2017 Symposium Program

2017 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Beyond Regulatory Compliance, Making Safety Second Nature October 24-26, 2017 Hilton College Station Conference Center

PROGRAM : VIEW PRINTABLE PROGRAM HERE

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24         7:30AM -8:00AM – Registration & Continental Breakfast

Oakwood

8:00AM

Frank P. Lees Memorial Lecture: “Our Ongoing Journey to Process Safety Excellence” Lynne M. Lachenmyer, ExxonMobil

8:45AM

Twenty Year Retrospective – T. Michael O’Connor

         9:30AM           Break and Exhibit Hall – Ballroom

 

Track I

Track II

Track III

Track IV

Rooms

 Oakwood
 North/South 40
Brazos
 Mockingbird

 

Chairs:

Chairs:

Chairs: 

Chairs:

 Kathy Shell, Scott Ostrowski

Kiran Krishna, Mike Marshall

Sara Saxena, Sarah Strand,  Jeff Thomas

Marc Levin, Victor Carreto Vazquez, Stewart Behie

 

Case Study/Lessons Learned I

Hazard Assessment I

Risk Assessement/ LOPA I

Pipelines

10:15AM

Journeys of PSM Implementation at Taiwan FPGWilliam Liao, Formosa Plastics Group

Tsunami as a Credible Hazard – A Case for Safety Mahesh Murthy

Re-Energizing Industry Risk Management and Coordination and Communication Steve Arendt, ABS Group

Analysis of Leak and Explosion from an Underground Pipeline in Kaohsiung, TaiwanJenq-Renn Chen, National Kaohsiung First University of Science & Technology

10:45AM

Employee Participation in Preventing Catastrophic Chemical HazardRick Engler, Chemical Safety Board

Optimizing Fire & Gas Detection Coverage and Layout using 3D mapping tools Akshat Khirwal, IRESC

Institute of Makers of Explosives Safety Analysis for Risk (IMESAFR): A Tolerable Risk Criteria – What Is Safe Enough?Ronald Thomas, Institute of Makers of Explosives

Establishing a Safety Performance System for Pipeline Integrity Sonny Sachdeva, PSRG

 11:15AM

The Gibson Winery Ammonia Fatality: September 21, 2012 – Mike Doering

Study on the Influence Mechanism of Inner Oil to the Impact Resistance of the Fixed-roof Storage Tank against the Explosion Blast Wave Hu Kun, South China University of Technology

Buckets to disaster – Guidance to improve the outcome of critical technical decisionsStewart Behie, Occidental Oil and Gas 

Oil Transportation in Pipelines with the Existence of IceHongfei Xu, University of Tulsa 

         11:45PM           Lunch and Exhibit Hall – Ballroom

 

Explosion Hazards

Safety Culture   

Case Study/ Lessons Learned II

Process Management for Safety II

 1:15PM 

Comparison of Large-Scale Vented Deflagration Tests to CFD Simulations for Partially Congested Enclosures James Kelly Thomas, Baker Risk

Identifying Safety Culture Deficiencies in Facilities with the Potential for High Consequence/Low Probability EventsAlek Hamparian, Kazarians & Associates

Key Lessons from the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Isobutane Release and FireMark Wingard, Chemical Safety Board

Prediction on Emergency Evacuation Orders Using Naïve Bayes Classification and Deep LearningSeungho Jung, Ajou University

 1:45PM 

Containing Hydrogen Deflagrations Mike Schmidt, Bluefield Process Safety

Case Study – Chemical Safety Board

A Case Study: Autocatalytic Behavior and its Consideration for a Chemical Process with General Application to Handling, Shipping, and Reactive Relief DesignDrake Brenton, Dow Chemical Company

Addressing the Challenges of Implementing Safety Instrumented Systems in Multi-Product Batch ProcessesEric Steinhauser, Albemarle 

2:15PM

Storage Tank Overfill Vapor Cloud Explosions – Science, Causes, and PreventionPhilip Myers, PEMY Consulting

A decade of research collaboration on safety climate at Texas A&M UniversityMindy Bergman, Texas A&M University 

Techniques for Improving Operator Response to Abnormal OperationsEloise Roche, SIS-TECH Solutions

How and When do I Validate, Proof Test and Re-Validate my SIS Logic Solver ? Prasad Goteti, Honeywell

         2:45PM            Break and Exhibit Hall (* Door prizes at 3:00pm)- Ballroom

 

Safety Culture II

Risk Assessment/LOPA II

Consequence Analysis I

Human Factors   

 3:15PM

The Future of Process SafetyTrish Kerin, IChemE Safety Centre

A Method to Identify the Chemical Hazards of Tasks Derived from Abnormal Conditions of ProcessesHorng-Jang Liaw, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

Verification and validation of consequence models for accidental releases of toxic or flammable chemicals
to the atmosphere – Henk Witlox, DNV GL

Symbol Designs and Signal Words: Importance in Hazard Statements for ProceduresSarah Thomas, TAMU School of Public Health

