Data analytics in the Process Industry (Lessons from a real-life success story)
We have all heard about the power of data analytics in our everyday lives but the uptake of this technology within the process industry is slower than you might expect.
ABB will be presenting a real-life case study on how data analytics was used to improve quality and reduce waste on an industrial process plant and will talk through the stages of that project and how it was achieved.
The TechTalk will:
Ignition sources you can’t control
Current legislative requirements call upon the Asset Operator to control ignition sources wherever flammable materials are being handled to assist in the prevention of fire and explosion.
Generally, through application of risk assessment, the hierarchy of control, work control procedures, implementing hazardous area classification and correct equipment selection, it's possible to demonstrate that known hazards on each facility can be controlled.
However, what about those potential ignition sources that originate off-site, which are not possible to exert any influence over, such as RFI (radio-frequency transmissions) and lightning strikes?
In this TechTalk we will provide:
We are pleased to announce the date for the ABB Process Safety Management Conference 2022.
We will be returning to Edinburgh and hosting the conference on 24 November at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, which will include a conference networking dinner the evening before.
The term 'Safety Critical' continues to be a vexing topic across all industry sectors. What is your definition of 'Safety Critical' and how does it relate to your Process Safety information? Does the term 'Safety Critical' act as a red flag to management when changes are proposed 'on your watch'?
The conferenceWe are delighted that once again the conference is organised in conjunction with the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and also supported by the HSE and the Energy Institute. It will feature key industry guest speakers, who will present their views on the sector’s challenges and their experiences with the HSE providing the keynote address.
The conference will concentrate on the importance of strong leadership from the board level down and throughout the organisation with an emphasis on the topic of Process Safety Information (PSI), Safety Critical Equipment (SCE) and Safety Critical Task Analysis(SCTA)
Do we have the right:- Behaviours and leadership - Policies, procedures and practices
- Risk assessment techniques - Performance indicators
- Tools for effective Management of PSI, SCE and SCTA?
The conference will:- Discuss the regulators and CIA's viewpoint on the topics of PSI, SCE and SCTA
- Provide operator experiences of delivering world-class programmes for PSI, SCE and SCTA
- Discuss case study incidents related to PSI, SCE and SCTA and explore relevant learning
Who should attend?The conference is only open to operators and is aimed at executives and senior managers of high hazard plants, process safety professionals and individuals involved in implementation of PSM processes. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to network with peers in industry and regulators, in person.
WorkshopWe will be running a workshop the afternoon before (23 November), focusing on PSI, SCE and SCTA which will run from 12:30 - 4.30pm. Places will typically be allocated on a first-come first served basis, but we reserve the right to limit numbers from any one company / location for fairness. The main issues coming from this session will be discussed during the main conference.
The full programme for both the workshop and conference will follow in due course.
There are still a couple of speaker slots available, so if you have experiences in this area and would like to speak, please contact Paul Sinclair to discuss further.
For any other enquiries related to the event, please contact: Jessica Heavey
Please note, there will be a fee for this event. Registrations will open at the beginning of September, we will advise on a date nearer the time. For now, please add to your calendar to save the date.
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