Description:

Many major accidents in the industry are related to uncontrolled change. Updating relief systems process safety information (PSI) is an essential, and often overlooked aspect of management of change (MOC). When changes affecting relief systems are not recognized, a facility will often have to undertake the costly and untimely process of periodically restudying and revising the relief system PSI. These periodic studies can lead to unexpected asset installations and/or operating parameter changes. Based on experiences at various facilities, a workflow is presented in this webinar as a timely method for plant level engineers to recognize changes that can affect relief systems. Ultimately this methodology can reduce the error rate associated with MOC and ensure related relief system PSI is accurately updated.

Presenter: Achilles Arnaez, P.E.
Senior Process Consultant
Mr. Arnaez has eleven years of experience in PSM compliance, specializing in relief systems design and analysis, heat & material balance generation, and flare radiation analysis. Achilles earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Presenter:  Jason Spearow, P.E.
Senior Process Consultant
Mr. Spearow, P.E., has eleven years of experience specializing in relief systems design basis generation, concern resolution, and relief systems training. He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.