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Chilworth has thousands of hours of experience in process safety and over the years has developed a range of specialist courses. Our aim is to assist companies in developing and promoting and understanding of hazard awareness in their workforce as well as providing detailed technical knowledge on hazard and risk assessment and legal compliance. Our courses are available either as public events or as tailored in-company courses. Details of the benefits of each format can be found on the following web pages.

This course is designed to enable engineers and process safety personnel who are involved with chemical processes and operations to identify the hazards associated with flammable gases, vapors, and mists. The course overviews flammability properties, testing methods, and practical explosion prevention techniques. The course also includes short participant exercises.

Available Spaces: 999

5-Day Process Safety Engineering Training Courses - CEUs 3.0

May 12, 2014 to May 16, 2014

Price: $2375.00

In-Company Training

Flash Fire and Explosion Hazards During Handling of Flammable Liquids and Gases (Day 1) (May 12)

This course is designed to enable engineers and process safety personnel who are involved with chemical processes and operations to identify the hazards associated with flammable gases, vapors, and mists. The course overviews flammability properties, testing methods, and practical explosion prevention techniques. The course also includes short participant exercises.

Combustible Dust Hazards: Prevention and Protection (Day 2) (May 13)

This course will demonstrate the techniques available for both preventing dust explosions and protecting people and facilities from their effects. It employs a systematic approach to dust explosion hazard assessment directed towards obtaining a Basis of Safety for a process.

Electrostatic Hazards: Assessment and Control of Ignition Risks (Day 3) (May 14)

This course will discuss and demonstrate how and where electrostatic charge is generated, how to analyze static problems, and how to apply effective solutions. Practical static control techniques will be illustrated by examining case histories of explosion incidents investigated by Chilworth Technology consultants.

Electrical and Mechanical Equipment Selection for Hazardous Areas (Day 4) (May 15)

Incorrectly specified electrical and mechanical equipment can provide a significant source of ignition for flammable atmospheres. The hazardous area classification process is designed to identify locations within a process plant where ignitable atmospheres exist, and to determine their likely extent.  Using this information, the risk of ignition from equipment and devices in these areas can be minimized by either the specification of suitable equipment/devices, or relocating them to a safe, non-hazardous area.

Chemical Hazard Assessment and the Prevention of Runaway Reactions (Day 5) (May 16)

This course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development. Attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Available Spaces: 993

This course will demonstrate the techniques available for both preventing dust explosions and protecting people and facilities from their effects. It employs a systematic approach to dust explosion hazard assessment directed towards obtaining a Basis of Safety for a process.

Available Spaces: 996

This course will discuss and demonstrate how and where electrostatic charge is generated, how to analyze static problems, and how to apply effective solutions. Practical static control techniques will be illustrated by examining case histories of explosion incidents investigated by Chilworth Technology consultants.

Available Spaces: 998

Incorrectly specified electrical and mechanical equipment can provide a significant source of ignition for flammable atmospheres. The hazardous area classification process is designed to identify locations within a process plant where ignitable atmospheres exist, and to determine their likely extent. Using this information, the risk of ignition from equipment and devices in these areas can be minimized by either the specification of suitable equipment/devices, or relocating them to a safe, non-hazardous area.

Available Spaces: 998

This course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development. Attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Available Spaces: 999

Top Ten List

Webinar Overview

Over decades of working in the field of process safety, the team of experts at Chilworth Technology has determined that there are several myths regarding process safety, in general, and ignition sources in particular. This webinar will review the myths surrounding ignition sources followed by myths around avoidance of ignition sources as a basis of safety.

Available Spaces: 0

Key Engineering Documents

Webinar Overview

Process Safety Information (PSI) is the foundation upon which Process Safety Programs and, by extension, upon which Process Safety Excellence is built.  It is therefore critical that your supervisors and operations personnel are able to read, understand and speak the language of engineers. 

Available Spaces: 24

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Incorrectly specified electrical equipment can provide a potent source of ignition for flammable atmospheres. The electrical area classification process is designed to locate areas inside a process plant where flammable gas, vapor, and/or dust cloud atmospheres exist, and to determine their likely extent.  Using this approach, the risk of ignition from electrical apparatus in the areas can be minimized by either the specification of suitable electrical apparatus and correct installation methods, or relocation of the apparatus to a safe (unclassified) area. 

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Webinar - HOT TOPIC: TBA

August 21, 2014

Price: $0.00

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Webinar Overview

Webinar topic will focus on recent changes in OSHA, NFPA, ASTM or UN DOT regulations;  Lessons Learned from a recent process safety incident; or other timely information in the field of process safety. Hot topic will be announced approximately one month before webinar date.

