Process Safety Across the Chemical Engineering Curriculum

Initiative Led by Professor H. Scott Fogler

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Abbreviated CCPS Safety Beacon Archive

Introduction: Below is an abbreviated compilation of Safety Beacon Articles from CCPS. They have been categorized by relevance to each course.

Material and Energy Balances

Liquefied Gases
  • Date: December 2017
Still Overflowing Tanks!
  • Date: February 2016
Mixing Incompatible Materials in Storage Tanks
  • Date: February 2017
Hazards of High Oxygen Concentration
  • Date: January 2017

Thermodynamics

Vulnerable Piping
  • Date: August 2017
Water, Water Everywhere...
  • Date: October 2015
Are You Sure that Vessel is Empty?
  • Date: April 2017
Liquefied Gases
  • Date: December 2017
...But the Temperature was Below the Flash Point!
  • Date: March 2017

Fluid Mechanics

Incident Investigation of a Steam Pipe Failure
  • Date: June 2017
Hydrate Hazards
  • Date: January 2016
Management of Change
  • Date: July 2017

Heat and Mass Transfer

Are You Sure that Vessel is Empty?
  • Date: April 2017
Fire Cause By Hose Repaired with Duct Tape!
  • Date: July 2007

Separations

Accumulation of Small Changes Leads to an Explosion
  • Date: November 2018
What if Your Process is Acting Differently?
  • Date: November 2018
Hazards of High Oxygen Concentration
  • Date: January 2017

Chemical Reaction Engineering

Can Overcooling a Reactor Cause a Runaway Reaction?
  • Date: July 2018
Corroded Tanks!
  • Date: May 2017
Mixing Incompatible Materials in Storage Tanks
  • Date: February 2017
Runaway Reactions Caused by Contamination
  • Date: February 2018
Reporting and Investigating near Misses
  • Date: March 2018
Overcooling Results in Runaway Reaction
  • Date: July 2018
What If Your Agitator Fails?
  • Date: August 2018

Process Control

Conduct of Operations
  • Date: June 2015
Details Matter in Process Safety!
  • Date: March 2015
Purged Enclosures in Hazardous Areas
  • Date: November 2017
Runaway Reactions Caused by Contamination
  • Date: February 2018

Other Relevant Articles

Vulnerable Piping
  • Date: August 2017
Haste Makes Waste!
  • Date: September 2017
Are Your Alarms Alarming?
  • Date: October 2017
Purged Enclosures in Hazardous Areas
  • Date: November 2017
Could Your Plant be Impacted by a Natural Disaster?
  • Date: January 2018
Reporting and Investigating near Misses
  • Date: March 2018
Maintain a Sense of Vulnerability
  • Date: April 2018