 3:45PM

Operator Training Effectiveness with Simulation Based LearningBrent Kedzierski, Shell

Cost-Based Analysis for Risk ReductionDonald DuPont, Jacobs Engineering

Prevention and Mitigation of Accident Scenarios Caused by Floods and Other Natural Events – Valerio Cozzani, University of Bologna

State of Procedures in High Risk, Highly Regulated Processing IndustriesElliott Lander, ATR

 4:15PM

Does your Asset Integrity program ignore your most important Asset?Greg Kiihne, BASF Corporation

Can we verify and intrinsically validate risk assessment results? What progress is being made to increase QRA trustworthiness?Hans Pasman, MKOPSC

Establishing Safety System Requirements for Onshore Facilities Tom Bischoff, Anadarko

Capturing What’s in People’s Heads to Learn from Successes and Failures and Provide Effective Ways ForwardJames Wendelken, Capformance

 4:45PM

Benchmarking Safety Culture Survey Practices in the Chemical Process Industry Stephanie Payne, Texas A&M University

Dynamic Risk Prediction Model for Corrosion Leakage Accidents of Chloride Process Based on Experiment Data of Steel CorrosionChen-yang Li, Nanjing Tech University

Lessons Learned from a Crude Oil Train Derailment – Monir Ahammad, MKOPSC

Improving Barrier Effectiveness using Human Factors MethodsDave Grattan, aeSolutions

     5:15-7:00PM      Cocktail Reception (Door Prizes at 6:00PM) – Ballroom

     5:30-7:30PM      Poster Session – Inside Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25         7:30AM -8:00AM – Continental Breakfast

Oakwood 8:00AM 

Keynote Lecture: Hector L. Rivero, Texas Chemical Council

8:30 AM

Hurricane Harvey Panel – Dr.M. Sam Mannan, Hector Rivero, Valerio Cozzani

9:15 AM

Presentation of Trevor Kletz Merit Award, Harry West Service Award, and the Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Scholarship

Dr. Sam Mannan, Director, MKOPSC

        9:30 AM          Break and Exhibit Hall – Ballroom

 

Track I

Track II

Track III

Track IV

Rooms

 Oakwood
 North/South 40
Brazos
 Mockingbird

 

Chairs:

Chairs:

Chairs: 

Chairs:

Kathy Shell, Scott Ostrowski

Kiran Krishna, Mike Marshall

Sara Saxena, Sarah Strand, Jeff Thomas

Marc Levin, Victor Carreto Vazquez, Stewart Behie

 

Facility Siting

PSM

Hazard Assessment

LNG

10:00AM

“Facility Level” Hazard Analysis Program within Management of ChangeRyan Morton, Anadarko

Functional Safety Management PlanningDenise Chastain-Knight, exida

Demonstrating the effectiveness of non-metallic riser flange covers for diverting leaks and jet fires using computational fluid dynamics Matt Straw, Norton Straw Consultants

Integrating Fire and Explosion Risk Analysis, Fire zones, Fire and Gas Detection, Emergency Shutdown and Blow-down, and Firefighting capabilities in Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) PlantMukundray Dave, Bechtel

10:30AM

Commonly Encountered Problems in the Safety-Focused Design of Capital Projects Phillip Hodge, Baker Risk

Plan to FailAmit Aglave, Fluor

Transient Large-Scale Chlorine Releases in the Jack Rabbit II Field Tests: Rainout Source Data Analysis from Video RecordsTom Spicer, University of Arkansas

Numerical Study of Bund Overtopping after Catastrophic Tank Failures – Bin Zhang, MKOPSC

11:00AM

Is my facility at risk: Understanding the risks associated with low burning velocity compoundsScott Davis, Gexcon US

Instrumentation Adequacy Check for the Debottlenecking Projects and the Impact on Process SafetyYaser ALHawi, SABIC

Improving Leak Detection in Deepwater Multiphase SystemsGraham McVinnie, Shell

Forthcoming Changes in the CSA Z276 LNG Standard Jeff Marx, Quest Consultants

        11:30AM            Lunch and Exhibit Hall- Ballroom

 

Human Factors

Relief Systems

Instrumentation/ Controls

Reactive Chemicals

12:45PM

Process Safety Competence Assurance A.W. Armstrong, Kestrel Management Pankaj Goel, MKOPSC

Impact of the 70% Rule on Interlock DesignRaymond Freeman, S&PP Consulting 

Evaluation of Adiabatic Runaway Reaction and Thermal Decomposition Products of 2-Nitrotoluene – Wen Zhu, MKOPSC 

1:15PM

New Paradigms in Mitigating Unplanned Events Caused by Human ErrorChris Kourliouros, NovaTech

Changes to industry guidance for relief and blowdown system design and the impact on existing infrastructurePaul Frey, PSE Limited

SIL analysis for manufacturers of SIF componentsSonam Kala, Lloyd’s Register

Time Dependent Effects of External Fire on Chemical Reactive Hazards Zubin Kumana, Smith & Burgess

