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

    There are five NFPA standards that provide requirements for prevention of fires and explosions where combustible dusts are present.  These standards require the preparation of a written housekeeping plan that is designed to ensure that accumulated dust inside of the plant will not present either a flash fire or explosion hazard.  This webinar will discuss the elements of what needs to be addressed in a housekeeping program, including strategies to determine if a flash fire or explosion hazard exists, establishment of a threshold dust/mass accumulation level that will trigger clean-up, cleaning frequencies and recommended for safe cleaning.

    Available Spaces: 248

    Webinar Overview

    The new NFPA 652 will be coming into effect very shortly with certain mandatory requirements for the management of the fires, flash fire, and explosion hazards posed by combustible dusts.  Although this standard provides some flexibility in approaches for ensuring the safety of the occupants, facility, processes, and equipment, some of the requirements must be compiled with retroactively.

    With over 25 year of experience in conducting thousands of dust hazard assessment and control studies for our clients around the world, we have designed this webinar to help you better understand the applicability of this new standard and make the compliance with its requirements manageable and practical.

    Available Spaces: 480

    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: 336

    PHA Training for Review of Energetic Materials (3 Day)

    September 15, 2015 to September 17, 2015

    Price: $1675.00


    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.


    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.


    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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