November 2007

Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment

Consider piping models for safety evaluations

New simulation tools allow engineers to fully investigate processing conditions in piping systems

Hardee, R., Engineered, Software, Inc.

A? process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals program is mandated by OSHA (standard, 29 CFR1910.119??) to prevent the unwanted release of hazardous chemicals exposing employees and others to serious hazards. The PSM program requires a systematic approach to evaluate the process including the process design and technology, operational and maintenance and emergency preparedness plans, along with a training program. A properly conducted PSM is a team effort in which the company and employees work together to develop the necessary expertise, experience, judgment and proactive initiative to implement the plan. Since many of the hazardous chemicals covered under a PSM are in e

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