1:45PM

Adapting cause and effects methodology to your Safety instrumented system (SIS) to reduce human errors from engineering, operations and beyondLuis Garcia, Siemens

 

Statistical analysis of site-wide relief systems study and the deficiencies that were identified Neil Prophet, ioMosaic

Resilience and risk analysis of fault-tolerant control design in continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing Zoltan Nagy, Purdue University

Prediction of NH4NO3 thermal decomposition parameters in the presence of two additives using the single additive experimental valuesMaria Papadaki, University of Patras

         2:15PM            Break and Exhibit Hall (*Door Prizes at 2:30PM)- Ballroom

 

Vapour Cloud Explosions

Facility Siting  

OESI

Reactive Chemicals

3:00PM

Incident Management System for a Global CompanyJustin Trice, INEOS

Safety Instrumented Bypass ManagementAmol Deshpande, TOTAL Petrochemicals

Relationship Between Operator Situation Awareness and Physiological States During Complex and Critical Offshore Well Control ScenariosRanjana Mehta, Texas A&M University

Modelling large LNG pool fires on water Steven Betteridge, Shell Global Solutions 

3:30PM

Conceptualizing Multiagency Emergency Management System as Joint Cognitive SystemChangwon Son, MKOPSC

Benefits of a Baseline Hazardous Area Classification Assessment for a Facility with Limited Personnel Resources Jim Johnston, Bath Process Safety Management

Comparison between Kick Occurrences in the Gulf of Mexico and Offshore Norway Elaine Kleiner, BSEE

CFD Modeling of LNG Flammable Vapor Cloud DispersionMaged Ismail, Siemens

4:00PM

Do we really know how to manage risk? Simon Jones, Petrotechnics

Shockwave ArrestedAaron knape, Dynamic Air Shelters

Erosive Life Calculator for Production Choke Valves on Offshore Platforms to Prevent Catastrophic FailureShishir Gaikaiwari, IMI CCI and Rohan Oak, Bechtel 

Identification and local impact analysis of projectile hazard in the LNG industryWimberly Dick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

4:30PM

Engineering Ethics Session (1 hr) – Brazos Room

 6:30PM

Symposium Banquet at Traditions Club- (Ticketed Event)

Buses arrive at 6:00 at the Fountain Entrance

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26        7:30AM -8:00AM – Continental Breakfast

Oakwood 8:00AM 

Keynote Lecture – Jim Blackburn, Blackburn and Associates

        9:30AM           Break and Exhibit Hall

 

Track I

Track II

Track III

Track IV

Rooms

 Oakwood
 North/South 40
Brazos
 Mockingbird

 

Chairs:

Chairs:

Chairs: 

Chairs:

Kathy Shell, Scott Ostrowski

Kiran Krishna, Mike Marshall

Sara Saxena, Sarah Strand, Jeff Thomas

Marc Levin, Victor Carreto Vazquez,Stewart Behie

 

Process Safety Management

PSM

Case Study/Lessons Learned

Facility  Siting

10:00AM

Application of functional safety to electrical power equipment and systems in process industriesJanardhanan Kallambettu and Venkatesh Viswanathan, Bechtel

Reducing Project Lifecycle Cost with an Integrated Safety Lifecycle SuiteKate Hildenbrandt, exida

Use of Combustible Gas Detectors in Safety Instrumented Systems: A Practical Application Case StudySeyi Famuyiro, BASF Corporation

 What API RP 752 Does Not Tell You – But People Will AskJohn Cornwell, Quest Consultants

10:30AM

Exceeding Regulatory Compliance: A Journey Towards Operational ExcellenceTodd Muscroft, Innovatia

Data Driven Risk Based Process Safety – why care, how to get it and how to keep itKeith Lapeyrouse, Process Reliability Solutions 

A Review of the 2012 Reynosa Gas Plant ExplosionNeil Prophet, ioMosaic

Dynamic Response of Vertical Tank Impacted by Blast Fragments in Chemical Industrial ParksGuohua Chen, South China University of Technology

11:00AM

Best Practices for Management of Change (MOC) and Pre Start-Up Safety Reviews (PSSR)Walter Kessler, Dekra Insight/Chilworth Technology

PSM Lite? What process safety management programs are needed at non-PSM sites?Michael Washington, BASF

Should “All” small incidents be investigated? –            Ob Ugwuegbu, PSRG 

Improved Blast Capacity of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings using Coupled CFD and FEA ModelingJames Wesevich, Thornton Thomasetti

11:30AM

A Quantitative Approach for Optimal Alarm IdentificationJoshiba Ariamuthu Venkidasalapathy, MKOPSC

I thought I had the right roadmap for implementing a safety system; help!Simon Lucchini, Fluor Canada

Validation of Safeguard Protection from Potential Building ExplosionJohn Selby, Suncor Energy

Bacterial-Foraging Optimization Algorithm for Non-Hazardous Plant LayoutsDiego Sierra Arcila, Universidad de los Andes

      12:00 Noon – Close (Lunch Boxes available)