Safety and Loss Prevention

Hazards 29

Hazards 29: Held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, UK on 22-24 May 2019.

The proceedings have been published by IChemE on USB Thumb Drive and are available for purchase in the IChemE Shop.

Five of these papers are subject to Crown Copyright and are being made available immediately under the Open Government Licence.

Keynote presentations

  • Trevor Kletz Hazards Lecture – Applying Safety to Unconventional Risks
    Mike Bell
  • It's About the 'AND'
    Tracy Whipple
  • Applying Process Safety and Systems Thinking to a Wider World - How Do We Break Down the Silos and Share Our Knowledge
    Dame Judith Hackitt
  • Unified Command - a Comprehensive Approach to Hazards Response
    Mark Neate
  • How Do We Achieve, Maintain and Demonstrate Competencies for Process Safety?


  1. Developing Human Factors Maturity
    Janette Edmonds
  2. Organisational Change: Learning from Experience
    Lorraine Braben and Nick Morris
  3. Breaking with Tradition: Business-Wide Human Factors Integration on a Global Scale
    Peter Webb and Richard Scaife
  4. The Treatment of Generic Task Elements in Human Factors Critical Task Reviews, Competence Management, and Procedures
    Jamie Henderson, Martin Burrows and Steve Potts
  5. Assessment of Toxic Risks from Warehouse Fires
    Graham Atkinson and Brian Briggs
  6. Failure of Above-ground Storage Tanks (AST): A New Methodology for Assessing Consequences
    Chris Robinson, Euan Stoddart, Kunle Fajuyitan, Tristan Vye and Mark Scanlon
  7. Application of Bayesian Belief Networks to assess hydrogen gas retention hazards and equipment reliability in nuclear chemical plants
    Fayaz Ahmed
  8. Experimental Investigation of Potential Confined Ignition Sources for Vapour Cloud Explosions
    Jason Gill, Graham Atkinson, Edmund Cowpe, Herodotus Phylaktou and Gordon Andrews
  9. Comparison of Building Design: Design Accidental Loads vs. Risk-Based
    Rafael Callejas-Tovar and Joshua Bruce-Black
  10. Control room design - guidance document EEMUA 201 3rd edition updated 2018
    Andy Brazier
  11. Emergency Depressurisation - Why 6.9 barg in 15 minutes is not always the answer
    Cameron Milne and Duncan Talbert
  12. Working Together for a Good Working Environment
    David Edwards and Mette Mathiesen
  13. What is the Value of the Environment?
    Carolyn Nicholls, Robert Ritchie and Aimee Russell
  14. Environmental Protection in Anaerobic Digestion: How implementation of a renewable technology can lead to greater risk of environmental harm.
    Euan A Munro
  15. ALARPing risk reduction measures: Better quantification for better results
    Jack Davy, David Craig and Stuart Turner
  16. Using risk assessment to support investment decision-making
    John Barker, John Cronin and Gemma Dunjó
  17. Caribbean Petroleum VCE Case History
    Q.A. Baker, J.K. Thomas, D.R. Malik and M.T. Edel
  18. Creeping Change: Liquid Accumulation in a Flare System at a Gas Terminal
    Roger Berriman
  19. Chemical Incident Investigation, Millennium Inorganic Chemicals (MIC), Stallingborough UK, 2010
    Stephen Graham, Jonathan Buston, Brian Fotheringham and Stephen Hargreaves
  20. Computational Fluid Dynamics or Gaussian – is there a right way to model gas dispersion?
    Andy Stanley, Naomi Warrilow, Amita Tripathi and Claude Souprayen
  21. CFD Modelling of Underexpanded Hydrogen Jets Exiting Rectangular Shaped Openings
    J.R Stewart
  22. Elevated LNG Dispersion - Effects of topography and phase change
    Felicia Tan, Chris Savvides and Vincent Tam
  23. Practical Leadership for Process Safety Management
    Ian Travers
  24. Safety Performance Improvement using Cultural Change – Lessons Learned
    Brad Eccles, Mark Manton, Steve Arendt and Rick Curtis
  25. Simplifying COSHH and Improving Chemical Safety
    Stuart Morgan, Mark Stewart and Tasha Bennett
  26. CHASE - Visualising cyber security vulnerabilities and risk
    Andy Geddes and David Hatch
  27. If it is not (cyber) secure, it is not safe
    Mike StJohn-Green and Dil Wetherill
  28. Developing a Combined Lifecycle Management Approach for Both Functional Safety and Security for SIS
    John Walkington and Suresh Sugavanam
  29. Avoiding Engineering Catastrophe: New Insights from Data
