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May 2019

Europe’s flagship process safety conference, Hazards29, is upon us once again! This conference, hosted by the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the Mary Kay O’Connor (MKO) Process Safety Center, will be held in Birmingham, UK on May 22 – 24, 2019. BakerRisk experts from around the globe will be presenting papers and chairing conference sessions.

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Roger Stokes, Principal Process Safety Engineer at BakerRisk, will present the highly anticipated third edition of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) book, “Guidelines for Investigating Process Safety Incidents”, which was co-authored by BakerRisk and is scheduled for release in June of 2019. Among the major revisions to this book, some notable updates include methodologies used to investigate process incidents, changing attitudes about investigation focus and practices, technological developments, regulatory agency expectations, and legal rulings regarding admissibility of evidence and expert opinions.

BakerRisk President and Senior Blast Effects Engineer, Quentin Baker, will present the case study titled “Caribbean Petroleum VCE Case History”. The Vapor Cloud Explosion (VCE) that occurred as a result of this incident caused blast damage to both on-site and off-site structures. Fires were ignited at several storage tanks and burned for days.

In support of the Design Engineering session, BakerRisk Senior Process Safety Engineer, Rafael Callejas-Tovar, will present a comparison of building design basis using frequency-consequence exceedance curves versus use of a risk-based approach based on example case studies for explosion, fire, and toxic hazards.

We would love to discuss these and other process safety topics with you!

Visit us and check out our new booth at Stand #15!

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