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Blockchain for Process Safety and Integrity Management

This paper focuses on the application of blockchain technology and the use of distributed ledgers on process safety and integrity management.

Approach Aims To Prevent Process Safety Incidents

ADNOC’s process safety management (PSM) framework has 15 elements that cover all aspects of management, and the company’s PSM Framework Pillars and Elements provide a consistent risk-based approach to process safety management.

Investigators Find Operating, Training Deficiencies Contributed to Fatal Refinery Explosion

OSHA cited BP with 10 serious violations, saying the gas production plant lacked adequate training and process controls for leaks. The explosion killed two workers in September.

Online Course Tackles Risk-Based Process Safety for All Engineers

Risk is a common thread that runs throughout all engineering disciplines. This course aims to present how to understand and identify hazards, analyze risk, and understand the importance of a comprehensive management system.

Report Reveals Growing Gap Between Process Safety Goals and Reality

Data from Sphera’s latest Safety Report reveals a persistent gap between the intent and reality of process safety management, while environmental, social, and governance concerns are a growing consideration for process-safety management and operational-risk management professionals.

Incident Results in Evaluation of Functional Safety Life Cycle

An incident at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) resulted in an investigation that revealed that, even though required risk-reduction levels were achieved in design, the rest of the safety instrumentation life cycle phases were not rigorously adhered to. This paper presents various actions taken by PDO to make sure that what is designed is operated and maintained as intended.

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