Joan Schork

Joan Schork

Air Separation Process and Safety

Joan Schork has over 30 years of experience in the Industrial Gases and Chemicals industries.  She has held technical and management positions in Process Safety, Design Engineering, R&D, Gas Plant Operations, and Chemical Manufacturing.  This broad experience base provides valuable perspective in the identification of process hazards, the investigation of safety incidents, and the development of practical solutions to complex problems.  Areas of expertise include cryogenic and adsorbent-based air separation processes, the hydrogen/carbon monoxide (HyCO) process and safety related to: Oand other strong oxidizers, fluorine-containing compounds, toxic, flammable and asphyxiant gases, transport and storage of liquefied gases, venting of dense gases, and gas pipelines.


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Changes in Facility Siting Standards: API 752, 753, & 756

In industries where the daily risks of potentially catastrophic events, such as vapor cloud explosions, are a constant concern, there’s no room for compromise – inherently safer design principles, effective hazard identifications and analyses, and adherence to up-to-date industry standards aren’t just important, they’re essential. Since its establishment in 1919, the American Petroleum Institute (API)…