Available Spaces: 65

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

PHA Training for Review of Energetic Materials (3 Day)

September 9, 2014 to September 11, 2014

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

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: 998

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: 998

Selling Process Safety

Webinar Overview

This webinar will discuss the common challenges employees face in championing process safety initiatives within an organization including budget challenges, resource challenges and competing initiatives, and how to overcome them.

Available Spaces: 52

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Course Design and Objectives

The risk analysis of reactive systems is an essential tool to ensure safety prior to process operations. Reaction study provides an insight into the complex interaction of a wide range of factors that influence the probability and consequences of undesired safety incidents involving chemical reaction, energies, equipment, personnel and productivity. This course will benefit attendees from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and job responsibilities including chemical engineers, process engineers/scientists, plant/process safety/risk managers, facilities managers and all others who need to be aware of the risks and hazards that can lead to accidents, injuries, property damage and business interruptions to the plant.

Available Spaces: 995

Process equipment needs to be protected from internal overpressure, whether resulting from fire exposure or from reactions that generate gas or vapors at high pressure. The sizing and settings of devices that can protect against overpressure – such as relief/safety valves and rupture disks – require an understanding of the pressure-generating phenomena and how the gases and/or vapors can be safely vented. This course covers single-phase venting of gases and vapors – resulting from fire exposure of liquid-containing vessels – and two-phase venting of gas/vapor and liquid – particularly where such venting would result from runaway reactions.

Available Spaces: 998

Personnel Changes

Webinar Overview

This webinar will focus on the potential effects changes in personnel have on the Management of Change element of a Process Safety Management program, and will provide guidance on how to integrate the Management of Change element into the overall PSM program.

Available Spaces: 45

This course is designed to enable engineers and process safety personnel who are involved with chemical processes and operations to identify the hazards associated with flammable gases, vapors, and mists. The course overviews flammability properties, testing methods, and practical explosion prevention techniques. The course also includes short participant exercises.

Available Spaces: 998

5-Day Process Safety Engineering Training Courses - CEUs 3.0

October 20, 2014 to October 24, 2014

Price: $2375.00

In-Company Training

Flash Fire and Explosion Hazards During Handling of Flammable Liquids and Gases (Day 1) (October 20)

This course is designed to enable engineers and process safety personnel who are involved with chemical processes and operations to identify the hazards associated with flammable gases, vapors, and mists. The course overviews flammability properties, testing methods, and practical explosion prevention techniques. The course also includes short participant exercises.

Combustible Dust Hazards: Prevention and Protection (Day 2) (October 21)

This course will demonstrate the techniques available for both preventing dust explosions and protecting people and facilities from their effects. It employs a systematic approach to dust explosion hazard assessment directed towards obtaining a Basis of Safety for a process.

Electrostatic Hazards: Assessment and Control of Ignition Risks (Day 3) (October 22)

This course will discuss and demonstrate how and where electrostatic charge is generated, how to analyze static problems, and how to apply effective solutions. Practical static control techniques will be illustrated by examining case histories of explosion incidents investigated by Chilworth Technology consultants.

Electrical and Mechanical Equipment Selection for Hazardous Areas (Day 4) (October 23)

Incorrectly specified electrical and mechanical equipment can provide a significant source of ignition for flammable atmospheres. The hazardous area classification process is designed to identify locations within a process plant where ignitable atmospheres exist, and to determine their likely extent.  Using this information, the risk of ignition from equipment and devices in these areas can be minimized by either the specification of suitable equipment/devices, or relocating them to a safe, non-hazardous area.

Chemical Hazard Assessment and the Prevention of Runaway Reactions (Day 5) (October 24)

This course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development. Attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Available Spaces: 996

This course will demonstrate the techniques available for both preventing dust explosions and protecting people and facilities from their effects. It employs a systematic approach to dust explosion hazard assessment directed towards obtaining a Basis of Safety for a process.

Available Spaces: 996

This course will discuss and demonstrate how and where electrostatic charge is generated, how to analyze static problems, and how to apply effective solutions. Practical static control techniques will be illustrated by examining case histories of explosion incidents investigated by Chilworth Technology consultants.

Available Spaces: 998

Incorrectly specified electrical and mechanical equipment can provide a significant source of ignition for flammable atmospheres. The hazardous area classification process is designed to identify locations within a process plant where ignitable atmospheres exist, and to determine their likely extent. Using this information, the risk of ignition from equipment and devices in these areas can be minimized by either the specification of suitable equipment/devices, or relocating them to a safe, non-hazardous area.