    Matt Clay, Tim Boardman, Tony Wynn, Steven Naylor, Jo Ellwood, Jim Murphy and Moray Kidd
  30. CCPS Incident Investigation Book, Third Edition
    R.C. Stokes, Q.A. Baker, M.P. Broadribb, T.V. Rodante and C.A. Grounds
  31. Review of recent incidents involving flammable mists
    Philip Lees, Simon Gant, Richard Bettis, Alexis Vignes, Jean-Marc Lacome and Olivier Dufaud
  32. What Went Right
    Paul Amyotte
  33. New NEBOSH/HSE qualification in process safety management
    Justin Holroyd, Richard Goff, Jill De Nardo and Matthew Powell-Howard
  34. Spreading the Word - The Use and Future of IChemE’s Fundamentals of Process Safety
    Course Phil Eames, Andrew Hudson and Ken Patterson
  35. Managing Process Safety in a Decommissioning Project
    Michael Green, Paul Franklin, Jennifer Pearce and Lee Allford
  36. HAZOP Revalidation and Focus on Major Accident Hazards
    Paul Kenny
  37. Effective Implementation of Process Hazard Analysis in Challenging Working Environments
    Arafat Aloqaily and Mohaned Faisal
  38. Safety Instrumented System Functional Safety Assessment Experiences
    Jon Keswick
  39. Variability: Threat or Asset?
    Ben Ale, Des Hartford and David Slater
  40. Use of photographic surveys to enhance safety studies and inspection
    Ian Herbert
  41. Bridging the Gap Between Data and Decision-Making Through Digital Transformation
    Abhilash Menon
  42. Use of Design Operating Window (DOW) Violation Monitoring Tool to reduce equipment design violations in a crude oil refinery
    Karunya Nair
  43. Automated review of offshore maintenance records
    Matthew Celnik and Chris Bell
  44. BowTies for the Digital transformation safety management systems
    Coen van Gulijk and Paul McCulloch
  45. Constructing a Legally Sound Demonstration of ALARP
    Keith Miller
  46. Hazard Analysis of Battery Energy Storage Systems
    Piero Maggio, Damien Guy and David Hatch
  47. Process Approach to Drinking Water Quality Risk Assessment Using Bowtie Analysis
    Hew Cameron Merrett, Jao-Jia Horng and Wei-Tong Chen
  48. Assessing Combinations of Hazards in a Probabilistic Safety Analysis
    Halbert Taekema and Hans Brinkman
  49. Safety Case process in Cuba: Transition from theory to practice
    Fidel Ilizástigui Pérez and Hani Salem Morales
  50. The e-SafetyCase – Electronic or Effortless?
    Gareth Ellor
  51. Moving from tenant to nuclear licence holder on a GB Nuclear Licensed Site
    Denise Cárdenas Lopez
  52. Challenges in Process Safety Assurance of a Hazardous Epoxidation
    Stephen Rowe and Keith Middle
  53. Frequencies of Oil Spills during Transfer between Ship and Shore
    John Spouge
  54. Keeping our pipelines safe: a review of French regulations and GRTgaz methodology for natural gas pipeline safety studies.
    Gilles Chatelet
  55. Pipeline Overpressure Protection using Layer of Protection Analysis
    S. Shahidi, T. Little and N. Amott
  56. The Safety Assessment of LNG Marine Bunkering
    Ann Halford, Clive Robinson and David Haynes
  57. Experiences with Fires and Explosions
    Graham Morrison
  58. Maintenance-related major accidents in the metal industry: The combustible dust challenge
    Peter Okoh
  59. Learning from Incidents – A Personal Journey over Decades of Manufacturing Hazardous Substances
    Roderick Prior
  60. Tending towards operational excellence in Oil Terminals- Using Process Safety as a key tool
    Ramesh Ramalingam K, Nagarajan R, Venkata Sainath G
  61. SPIGA, Integrated Digital System for Process Safety and Asset Management in Ecopetrol S.A.
    Guillermo Eduardo Pinto Amaya
  62. Lightning as a source of ignition.
    Robin Earl
  63. Process Safety and the Hyperloop
    Ian Sutton
  64. Swiss Cheese Challenge: Creating Dialogue on Process Safety Dilemmas
    Stephen Liew, Chuang Bing Lau, Norman Ingka, Anthony Kang and Sophia Wong
  65. How Process Safety Can Apply Outside the Process Industries - Taming the Wild River Rapids
    Trish Kerin
  66. Offshore release data – trends in underlying causes
    Maria Koutsoudaki, Igor Kozine, Brian Bain and Nijs Jan Duijm
  67. Uncertainty in Explosion Risk Assessment
    Chris Coffey, Richard Gibson and Marios Christou
  68. A Comprehensive TR Gas Ingress Study Over Multiple Facilities – Summary and Conclusions
    Richard Emery


