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

    Course Design and Objectives

    All items of chemical and processing plants are designed for a particular envelope of operating conditions.  In particular, mechanical design will have been conducted to certain pressure and temperature parameters.  Exceeding those design parameters can lead to catastrophic mechanical failure and cause:

    • loss of containment of toxic, flammable or corrosive materials, with potential secondary consequences resulting in injury or loss of life
    • mechanical damage from projectiles, also having safety implications
    • environmental damage
    • asset loss, economic penalties and loss of public confidence

    Available Spaces: 999

    Webinar Overview

    Ammonia due to its vaporization properties has been used as a refrigerant since the late 19th century.  Ammonia has three distinct advantages: cheap, naturally occurring and its typically 15-20% more efficient than other refrigerants.  Its negative sides is its toxicity and at the right concentrations can be explosive.  Therefore, the proper handling and safety precautions as set forth by governing bodies OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers), and the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), should be taken when utilizing ammonia as a refrigerant system.

    Available Spaces: 20

    Webinar Overview

    New refrigerant blends are developed to replace the existing refrigerants that are being phased out from the market.  The new blends to be marketable in US need to have an ASHRAE Standard 34 approved R number ensuring that the blend went through a rigorous process of testing and was assigned a safety classification.

    Available Spaces: 66

    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: 0

    Latest News

    Chilworth to make India a major hub for process safety

    Chilworth Technology, a global provider of process safety consulting, training, and laboratory testing services and part of the 2.5 billion-euro German major Dekra, is planning to make India a major hub in its international operations. Chilworth has already opened three offices in India at Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi, employing 35 process safety experts. It is […]

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