2018 Symposium Program

2018 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Beyond Regulatory Compliance, Making Safety Second Nature

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23         7:15AM -8:00AM – Registration & Continental Breakfast



The Frank P. Lees Memorial Lecture-Laurie Shelby, EHS Vice-President, Tesla


 In Honor of Dr. M. Sam Mannan

         9:45AM           Break and Exhibit Hall – Ballroom


Track I

Track II

Track III

Track IV


 North/South 40


Chairs: Mike Marshall, Rob Bellair

Chairs: Divya Narayanan, Jim Pettigrew

Chairs:  Jeff Thomas, Stewart Behie

Chairs: Sara Saxena, Camilo Rosas



Process Management for Safety 1


Incident Analysis/Case Histories


First Line Supervisors-A Safety Critical Layer, Hesham K Al-Subait, SABIC

What to Do if PSM/HSE Performance Flattens Out? How to Resume Your Drive to ZERO, Arendt, Steve, ABS


 HAZID to SIL – Challenges in Hazard Identification Impacting SIL of SIF, Aglave, Amit K., Fluor Daniel India Pvt Ltd 

Fire Incidents at Ethylene Oxide Reactors in Ethylene Glycol Plant, Kevin S. H. Hsueh, Formosa Industrial Complex


Evaluating Learning of Process Safety Among Engineering Students, Fatma Ali, Nina, Melbourne School of Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering

Hazard Analysis Study on Vehicle Impact Inside a Chemical Plant, Tseng, Jaime, Formosa

After the HAZOP,A Practical View of Process Hazards, Gregg Kiihne, BASF


Critical Mitigation Element (CME) Methodology:
An Approach to Achieving Consistent Risk Evaluation Results,Behie, Stewart,Occidental Oil and Gas Corp

Changes in IEC 61511 2nd Editio,Paul Gruhn, aeSolutions

Assessment and Analysis of Fuel Storage Terminal Explosion: Consequences and Challenges Ahead, Ravi K. Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Centre for Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management

         11:45PM               Lunch and Exhibit Hall – Ballroom  Competition in NAPCON Operator World Cup Finals



Operational Excellence

Consequence Analysis

Process Safety Knowledge and Education 1


Ocean Energy Safety Institute, The First Five Years, Pettigrew, Jim, OESI

Achieving operational excellence by a robust sustainable safety (process and people) program,- Chris Israni, ERM

The Importance of Properly Determining Consequences of Process Safety Incidents, – Schmidt, Rhonda, Martin, Mason, Phillips 66

Systems-focussed Risk and Process Safety Education, Cameron, Ian, The University Of Queensland School Of Chemical Engineering 


On Telling the Whole Story: Operator Task Performances and Physiological Costs during Complex and
Critical Offshore Drilling,-  Ranjana K. Mehta, Dept of Industrial & Systems Engineering-TAMU

Acting on Information from Small Incidents and Near Misses,-Mike Munsil, PSRG

PHA Guidance for
Correlating H2S Concentrations in Process Streams to Severity
of Adverse Health Outcomes in the Event of a Leak, – Anne Bertelsmann, Marathon Petroleum

Improving the Quality of Undergraduate and Company Interactions in Process Safety, Trish Kerin, IChemE Safety Centre


Biocompatible Herders for Offshore Oil Spill Mitigation,  Zhengdong Cheng, Dali Huang, Texas A&M University

Assessing Operational Excellence, – Ian Sutton, Sutton Technical Books

Evaluating the Transient Radiant Heat Flux Impacts to Occupied Buildings, – Jeffrey D Marx,  Quest Consultants Inc.

Lessons Learned from the Aviation Industry,  Ammar Al Khawaldeh, BASF

         2:15PM            Break and Exhibit Hall (*Door Prizes at 3:00PM) – Ballroom  Competition in NAPCON Operator World Cup Finals


Human Factors 1



Energetic Processes


Measuring expertise acquisition with virtual industrial tasks – Implications for procedure design and use, –  Timothy J. Neville, Texas A&M University Department of Environmental and Occupational Health,
Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

Cyber Security Consideration in Process Hazard Analysis, –  Addie Cormier,SIEMENS AG

CAROL – Robotic Catalyst Removal, Christopher Jansen,  WorleyParsons Group

High Surface Area Oxidation –Calorimetric Determination and Modeling of Solids Oxidation or Oxidation of Organics on High Surface Area Substrates
Brenton L Drake
The Dow Chemical Company


A practical approach to human error – Kyle Wingate, Risktec Solutions Inc.

Addressing the Security Requirements in Functional Safety Standard IEC 61511-1:2016, – Marco Ayala, John Cusimano, aeSolutions

Connecting Process Safety and the Dynamic Frontline,-  Simon Jones, Petrotechnics

Thermal Analysis and Characterization of Polystyrene Initiated by Benzoyl Peroxide, –  Xin Mao, ,Nanjing Tech University, College of Safety Science and Engineering


Representing ‘Work-As-Done (WAD)’ of Communication and Information Flow in an Incident Management Team, Changwon Son, Farzan Sasangohar, S. Camille Peres, Timothy J. Neville, Texas A&M University

Facility Security – Are you Ready, –  Bill Efaw, DOW

Use Process Historian Data to Understand and Assure Barriers,  A.M. Tony Downes, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies

Potential for Hydrogen DDT with Ambient Vaporizers,  J. Kelly Thomas, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc.

