PM •”Achieving High Performance HMIs,” H. Perez, PAS •”Simulation and Validation of Methane and Hydrogen Mixtures Explosion Using CFD Models,” C. Rosas, MKOPSC •”Uncertainty in LOPA Studies,” R. Freeman, S&PP Consulting •”Chemically Unstable Gases and Gas Mixtures – New Categories in GHS,” M. Molnarne, BAM
2:00PM •”Designers’ Roles in Plant Safety go beyond Regulatory Compliance – Case Finland,” Y. Malmen, VTT •”Mitigation of Vapour Cloud Explosions Using Flame Inhibitors,” K. van Wingerden, GexCon •”Living with LOPA Changes in the new CCPS Book,” A. Kyle, Aon Energy Risk Engineering •”The Reactivity of Tri-Ethyl Phosphite as Determined by Adiabatic Calorimetry,” N. Gonzales, Shell
2:30PM •”Management of Critical Equipment & Systems for the use of Impact Assessment,” A. Kulkarni, Arcadis Vectra •”Impacts to the Chemical Petroleum and LNG Industry from the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011,” D. Moore, AcuTech Consulting Group
3:00 – 3:30PM Break and Exhibit Hall – Break Sponsored by
Process Management for Safety IV Offshore Consequence Analysis V Human Factors
3:30PM •”Ammonia Storage Systems,” I. Turi, QAFCO •”Determination of Effectiveness of Safety Control Measures on Offshore Platforms,” V. De Toledo, Dalhousie University •”Two-phase jet releases and droplet dispersion: rainout experiments and model validation I. Overview and model implementation/validation,” H. Witlox, DNV Software •”Teamwork and Leadership In Challenging Times,” J. Henson, Maersk Drilling
4:00PM •”Optimal Scenario Based Gas Detector Placement in Process Facilities,” S. Legg, TAMU •”BOEMRE Compliance and Beyond: Focusing on Real vs. Paper Safety,” K. Smith, RiskTec Solutions •”Two-phase jet releases and droplet dispersion: rainout experiments and model validation II. Rainout experiments,” H. Witlox, DNV Software •”Human Factors Issues in the management of Emergency Response at High Hazard Installations,” M. Robb, Atkins
4:30PM •”Reliability Analysis of Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue (EER) Strategies in the Arctic Regions,” G. Yun, Shell International •”Process Safety Offshore: The Happening Place,” I. Sutton, AMEC Paragon •”Large Scale Experiments on Hydrogen Jet Fires For Pipeline Safety,” S. Jung, Air Products •”A Practitioner’s Approach to Utilizing Leading Indicators to Drive Safety Performance,” J. Toellner, ExxonMobil Development Company
5:00PM Engineering Ethics Session (1 hr)
6:30PM Dinner & Tour at Messina Hof Winery • Sponsored by  AVEVA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
7:30AM -8:00AM – Continental Breakfast • Sponsored by
8:00AM General Session
8:00AM – “Process Safety in a Volatile & Ever Changing World” John Prows, Huntsman
8:45AM – “Process Safety Evolution – An Air Products Case Study,” Shakeel Kadri, Air Products
9:15- 10:00AM Break and Exhibit Hall – Break Sponsored by
Track I Track II Track III Track IV
Kathy Shell, Kiran Krishna,
Sara Saxena
Michela Gentile, Ray Mentzer, Mike Marshall
George King, Skip Early,
Scott Ostrowski
Marc Levin, Maureen Orr,
Ammar Alkhawaldeh
Metrics and Performance Drivers LNG Consequence Analysis II Risk Assessment/LOPA IV Process Management for Safety V
10:00AM •”PSM Performance: Should PSM metrics vary by industry?T. Lemm, DuPont •”Scientific challenges underpinning LNG safety,” J. Wen, Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies •”Risk Criteria Protection Layers and Conditional Modifiers,” B. Hearn, SIS-TECH •”MOC Scoping ? Getting it Right,” R. Hoff, Gateway Consulting
10:30AM •”PSM Metrics Impact on Process Safety Culture,” D. Wurst, Flint Hills Resources LP •”The Influence Of The Different Heat Transfer Mechanisms On Liquid Nitrogen Evaporation Rate: Laboratory Scale Analysis,” C. Osorio, MKOPSC •”A Formulation to Optimize the Risk Reduction Process Based on LOPA,” C. Ramírez-Marengo, Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya •”Real-time Alarm Management in Today’s Process Plants,” L. Stegman, PAS
11:00AM •”Public Health Consequences of Acute Hydrofluoric Acid Releases 2002-2010,” A. Anderson, ATSDR •”Numerical study of compressed CO2 pipeline decompression characteristics using CFD-DECOM,” J. Wen, Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies •”Risk is a function of likelihood and consequence,” M. Schmidt, Bluefield Process Safety •”Implementing Instrument and Process Control Mechanical Integrity and Reliability Improvement,” B. Hearn, SIS-Tech
11:30AM – Box Lunches – Symposium Closed