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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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Prevent Formation of Ignitable Mixtures

A variety of techniques can preclude fire and explosion hazards Many chemical makers use flammable and combustible liquids and, thus, face a serious risk of a fire or explosion during the handling, processing and storage of these liquids. If containment is lost, then, depending upon the quantity released, local ventilation or draft conditions, ambient temperature […]

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An easy method to design gas/vapor relief system with rupture disk

Tank discharge gas/vapor flow problems are frequently encountered in both practice and design. To perform this type of design calculation, the first step is to identify whether the flow is choked or not through a trial-and-error solution of an equation for adiabatic flow with friction from a reservoir through a pipe. Developing a direct method […]

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The Chemical Engineer publishes Chilworth’s article on Proposed Changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard

Recent major incidents in the US have led to an increased awareness of safety issues related to the chemicals industry. So much so, that in tce 874, Chemical Safety Board (CSB) chair Rafael Moure-Eraso described the US as being in “the midst of a chemicals industry safety crisis right now”, and called for an “urgent […]

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