  1. Writing ‘usable’ Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Safety Cases using Bowtie methodology
    Fidel Ilizástigui Pérez and Ilieva Ilizástigui Arissó
  2. When the Holes Align
    Nnamdi Anowi and Alaka Olanrewaju
  3. Fire zoning for PSV sizing and depressurization for process systems
    Manizheh Khodayari
  4. Robust Emergency Planning and Response: Weaknesses and Key Lessons
    Gemma Dunjó, John Barker and John Cronin
  5. Case Study Using Structured What If Technique on a Gas Sweetening Process
    Shrutika Agrawal
  6. Risk Assessing the Risk Identification Process
    James Turner
  7. Pipeline puncture scenarios near fuel depots - contribution to risk and implications for land use planning
    Frank Huess Hedlund, Jan Boier Pedersen, Eva Kragh, Jérôme Frutiger and Gürkan Sin
  8. Process Safety Key Performance Indicators- A Structured Methodology
    Ramesh Ramalingam K, Senthilraja M, and Venkata Sainath G
  9. Is it time to revise Process Safety Legislation to include evolving manufacturing processes in the Biotechnology sector?
    Brenda Madden and Sinead Keohane
  10. Safety Critical Tasks and Management of Human Error
    Rocio Miguez, Richard Roels and Jim Cameron
  11. How does the Insurance Industry use the Principles of Management of Process Safety?
    Marianna Grammatika
  12. Open Path Gas Detection Information Note: Mie Scattering — A Possible Culprit for Anomalous OPGD Performance
    Gemma Finnegan
  13. Biogas -Process safety challenge
    Ashok Thingore
  14. Steps towards a ‘Living’ QRA and Instant Risk-based Decision-Making
    Zoë Wattis, Paul Murray, Mike Golowczynski and Alf Sadd
  15. Joining up the dots, taking the puzzle out of having “line of sight” to Major Accident Hazards.
    Gaynor Woodford-Phillips and Stephen Beedle
  16. Poly-butadiene formation in Olefins Debutanizer Condenser
    Ali Bazroun and Abdullah Ismail
  17. An Analysis of Offshore Safety Incidents in the Last 50 years and a look into the current perspectives
    Nafiz Tamim, Sam Mannan and Nazmul Karim