CLIENT HOSTED SEMINARS
PROCESS SAFETY LESSONS LEARNED
(A typical 3-day course outline.)
An analysis of refinery and chemical plant fires and
explosions by Norm Lieberman. Norm was directly involved in
the investigation of each incident. Intended for operating personnel
and unit engineers.
FCU fractionator blown off its foundation, falls on control
Isobutane cloud detonates. Source is reflux drum on alky
By-passing trips on incinerator causes asphalt tank to
blow-up. Three killed.
Failure of a C3-C4 liquid amine H2S extractor kills 17
in emergency response team.
Oxygen enrichment on FCU melts regenerator cyclones and
burns thru steam coils.
Contractor killed by runaway turbine drive pump.
Sulfur plant reactor failure due to broken thermowell.
Sulfur plant incinerator stack falls over due to after-burn.
Delayed coker structure destroyed due to valve problems.
Visbreaker destroyed. Suction screen on pump is origin
Benzene-Toulene splitter explosion during turnaround.
Operator dies while responding to level alarm on acid
gas K.O. drum.
Hydrotreater reactor destroyed. Excessive heat of reaction
while unit shut-down.
Three contractors asphyxiated by N2 blanket in reactor
Light hydrocarbons in sewer cause fatalities.
Bottom of coke drum blows out burning asphalt after power
failure. Four killed.
Freeze-up results in fire fatality on alkylation unit.
Air accumulation blows-up mercaptain sweetener.
Contractor burned on H2 SO4 regeneration plant.
Field testing alarms and trips.
Danger of Carbon Steel Spool Pieces
Beware of Temporary Pipe Clamps
Ideas For Safer Engineering
More About This Seminar
The key to safety in process plants is close cooperation between
operators and engineering. This is the premise of our seminar.
Unit engineers and experienced plant operators must alert management
that potential safety problems are developing. This seminar
reviews 22 incidents, when this did not happen.
Your presenter, Norm Lieberman, was directly involved in the
investigation resulting from these incidents.
On occasion, Norm was directly involved in causing the incident.
This is your opportunity to learn from other peoples errors:
Those who do not study history, are condemned to repeat
The seminar is intended for process personnel and plant operators,
as well as plant safety coordinators.
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