This week's Free Resource of the Week is a paper that focuses on "Real Process Safety Culture" at organizations. Process Safety Culture (PSC) has received considerable attention recently. Many implementers see this as an intangible attribute of a company or site. Some workers see PSC as "code words" for management not wanting to take responsibility [...]
The 2022 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 18th GCPS is Almost Here! PII LOPA Short Course This Sunday April 10th!
Greetings conference-goers, and welcome back to an in-person show! Process Improvement Institute is pleased to be offering a special Short Course at the 2022 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 18th GCPS - our short course on Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) - on Sunday, April 10th, one day ahead of the main conference opening! Visit [...]
There's a new paper in the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) section of PII's Free Resources area, entitled SIL-3, SIL-2, and Unicorns (There Is a High Probability Your SIL 2 and SIL 3 SIFs Have No Better Performance Than SIL 1). This paper shows that specific human error during testing, calibration maintenance, and restoration of a [...]
Summer’s Here! Time to Download Free Resource Papers and Sign Up for Process Safety Training from PII!
OK, summer doesn't OFFICIALLY begin until June 21st, but we all know the Memorial Day weekend is the REAL beginning of summer! And there's no better time to sign up for summertime process safety training courses from Process Improvement Institute, the risk and reliability specialists! Here's the summer schedule by month, location, and course offering: [...]
For your immediate review, please download the latest free resource paper from PII, titled Understanding IPL Boundaries, written by Arthur M. Dowell, III, P.E. - PII Principal Engineer & Instructor, and being presented at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, Florida. http://www.process-improvement-institute.com/_downloads/Understanding_IPL_Boundaries_Paper_Dowell_-_Final.pdf From the Abstract: Layer of protection analysis (LOPA) is a [...]