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Webinar: Creeping Change: Risks and Prevention and Gulf Coast Members Group Annual Meeting

Webinar: Creeping Change: Risks and Prevention and Gulf Coast Members Group Annual Meeting
  • Date From 17th October 2022
  • Date To 17th October 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 12:00 CDT. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.


This talk is an overview of creeping change types, risks and prevention drawing on real-life examples. Case-studies include the San Bruno Gas Pipeline Explosion in the US as well as two cases from the presenter's career: an offshore NGL leak and an onshore fractionation train upset. Detection and prevention techniques for creeping change will be discussed in the webinar.

This meeting will also be the annual meeting of the IChemE US Gulf Coast Member Group with election of committee members for 2023.


Ian Robertson, Chief Process Engineer, Kent plc

Ian Robertson is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience. He spent 20 years working in the UK, prior to moving to Houston in 2010, where he became a licensed P.E. in both Texas and Alaska. Ian has successfully managed process engineering departments at two separate engineering consultancies and is currently Chief Process Engineer at Kent plc.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Gulf Coast Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00–13:30 CDT.


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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you will need to be a member of the Gulf Coast Members Group.

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