14th Global Congress on Process Safety

Location: Orlando, FL
Address: 8701 World Center Dr.


Join ioKinetic at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, presented by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS®) and the AIChE® Safety & Health Division. This is the world's largest gathering of process safety experts, covering the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.


Conference Highlights

Take a look at what's in store for you at the conference:

  • 52nd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium (LPS)
  • 33rd Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference
  • 20th Process Plant Safety Symposium (PPSS)
  • 7th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSMM)
  • Forum Process Safety Spotlights
  • Perspectives on Process Safety from Around the World



The ioKinetic team will be presenting three different sessions:

Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 11:30 AM Pressure Relief Sizing Using Area to Charge Scaling Method and Automatic Pressure Tracking
Several vent sizing methodologies have been developed and presented in “The Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) Project Manual”. These include analytical, experimental, and computational methods using bench-scale apparatus. This paper discusses a direct scale-up technique for sizing pressure relief systems under thermal runaway conditions of reactive systems. The study utilizes direct empirical scaling of experimental data obtained from an instrument with very low thermal inertia. The technique applies an automatic pressure tracking adiabatic calorimeter (APTAC) to conduct tests with different vent areas to reflect actual process designs. Applicability to various flow regimes will be discussed. An example pressure relief sizing for maleic anhydride will be presented.

Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - Pressure Relief Design for Reactive Systems
Pressure relief design for reactive systems requires a different way of thinking than standard non-reactive designs. Reactive systems are in a constant state of flux: compositions, mixture properties, temperatures, and pressures are all changing throughout the relief event. Being able to safely vent a reactive system requires careful consideration of the mixture properties before reaction, the pressure and temperature rates during the reaction, and the mixture properties after reaction. To understand how these system properties, effect the sizing of pressure relief systems requires careful experimentation, analysis and scale-up application. This presentation will introduce a model-based approach to reactive pressure relief system design. In this approach, we show how the vapor-liquid equilibrium of the reactants and the products are matched to assure that pressure is predicted throughout the temperature and pressure range of the relief event. An example sizing case will be presented.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @1:30 PM - How to Conduct a Dust Hazards Analysis
Dust hazards analyses (DHAs) are required to be completed by September 2018 for all existing facilities, per NFPA 652. This presentation will compare and contrast the similarities and differences between chemical process hazard analysis and dust hazards analysis. It will discuss the basic dust characteristics and how to apply the information during the DHA. It will provide methodologies for conducting DHAs that will make the most efficient use of team time. Potential ignition sources to be considered during the DHA will be presented. An explanation of dust hazard assessment, how it differs from DHA, and how it can be utilized during the process will be provided. Application of a typical risk-ranking matrix approach to prioritizing recommendations will also be demonstrated. The attendee will leave with an understanding of what information is needed before undertaking a DHA, what tools are needed to successfully complete a DHA, and what to expect after the DHA is complete.