Safety and Loss Prevention

Hazards 31

Hazards 31: Held in a virtual online environment 16-18 November 2021.

The proceedings are available for purchase in the IChemE Shop.

Those papers which are subject to Crown Copyright are freely available below, under the Open Government License.


    1. Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic
      Keith Plumb (Integral Pharma Services, UK)
    2. LOPA Versus Covid – Return to Sustainable Living
      Ali Mokhber, Shivani Aggarwal & Pablo Garcia-Trinanes (University of Greenwich, UK)
    3. Process Safety Key Performance Indicators (API754 Guidelines)
      Ameer Hamza & Syed Salwat Hosain Rizvi (Engro Polymer & Chemicals, Pakistan)
    4. Learning from Major Incidents Related to Process Safety Audits
      Zsuzsanna Gyenes (IChemE Safety Centre, UK)
    5. Integrated PHA approach for an Auditable Barrier Management Regime
      Khama Maiti (MES International, UK)
    6. Process Safety Site Visit to Improve PSM Culture
      Ipek Isteben & Seçkin Gökçe (Tupras, Turkey)
    7. Influencing Improvements in Safety Culture Using Qualitative Research Methods: a Regulatory Perspective
      Nick Shaw (Office for Nuclear Regulation, UK)
    8. Process Safety Cards “A Good Deal Safer”
      David Hatch (Process Safety Integrity, UK)
    9. Advanced Methodology of Structural Redundancy Analysis for Optimising Passive Fire/Cryogenic Spill Protection
      Hiroki Takahashi & Yoshinori Hiroya (JGC Corporation, Japan)
    10. Comparisons of the Predictions of the Dispersion Model DRIFT Against Data for Hydrogen, Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide
      Graham Tickle (ESR Technology, UK)
    11. What the Processing Industry Must Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes
      Richard Carter (ACM Facility Safety, Canada)
    12. A Case Study of The Halo and Safety Culture in Motorsport
      Andrew Laird & Dr Esther Ventura-Medina (University of Strathclyde, UK)
    13. Trends in Offshore Process Equipment Leak Frequencies
      Brian Bain (DNV, UK)
    14. Analysis of Accidents and Good Inspection Practices for the Management of Ageing of Industrial Plants
      Romualdo Marrazzo & Fabrizio Vazzana (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), Italy)
    15. Cumulative Risk Model of Safety Barriers – Case Study
      Yasser Fathy (Rashid Petroleum, Egypt)
    16. Use of Live Barrier Models to Manage Risk
      Rae Ann Joseph (Atlantic LNG, Trindad & Tobago)
    17. Evaluation, Visualisation and Monitoring of Cumulative Risk Exposure Resulting from Safety Critical Hardware and Human Barriers Deviation
      Tayo Olunsanya, Olu Adeyemi & Seyi Olusanya (Melios Ltd, UK)
    18. Is Your Tank Inert? A Study into the Challenges of Ensuring Inert Atmospheres
      Alan Collier & Stephen Puttick (Syngenta, UK)
    19. Addressing the Unique Challenges of Hydrogen Gas Detection in 3D Fire and Gas Mapping
      Khama Maiti (MES International, UK)
    20. Practical Experience of Rolling out Process Safety Competency Assessments Across a Large Multinational Company
      Graeme Ellis (Matthey, UK)
    21. Linking Critical Competencies with Major Accident Hazards
      Chris Proud, Andrew Lawson & Luke Butcher (ESR Technology, UK), Andy Brazier (AB Risk, UK)
    22. Lessons Learned and the Pros & Cons of Virtual HAZOP
      Azzam Younes (AyEnergi Consulting, UK)
    23. Flood Risk Management – Are You Prepared?
      Brad Eccles & Steve Fitzgibbon (ABS Consulting, UK)
    24. Guidance to Provide an Economic Value (or Series of Values) Which Can Be Applied When Undertaking a CBA Under Major Hazard Establishments for Environmental Purposes
      Brad Eccles (ABS Consulting, UK), Randal Montgomery, David Whittle & Sayed Termah (ABSC Consulting, USA)
    25. The Application of Satellite Data for Detection and Monitoring of Methane Emissions and the Integration Opportunities with Weather and Plant Sensor Data
      Darren Steele (Stiperstone Analytics, UK) & Dr Ian Spence (GHGSat, UK)
    26. The Impact of Cognitive Bias in Safety
      Trish Kerin (IChemE Safety Centre, Australia)
    27. Human Factors Issues in Turnarounds (TARs)
      Jamie Henderson & Richard Marshall (Human Reliability, UK)
    28. Applying Process Safety Experiences and Lessons Learnt to Achieve Improvements in Plant Up-Time and Stability of Production
      Anees Iqbal Ansari & Mohammad Moonis (Pleiades Global, UK)
    29. Assessment of Operators’ Response Time on Safe Operation of Distillation Columns: a Process Dynamic Analysis
      Zalina Harun & Zulfan Adi Putra (Petronas, Malaysia), Nik Abdul Hadi Md Nordin (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia), Darmawan Ahmad Mukharror (PT Keselamatan Proses, Indonesia)
    30. Mechanical Response of Shells to Tube Rupture in Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
      Colin Deddis (Greymore Engineering Services, UK), Mark Scanlon (Energy Institute, UK), Alan Clayton (Consultant, UK), Rob Kulka (TWI, UK)
    31. Identifying and Embedding Good Practice in Process Safety – Safety Culture/Leadership
      Peter Culbert (Exida, Ireland)
