CHEMICAL HAZARDS ASSESSMENT AND THE PREVENTION OF RUNAWAY REACTIONS (DAY 1) AND DESIGN OF SAFETY RELIEF SYSTEMS (DAY 2)

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COURSE DESIGN AND OBJECTIVES

This 2 day course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development followed by introduction to emergency relief device sizing for runaway reactions.

On Day 1 attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Day 2 of the course is designed to cover the major aspects of safety relief systems sizing for single and multi-phase flow arising from loss of control of an exothermic chemical process. The course concentrates on the quantification and sizing of emergency vent systems for runaway reactions using experimental data derived from laboratory investigations. Emphasis is on the identification of the failure scenario and application of the appropriate calculation techniques required to arrive at correct system dimensions.

Problem solving sessions are included throughout the course.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course will benefit attendees from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and job responsibilities including chemical engineers, process engineers/scientists, plant/process safety/risk managers, facilities managers and others who need to understand the risks and hazards that can lead to accidents, injuries, property damage and business interruptions to the plant. Those who review technical reports on relief sizing for runaway reactions will gain a basic understanding of the data to enable competent review.

CEUs: 1.2

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On Day 1, the course will teach attendees how to assess chemical reactivity through:

  • Use of Chemical Engineering principles to study the potential runaway reactions for storage and reactor risk assessments
  • Small-scale studies
  • Performing risk analysis of chemical processes
  • Development of inherently safer processes

On Day 2, participants will learn about the principles of Emergency Relief System Design for Reactive Systems:

  • Learn how to identify credible relief scenarios
  • Gain an understanding of how the worst credible relieving scenario is determined
  • Review the principles of emergency relief systems for runaway reaction
  • Understand how vapor, gassy and hybrid relief types are determined
  • Gain an understanding of the DIERS methodology for evaluating relief requirements, determine the required relief size, determining relieving capacity of existing systems, all for single and two-phase flow regimes.

COURSE OUTLINE

DAY 1 - CHEMICAL HAZARDS ASSESSMENT AND THE PREVENTION OF RUNAWAY REACTIONS

  • Introduction to Chemical Reactivity Hazards
  • Where Hazards Arise
  • Chemical Reaction Hazard (CRH) Assessment Strategy
  • Fundamental Principles of Scale-up and Reaction Runaway
  • Identification of Highly Energetic Materials
  • Reactive Chemical Thermal Stability Assessment Techniques
  • Reaction Characterization through Reaction Calorimetry
  • What Happens When Control Is Lost - Characterization of Thermal Runaway Reaction through Adiabatic Calorimetry
  • Safety Measure Selection

Workshops

  • A process failure condition with a diazo compound
  • Putting it into practice - data interpretation

Q&A/Group Discussion

Quiz

Course Evaluation Feedback Form

DAY 2 - DESIGN OF SAFETY RELIEF SYSTEMS

  • Introduction
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Relief Devices
  • Introduction to DIERS Methodology
  • Experimental Testing for Relief Design
  • Relief Device Design Using DIERS Methodology
  • Special Cases

Workshops

  • Hazard Identification and Venting
  • Runaway Reaction Venting

Q&A/Group Discussion

Quiz

Course Evaluation Feedback Form

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October 18-19, 2018Las Vegas, NV$995
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