Victoria (AU)

Webinar: Methodology for Assessing CUI Risk for Process Vessels

Webinar: Methodology for Assessing CUI Risk for Process Vessels
  • Date From 10th September 2020
  • Date To 10th September 2020
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 12:00 AEST. Duration: 1 hour.


The Joint Chemical Engineering Committee (JCEC) Victoria welcomes you join in this discussion on Methodology for assessing CUI risk for Process Vessels.

The Qenos Altona Olefins plant was faced with the task of assessing the corrosion under insulation risk for a large number of process vessels. The site adopted a team based approach to efficiently conduct the assessments. The methodology adopted incorporated process specific contexts to assess the likelihood of a CUI event as well as the consequence. The activity also assisted the Integrity team to modify the inspection scope for upcoming vessel inspections.

The presentation outlines the methodology followed, the structure of the team meetings and the advantages of taking a team based approach to this type of activity rather than dealing with each vessel by an individual following a silo type approach.


Paul Taranto, Operations Specialist, Qenos

Paul Taranto is the current Operations Specialist at Qenos. His remit includes supporting the Altona Olefins Operations Team Leader and mentoring the Lead Engineer of a team of four process engineers that provide day to day support of the Olefins Altona plants.

A qualified team leader in both HAZOP and incident investigation. He is a member of Olefins operations integrity committee and project co-ordinator and hazard risk assessor. Paul completes major process hazard assessments where he develops, delivers and assess safety management systems.

Paul has completed a Batchelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours) from Monash University, Master of Business Administration from Deakin, is a Fellow of IChemE (FIChemE) and is a Board member of IChemE in Australia.

He has over 44 years’ experience in petrochemical, oil and gas operations and natural gas commercial activities in companies such as Qenos, Kemcor and ExxonMobil.

Paul is the past Chairman of the Victorian Joint Chemical Engineering Committee, and he is the current Honorary Treasurer for IChemE in Australia. Paul also holds positions on two Industry panels for IChemE which include accreditation of Universities and Company Training Schemes.

Paul has also been a Presenter at Chemeca and Hazards Australasia on several occasions.


  • 12:00—13:00 AEST
  • 10:00—11:00 AWST/MYT
  • 14:00—15:00 NZST

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