The online course “Process Safety” is available free of charge.
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Process Safety is about saving lives, avoiding injuries and protecting the environment. Accidents occur all too often in industrial processes. The industries concerned range from small-scale fine chemical production, to oil refining, to food processing, to processing agricultural waste products. The problems can be summed up as the “big three”: fires, explosions and releases of toxic materials. Understanding the causes of such accidents is essential to avoiding them in the future.
Your role, if you accept it, is to do just that and to advise plant managers and designers of industrial installations on how to avoid such accidents. As a Process Safety Engineer you will have a pivotal role in risk management. Following the online course is your first step on the road to getting there.
Safety is crucial in industrial facilities (factory, refinery, power station, etc.) and industrial products (aircraft, train, food, medical device, etc.). For safe systems you need mobilization of knowledge and skills from Engineering and Human sciences. SEAM (“Safety Engineering and Management”) addresses various engineering and managerial facets distributed in nine modules.
- Introduction to hazards of chemical industry
- Various explosions
- Reduction of risk of fires and explosions
- Consequence modeling
- Risk assessment principles
- Risk assessment details and tools
- Risk assessment of fire and explosion scenarios
- P&ID Diagram
- Instrumentation – under construction
For each module unit (approximately 15 hours of training), a certificate of completion attests to the seriousness of your learning process. For entering the online course, candidates will need a BSc or a MSc degree. Mostly trainees are operational in their companies and organizations.