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March 2023

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is hosting its highly anticipated Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety in Houston, Texas from March 12-16th, 2023. This conference is a premier event for professionals in the chemical engineering and process safety industries around the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in technical sessions, keynote presentations, workshops, and networking events, all designed to promote the latest research and developments in process safety, emerging technologies, and the future of the chemical engineering profession.

Banner for 2023 AIChE Spring Meeting and 19th GCPS

The 2023 AIChE Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety will feature technical presentations from a diverse group of industry leaders and experts, which, according to aiche.org, will include loss prevention topics such as:

• facility siting,
• emergency planning and response,
• risk assessment,
• explosion prevention,
• fire protection,
• safety systems,
• mitigation technologies,
• hydrogen safety,
• and more.

In addition to the technical program, attendees will have access to several networking opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all over the world. The conference also includes an extensive exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services from leading companies in the industry.

Learn with BakerRisk at the Conference

BakerRisk is pleased to present a variety of timely process safety topics at the AIChE Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety to share cutting-edge research, lessons, and applications for professionals. Our presenters look forward to these opportunities for attendees to not only listen into these presentations but also discuss their concerns or questions directly with us. Scroll below to view our agenda of presentations and be prepared to bring your questions!

Session Co-Chair Kristen Graham and presenter Roshan Sebastian of BakerRisk at the 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting and 18th GCPS.

Session Co-Chair Kristen Graham and presenter Roshan Sebastian of BakerRisk at the 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting and 18th GCPS.

Additionally, BakerRisk will have a joint exhibit booth with FORTRESS Protective Buildings, (Booth #200), which will allow attendees to discuss timely process safety challenges and topics with our team while also learning how protective buildings can impact the success of organizations’ process safety programs. The FORTRESS team will be available to discuss why and how BakerRisk designed and tested the FORTRESS building solution for protection from major hazards, which many attendees are challenged with, and to help attendees consider which protective building options may be best for their facilities.

BakerRisk and FORTRESS Protective Buildings teams exhibiting at the 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting and 18th GCPS

BakerRisk and FORTRESS Protective Buildings teams exhibiting at the 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting and 18th GCPS.

We look forward to meeting with peers, clients, and industry professionals at this highly anticipated annual conference! Contact us to get the conversation started on our presentation topics below, or to discuss other process safety related topics.

BakerRisk technical program topics for the 2023 AIChE Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety

Monday, March 13, 2023

57th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium (LPS)

  • 1:30 PM

Session: Facility Siting, Consequence Analysis, and Risk Assessment II

“Building Design and Selection for Protection of Critical Assets” 

Presented by Karen Vilas, BakerRisk Principal Process Safety Consultant and FORTRESS Protective Buildings President.

 

Karen Vilas, BakerRisk Process Safety Consultant and FORTRESS Protective Buildings President

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

57th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium (LPS)

  • 8:30 AM

Session: Fires, Explosions, Combustible Dust, and Chemical Reactivity I

“What to Consider When Constructing Buildings in Classified Areas”

Presented by Stuart Powell, BakerRisk Project 2 Process Safety Consultant.

Stuart Powell, BakerRisk Project 2 Process Safety Consultant.

  • 2:30 PM

Session: Hydrogen Safety

“Very-Lean Hydrogen Vapor Cloud Explosion Testing”

Presented by Darren Malik, BakerRisk General Manager of Testing, Principal Blast Effects Engineer.

Darren Malik, BakerRisk Testing Operations General Manager.

Registration for the 2023 AIChE Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety is available through the conference website: www.aiche.org/spring.

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