    32. Hydrogen Projects – Business as Usual?
      Clare Dunkerley (Otto Simon, UK)
    33. Ammonia, Methane, Hydrogen Oh My! Understanding Hazards from Alternative Power to Gas Options
      Darren Malik & Kelly Thomas (BakerRisk, USA)
    34. Developments and Uncertainties in Hydrogen Fuels Risk Assessment
      Michael Moosemiller (Baker Engineering & Risk Consultants, USA) & Rob Magraw (BakerRiskEurope, UK)
    35. Quantification of the Risks Associated with a Hydrogen Gas Distribution Network
      Andrew Phillips, Mike Acton & Ann Halford (DNV, UK) R Oxley & D Evans (Northern Gas Networks, UK)
    36. Application of Functional Safety to a Burner Management System – How to Avoid Common Pitfalls
      Michael Scott (aeShield, USA)
    37. The Role of an Innovative Approach to DSEAR in Accelerated Early Career Development
      Rebecca Phillip & Adriana Reyes Cordoba (Atkins Global, UK)
    38. Process Hazard Analysis for Smaller Changes: Tips and Tools for Avoiding Misses and Improving Quality
      Jody Olsen (Consultant, USA)
    39. Best Practices to Optimise Management of Change System and Manage the MOC Digital Transition
      Hussain Alabduljabbar (Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia)
    40. Improving Loss Prevention in High Hazard Industries Through the Evaluation of Safety Culture and Error Traps from Structured and Unstructured Data Using Machine Learning
      Gus Carroll & Dr Nyala Noe (Empirisys, UK), Dr Mike Orley (Centrica Storage, UK)
    41. Cyber Attacks on Process Plants and Understanding What is Needed
      Clive de Salis (Dekra, UK)
    42. Managing the Major Accident Potential of Carbon Capture and Storage CO2
      Hamish Holt & Michael Simms (DNV, UK)
    43. Smoke, Sparks, Flames or Explosions? An Experimental Study into How Lithium-ion Cell Failure Varies in Open Field
      Katie Abbott, Jonathan Buston & Jason Gill (Health & Safety Executive, UK)
    44. Experimental Understanding of Displacement and Forces Generated Due to Swelling During Lithium-ion Pouch Cell Failure
      Gemma Howard, Jason Gill & Jonathan Buston (Health & Safety Executive, UK)
    45. The Safety Culture of the Regulator
      Marc McBride (Office for Nuclear Regulation, UK)
    46. Leadership Matters – Real World Examples of Process Safety Leadership Good Practice
      Ashley Hynds & Colin Chambers (WSP, UK)
    47. From Zero Accidents to Safe Sustainable Production
      Urbain Bruyere (Environmental Resources Management (ERM), UK)
    48. Demystifying Mist Explosion Hazards
      Stephanie El–Zahlanieh, Idalba Souza Dos Santos, Hugo Tostain & Olivier Dufaud (University of Lorraine, France), Alexis Vignes (INERIS, France), Simon Gant (Health and Safety Executive, UK)
    49. Ignitability of Diesel Fuel Mists over a Vertical Distance
      Louise O’Sullivan & Dr Richard Bettis (Health & Safety Executive, UK), Dr Anthony Giles (Cardiff University, UK)
    50. Flammability Testing for Heavy Oil Mists
      Hannes Engel (Gexcon, UK)
    51. New International Failure Frequency Database for High Pressure Gas Installations
      Mike Acton, C Humphreys & Z Wattis (DNV, UK), H Olafsen (Energinet, Denmark)
    52. Assessing the Risks When Expanding Process Plants or Building New Units on Compact Sites
      Robert Canaway (Suregrove, UK)
    53. Treating Data as an Asset – Experiences of the Early Adopters
      Brad Eccles (ABS Consulting), UK, Henrique Paula, Steve Arendt & Matt Mowrer (ABS Group, USA)
    54. Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Techniques to Analyse Incident Reports
      Fereshteh Sattari, Daniel Kurian, Renato Macciotta & Lianne Lefsrud (University of Alberta, Canada)
    55. Review of the Current Understanding of Hydrogen Jet Fires and the Potential Effect on PFP Performance
      Michael Johnson & Robert Crewe (DNV, UK), Graham Boaler & John Evans (Thornton Tomasetti, UK)
    56. Assessment of Enclosure Ventilation Safety for Hydrogen Fuelled Gas Turbines
      Tristan Vye & Aidan Wimshurst (Frazer Nash Consultancy, UK)
    57. Fight or Flight: What’s your Fire Response?
      Kristen Graham & Karen Vilas (Baker Engineering & Risk Consultants, USA)
    58. SafePool
      Seckin Gokce, Ahmet Can Serfidan, Eyup Azizoglu & Gokhan Gedik (Tupras, Turkey)
    59. The Use of Ester Based Transformer Liquids for Reduced Fire Risk and Lower Costs
      James Reid (M&I Materials, UK)
    60. Human-Factors and Automation-Related Accidents in the Railway Industry
      Mona Ahmadi Rad, Lianne M Lefsrud, Michael Hendry & Daniel Blais (University of Alberta, Canada)
    61. Investigating Unusual Powder Decomposition Incidents
      Stephen Rowe, Clive de Salis, Simon Gakhar & Andrew Jennings (Dekra Organisational & Process Safety, UK)
    62. Investigation into a Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC) Failure of an Onshore Pipeline
      Keith Birkitt, Aneta Nemcova & Ian Chapman (Health & Safety Executive, UK)
    63. Trends in the Causes of Hydrocarbon Loss of Containment Accidents
      Brian Bain (DNV, UK)
    64. Integrated approach for HAZOP, LOPA and Alarm Rationalisation Reviews
      Khama Maiti (MES International, UK)