     5:00-7:00PM      Cocktail Reception (Door Prizes at 5:45PM) – Ballroom

     5:30-7:30PM      Poster Session – Inside Ballroom Competition in NAPCON Operator World Cup Finals

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24         7:30AM -8:00AM – Continental Breakfast

Oakwood 8:00AM 

Genserik Reniers, Delft Universtiy of Technology

8:45 AM

Presentation of Trevor Kletz Merit Award, Harry West Service Award, & Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Scholarship – Dr. Jim Holste, MKOPSC

        9:00 AM          Break and Exhibit Hall – Ballroom


Track I

Track II

Track III

Track IV


 North/South 40


Chairs: Mike Marshall, Rob Bellair

Chairs: Jim Pettigrew, Phillip Hodge

Chairs: Jeff Thomas, Stewart Behie

Chairs: Sara Saxena, Camilo Rosas





Explosions and Fire Protection


Quantitative Risk Calculations for a U.S. DOT
Natural Gas Pipeline Using Population Classifications, – John B. Cornwell, Quest Consultants Inc.

Team Cognition for Coordinated Decision-Making during Hurricane Harvey: A Case Study from Interviews with Responding Commanders, – Jukrin  Moon, Texas A&M University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Experimental research on the decontamination effect of aqueous solutions containing organic acids on the release of ammonia within confined space, –  Xuhai Pan, Nanjing Tech University, College of Safety Science and Engineering, Nanjing

Heat transfer modeling of high expansion foam application for vapor risk mitigation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Spill, Pratik Krishnan, Bin Zhang, Salma Akhter, M. Sam Mannan*, Texas A&M University


Managing the Risk of Organizational Incidents, – Brian Dickson,University of Strathclyde

Assessment and Mitigation of Natech events caused by floods, – Valerio Cozzani, Alessio Misuri, Alessio,Vivarelli, Simone
University of Bologna LISES – DICAM

Numerical Modelling for Effect of Water Curtain in Mitigating Toxic Gas Release, – Dong Seok Min, Eui-young Oh, and Seungho Jung
Department of Environmental and Safety Engineering, Ajou University Suwon, Republic of Korea

Experimental and Computational Study of the Dispersion and Combustion of Wheat Starch and Carbon-Black Particles during the Standard 20L Sphere Test, –  Pico Paula and Jose Serrano, Universidad de los Andes


Common Bow Tie Errors and How the CCPS Concept Book Rectifies,  Tatiana Norman ,DNV GL

CCP game: A Game Theoretical Model for Improving the Scheduling of Chemical Cluster Patrolling, – Laobing Zhang,  Safety and Security Science Group Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TUDelft

Risk Based Process Safety for Semiconductor Fabrication Operations, Steve Hawkins & Chris Israni, ERM Midwest & ERM Gulf

A Risk-based Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), – Fuman  Zhao, PSRG, Inc.


Risk Based Inspection   What Huntsman has learned in 10 years, –Scott Develle, Huntsman

The Safety Triad: A Robust Emergency Planning and Preparedness System for NaTech Events Noor Quddus, Nilesh Ade, Mazdak Mina, and M. Sam Mannan, MKOPSC Transient Large-Scale Chlorine Releases in the Jack Rabbit II Field Tests: Estimates of the Airborne Mass Rate for Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling, Tom Spicer,  University of Arkansas

Advanced Fire Integrity Analysis and PFP Optimization Method for Petrochemical Facilities,  Necip Onder Akinci, Atkins

        11:45AM            Lunch and Exhibit Hall- Ballroom Competition in NAPCON Operator World Cup Finals



Hazard Analysis

Human Factors 2



Considering Multiple Initiating Events in a LOPA- – Denise Chastain-Knight
Loren Stewart, Exida
Designing Effective Emergency Response Plans: Lessons Learned from Investigating Two Major Incidents, Scott  GexCon

Integrating Human Factors Concepts into Improving Risk Management and Safety Performance, –Philip Grossweiler, M&H Energy Services 

Developing Safety Culture in an Undergraduate Chemical Process Safety Course, – David W. Murhammer, The University of Iowa -Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 


Evolutionary Themes from ISA 84 to ISA 61511, – Eloise Roche,  SIS-TECH Solutions, LP


 Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Heat Flux from Large LPG Pool Fires, Qingsheng Wang, Hang Yi, Oklahoma State University

Procedural Performance: Possible Costs of Time Pressure, Shift Change, and Task Complexity, –Peres, S. Camille, TAMU Environmental & Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Human Systems Engineering Research,MKOPSC

Process Safety Academy (PSA) for First Line Supervisors, Hesham K Al-Subait, SABIC


Process Safety Time Analysis for Upstream Facilities, Anupa Beharrysingh,  Manuel Herndandez, Cameron Maher, Fluor

Does a HAZOP reveal to us all the hazards we need to know, or are we overlooking serious threats? Sunhwa Park, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

Risk Management in Human Spaceflight, Nancy Currie-Gregg, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University

Flipping the assessment model: Teaching and assessing ‘things that matter, – Christopher Liburne, UQ R!SK Research Group School of Chemical Engineering

         2:15PM            Break and Exhibit Hall (*Door Prizes at 3:00PM)- Ballroom Competition in NAPCON Operator World Cup Finals


Consequence Analysis 2

Offshore 2

Nextgen 2

Energetic Processes


Successful Implementation of Hazards and Effects Management System in Capital Project, –  Divya Narayanan, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc.