Available Spaces: 998

This course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development. Attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Available Spaces: 999

Webinar - HOT TOPIC: TBA

November 13, 2014

Price: $0.00

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Webinar Overview

Webinar topic will focus on recent changes in OSHA, NFPA, ASTM or UN DOT regulations; Lessons Learned from a recent process safety incident; or other timely information in the field of process safety.  Hot topics will be announced approximately one month before webinar date.

Available Spaces: 73

Practical HAZOP / PHA Team Leadership in Action (3 Day) - CEUs 1.8

November 17, 2014 to November 19, 2014

Price: $1675.00

This course provides the concepts of PHA team leadership, including how to conduct an effective PHA, role of a PHA leader, techniques for efficient and effective facilitation, creating nodes, PHA methodologies (e.g., HAZOP), optimization of PHA team performance, revalidation of PHAs and an overview of PHA software.

Available Spaces: 997

LOPA (1 Day) - CEUs 0.6

November 20, 2014

Price: $595.00

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HAZOPs and What-Ifs are common process hazards analysis (PHA) methods for identifying hazardous scenarios and for determining whether existing safeguards are sufficient for a given scenario.  While these methods are often sufficient to evaluate relatively simple scenarios, they are less effective for complex scenarios.  In these cases, the PHA team may have difficulty in judging the effectiveness of the safeguards, whether the hazard scenario meets company risk standards, and the effectiveness of recommendations in mitigating excessive risks.  The Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) method has been developed to improve the evaluation of these complex scenarios.  LOPA is a semi-quantitative technique to evaluate the risk of hazard scenarios and safeguard effectiveness. 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

This course describes the essential characteristics of a modern process safety management (PSM) system. It demonstrates how to apply PSM in a continuous improvement framework, and within existing safety management systems. The course also explains the numerous business and operational advantages of effective PSM practices to companies operating in the chemical & processing industries (including, but not limited to: bulk and finished pharmaceuticals, checmicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, food, plastic & rubber, metals, textiles, wood & paper and agrochemicals).

Available Spaces: 999

Webinar - PSM Lite

December 11, 2014

Price: $0.00

Webinar - A Current Look at OSHA's RAGAGEP Expectations

Webinar Overview

This webinar will provide an outline for management of process safety for chemical plants and other chemical-handling facilities that are not presently covered by the Process Safety Management standard of the Occupational Safety and Health Act [29 CFR 1910.119].  Several “Recommended and Generally-Accepted Good Engineering Practices” [RAGAGEP] will be presented, including the OSHA PSM standard, the USEPA Risk Management Programs, pertinent publications of the National Fire Protection Association, and the International Building and Fire Codes.

Available Spaces: 52

Open Training Courses

This course is designed to enable engineers and process safety personnel who are involved with chemical processes and operations to identify the hazards associated with flammable gases, vapors, and mists. The course overviews flammability properties, testing methods, and practical explosion prevention techniques. The course also includes short participant exercises.

Available Spaces: 999

5-Day Process Safety Engineering Training Courses - CEUs 3.0

May 12, 2014 to May 16, 2014

Price: $2375.00

In-Company Training

Flash Fire and Explosion Hazards During Handling of Flammable Liquids and Gases (Day 1) (May 12)

This course is designed to enable engineers and process safety personnel who are involved with chemical processes and operations to identify the hazards associated with flammable gases, vapors, and mists. The course overviews flammability properties, testing methods, and practical explosion prevention techniques. The course also includes short participant exercises.

Combustible Dust Hazards: Prevention and Protection (Day 2) (May 13)

This course will demonstrate the techniques available for both preventing dust explosions and protecting people and facilities from their effects. It employs a systematic approach to dust explosion hazard assessment directed towards obtaining a Basis of Safety for a process.

Electrostatic Hazards: Assessment and Control of Ignition Risks (Day 3) (May 14)

This course will discuss and demonstrate how and where electrostatic charge is generated, how to analyze static problems, and how to apply effective solutions. Practical static control techniques will be illustrated by examining case histories of explosion incidents investigated by Chilworth Technology consultants.

Electrical and Mechanical Equipment Selection for Hazardous Areas (Day 4) (May 15)

Incorrectly specified electrical and mechanical equipment can provide a significant source of ignition for flammable atmospheres. The hazardous area classification process is designed to identify locations within a process plant where ignitable atmospheres exist, and to determine their likely extent.  Using this information, the risk of ignition from equipment and devices in these areas can be minimized by either the specification of suitable equipment/devices, or relocating them to a safe, non-hazardous area.

Chemical Hazard Assessment and the Prevention of Runaway Reactions (Day 5) (May 16)

This course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development. Attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Available Spaces: 993