Webinar Topic List
Learning from Incidents: Styrene Leak at Vizag
by High Power Committee Investigator
2nd September 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Dr. Venkateswara Rao Kamireddi
Academic Advisor for Petroleum Courses at Jawahalal Nehru Technological University Kakinada,
One of the Technical Committee members appointed by High Power Committee to investigate Styrene Leak, LG Polymers.
This webinar encompasses process description, review of Process Safety Information (PSI), review of best practices for styrene monomer handling and storage, incident description and timeline of events, identification of root cause and in-depth analysis.
Webinar is now available on demand
Kaypear would like to Thank the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Prof K V Rao for publishing of this material.
Overpressure Hazard Identification and Relief System Calculation Strategies
9th September 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Mr. Amit Bansal
Asia Engineering Manager, Curtiss-Wright Industrial Group
This webinar will provide necessary knowledge about identifying overpressure scenarios, definition of relief system terminology, common cause scenarios, and simplified methods for overpressure calculations
Process Hazard Analysis - Enabler to Risk Based Decisions Through Facility Life Cycle
16th September 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Ms. Prashanti Bhupathi
Senior Lead, Major Accident Risk, Reliance Industries Ltd
The webinar will highlight the importance of a quality PHA as it lends itself to a successful Risk Based Process Safety Program. Case studies show that unrecognized hazards and improper PHA techniques lead to catastrophic results. Session will also cover success stories along with customizable tools, where PHA's were effectively applied in risk-based decisions throughout the lifecycle of the facility.
Reactive Hazards Mitigation
23rd September 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Mr. M K Karthikeyan
Process Engineering Manager
Reactive Overpressure Protection Expert, Dow Chemical
The webinar will provide background on previous reactive chemical incidents and its impacts, basic definitions and terminologies used in reaction kinetics and common reactive scenarios in process systems. The session will focus on identification of reactive hazards in the process systems, and also cover selection of proper mitigation strategies to minimize the reaction hazards with a couple of examples. The author has provided an extended abstract that can be obtained by clicking here.
Importance of LIVE Process Hazard Analysis Status and Case Studies on Deviations
7th October 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Ms. Geetali Thakur
Deccan Fine Chemicals.
The webinar will emphasis the importance of LIVE PHA and will further discuss the linked documents that are required to be LIVE during the lifecycle of the operations.
Interesting Case studies related to deviations will be deliberated to discuss on how it could lead to significant incidents and how these could be avoided.
Layer Of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
14th October 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Mr. Chaitanya Gottimukkala
The webinar introduces the attendee to the concept of Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and its application. LOPA is a semi-quantitative risk assessment tool to evaluate the effectiveness and adequacy of the protection layers to manage the risk from an identified scenario. It is also used to determine the target Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF). The scenarios requiring LOPA are identified from a previous Process Hazard Analysis (HAZOP or similar) study. Additionally, this webinar will cover a worked-out example on the application of LOPA methodology for an identified scenario.
Back to Basics: What You Need to Know About Dispersion Modelling
21st October 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Dr. Prankul Middha
Principal Consultant, Director
CFD Modelling Expert,
Adjunct Professor IIT-Delhi
The webinar will discuss various parameters that influence the dispersion of the flammable/toxic gases following a release. This includes density, temperature, ventilation conditions, process stream, etc. Various modelling techniques will be discussed, including both simplified methods involving the use of integral models as well as more advanced techniques such as those based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Discharge modelling will also be included in the seminar as that is important to determine accurate source terms for the subsequent dispersion modelling. We will discuss why CFD techniques are the most appropriate for such applications, especially in the complex process facilities. The measures of gas cloud sizes used for risk analyses will also be covered.
Implementing Asset Management Process to improve reliability and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
28th October 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Mr. Ramesh Gulati
Asset Management and Reliability Specialist,
Jacobs' Asset Management Group,
Asset performance is essential in a plant/factor to deliver value for any organization and in the past, we have focused on optimizing maintenance to reduce failures and reduce costs. However, in the last few years, we have learned that asset performance depends a lot more on other asset lifecycle phases, including how assets are designed, built, installed, commissioned, and operated. This paper discusses the asset lifecycle and the impact of design, procure, installation, commissioning, and operations and maintenance (O&M) phases on total lifecycle costs. It has been documented at many organizations that errors and omissions introduced during the design, build, and installation phases can increase both failure rates and O&M costs, thereby increasing total asset ownership costs. This webinar designed to help us understand how to avoid costly mistakes and reduce the total cost of ownership (TOC)
Human Factors in Barrier Thinking and Bowtie Analysis
4th November 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM IST (GMT+5.30 hrs)
Prof. Ron McLeod
Independent Human Factors Consultant,
Ron McLeod Ltd,
The webinar will contrast two recently completed Bowtie studies: one facilitated for an oil and gas service company through a face-to-face workshop immediately before lockdown restrictions came into force in Europe; the other carried out in the rail industry using virtual meeting arrangements during lockdown While it required a different way of working, the depth and quality of the virtual analysis turned out to be significantly better than the analysis facilitated face-to-face.