Distinguishing Offshore Drilling Safety Improvement Through Engineered New Technologies versus Mandates & BAST – MPD Example,- Robert M. Pilko, Blade Energy Partners

Multi-level hazard identification and representation via knowledge based systems, Ian Cameron, The University of Queensland – School of Chemical Engineering

Inherent Safer Design for Chemical Process of 1,4-dioldiacetate-2-butene Oxidized by Ozone,  Min Hua, Nanjing Tech University College of Safety Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University


Sizing Rupture Disk Vent Line Systems for High-velocity Gas Flows, – Mondie K. Mutegi, CSE-Institute

A novel approach for offshore procedure design and analysis using machine learning, Nilesh Ade, Camille Peres,  Anthony McDonald, Quddus, M.Sam Mannan, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center 

An intelligent video fire detection approach based on object detection technology, –  Hao Wu, Tsinghua University State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing

Identifying autocatalytic decomposition reactions using model-free kinetics for process safety, Han Xia, Eli Lilly and Company


Development of a Company-Specific Consequence Severity Model to Improve Efficiency and Consistency in PHAs, – Sam Aigen and  Rich Santo, AcuTech Consulting Group

Dropped Object Risk Assessment for Fixed Offshore Platforms, –  Ali Sari, Omega Advanced Engineering and Risk Consulting

A refreshing take: analysing accident scenarios through causal network topology metrics,  Hans J. Pasman, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

Deficiencies Frequently Encountered in the Promotion of Process Safety Information, Horng-Jang Liaw,  National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology – Department of Safety, Health, and Environmental Engineering


Engineering Ethics Session (1 hr) – Brazos Room


Symposium Banquet at Miramont Country Club – (Ticketed Event)

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

Oakwood 8:00AM 

Keynote Lecture –  Jenq-Renn Chen, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

8:45 AM

Symposium Program Announcements

        9:00AM           Break and Exhibit Hall


Track I

Track II

Track III

Track IV


 North/South 40






Phillip Hodge, Mike Marshall

Divya Narayanan, Jeff Marx

Jeff Thomas, Mark Slezak

Sara Saxena, Camilo Rosas


Process Management for Safety 3

Consequence Analysis 3

Nextgen Big Data

Offshore 3


Process Safety Fundamentals – Making Process Safety ‘Real’ in the Field, Graham McVinnie, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Hazard Mapping Case Study on a Compressor House, – William Pittman, Micropack Detection

Analytics and Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning for Anomaly Detection – A case study from the financial sector with application to process safety,  Arul Livingstone, Nnamdi Orakwue and Franz Hiebert, Cocolevio LLC The Gulf Research Program’s Initiative for Safer Offshore Operations,  Kelly Oskvig, Gulf Research Program (NASEM)


Evergreening – Managing risk in the face of constant change,  Alysson Ferriera, SIEMENS AG

Enclosed Process Bay Vented Blast Loads and Impacts on Near-by Occupied Buildings, – Mark Whitney, ABS Consulting
Advanced Engineering Division 

Multi-Objective Stochastic Optimization for Preventive Maintenance Planning
Christopher Gordon

How a Small E&P Company Manages SEMS(Safety and Environmental Management Systems) On Large Deepwater Drilling Operations, Charlie Culver, LLOG Exploration


Lifecycle Management of Risks with a Hazards Register, Jack Chosnek, KnowledgeOne LLC

Development of Empirical Method to Calculate Natural Gas Pipelines Rupture Exposure Radius, Arafat Aloqaily, Aramco

A Framework of Hazard Identification of Complex Systems
Mengxi Yu

WellSafe Initiative, Jeff Smith
Robert Hinojosa, Chevron


The Application of Bowties for a Robust PSM Program, –  Marisa Pierce, DNV,GL

Steam Drum Level Measurement Compensation through the use of Constant Head Chamber with Dynamic Compensation, Lianwei Zhong,  Chevron Phillips LLP

Machine Learning, Cognitive Modeling, and Process Safety
S. Camille Peres
Environmental & Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Human Systems Engineering Research, MKOPSC
Developing Leading Indicators Framework for Predicting Kicks and Preventing Blowouts,  Nafiz Tamim,  Delphine Laboureur, A. Rashid Hasan,M. Sam Mannan, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

      12:00 Noon – End of Symposium, Boxed Lunches served. NAPCON Operator World Cup Finals and Award Ceremony