Chilworth Process Safety Academy

  • Training & education for professionals in the Process Industries



    By sharing our expertise through courses, webinars and e-learning we provide you with the means to achieve excellence in all aspects of Process Safety and its Management.
  • Upcoming Training

    Webinar Overview

    A common activity in batch operations in pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturing is the charging of powders into a solvent-rich solution.  In many cases, the vapors above the solution are flammable and a flash-fire and or explosion hazard exists.  The vessel headspace often contains an easily ignited vapor/air atmosphere.  Even if the vessel is inerted with a gas such as nitrogen, if the vessel is opened, vapors will be released and a flash-fire hazard will exist in the area immediately around the manhole.

    Available Spaces: 318

    PHA Training for Review of Energetic Materials (3 Day)

    September 15, 2015 to September 17, 2015

    Price: $1675.00

    INTRODUCTION TO EXPLOSIVE (ENERGETIC) MATERIALS AND HAZARDS

    This course introduces energetic materials and their hazards.  Attendees will learn about the sources and types of explosive events, types of explosives, and explosive classification systems.  Attendees will also be introduced to regulations, protection methods, and industry practices designed to avoid obvious and hidden explosion hazards.  Photos and videos will illustrate the concepts and principles presented.

    INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT (PSM) FOR ENERGETIC PROCESSES

    This course introduces the concept of PSM for energetic materials and processes and will discuss the fundamental differences between “energetic materials’” process safety and process safety related to other processes/materials.  The 14 elements of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) will be reviewed as well as their contribution to improved process safety.  A critical element of PSM is the Process Hazards Analysis (PHA), and the course will discuss the concepts of the PHA team, why PHA is important, and how to build and manage a team to perform and track PHA recommendations.  Also included in the course will be several role playing exercises and a team look at a PHA for an energetic process.

    INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS HAZARDS ANALYSIS (PHA) FOR ENERGETIC MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

    This course is designed for those who need to use or understand Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) tools and the variety of techniques and tools that a PHA facilitator requires when performing a PHA.  The tools and techniques of choice will depend on the complexity of the process, the frequency and severity of potential failure modes and consequences.  The course will present both qualitative and quantitative analysis methods including PHA analysis techniques of What-If, HAZOP, FMEA, Fault-Tree and Logic Tree. Attendees will also learn how process and material data is used in PHA to determine safety margins, probability of an event, etc.  While the principles taught will be applicable to any hazardous process, the focus and examples will be for energetic materials.

    Available Spaces: 999

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    Course Design and Objectives

    This course introduces energetic materials and their hazards.  Attendees will learn about the sources and types of explosive events, types of explosives and explosive classification systems.   Attendees will also be introduced to regulations, protection methods, and industry practices designed to avoid obvious and hidden explosion hazards.  Photos and videos will illustrate the concepts and principles presented.

    Available Spaces: 999

    This course introduces the concept of PSM for energetic materials and processes and will discuss the fundamental differences between “energetic materials’” process safety and process safety related to other processes/materials. The 14 elements of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) will be reviewed as well as their contribution to improved process safety. A critical element of PSM is the Process Hazards Analysis (PHA), and the course will discuss the concepts of the PHA team, why PHA is important, and how to build and manage a team to perform and track PHA recommendations. Also included in the course will be several role playing exercises and a team look at a PHA for an energetic process.

    Available Spaces: 999


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