11 Apr 2014
SCI is pleased to bring you news from our collaborative partner the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
IChemE and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station in the US, home of the renowned Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Centre, signed an agreement paving the way for a suite of new process safety products and services. The partnership will see both organisations commit to collaboration in process safety education, CPD products and strategic leadership and direction.
More news about this partnership will be announced at Hazards 24 in May, where some of the world's leading organisations and agencies will be converging on Edinburgh, Scotland, to improve safety and reduce hazards in the chemical and process industries.
IChemE's Hazards 24 will feature more than 60 technical presentations from process safety experts, who will share the latest best practice and research in the sector. Topics to be discussed will include: the Seveso III directive; ammonium nitrate fertiliser explosion hazards; quantifying and assessing environmental risk for major accident hazard sites; and how to sustain effective corporate governance in process safety across global sites.
Scotland is an apt place to host a major safety conference. It has a large and important chemical engineering community which is helping to lead and professionalise process safety with IChemE's new registration called Professional Process Safety Engineer.
Scotland-based Dr Azzam Younes, senior safety consultant at ABB, which is a sponsor of Hazards 24, said: 'Process safety is a specialist field that is important for the safe and effective running of high hazard process plants. It is pleasing that such a valued professional body such as IChemE recognises the importance of process safety and has chosen to distinguish professionals like me, with strong process safety skills, from other professionals within the wider safety field.
'IChemE expects the Professional Process Safety Engineer registration will become the mark of professional excellence for practitioners worldwide so I'm proud to be representing excellence within ABB Consulting and leading the way here in Scotland.'
Hazards 24 is being held from 7-9 May 2014 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Sponsors include ABB, Abbott Risk Consulting, BP, Petrotechnics, ABS Consulting, HSD Loss Prevention, MMI Engineering, DNV GL, BakerRisk and GexCon.
Find out more about Hazards 24 using the link below.