2019 Spring P2SAC Conferences

Event Date: May 7, 2019
Hosted By: Purdue Process Safety & Assurance Center (P2SAC)
Time: varies
Location: Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Contact Name: Dr. Ray Mentzer
Contact Email: rmentzer@purdue.edu
Priority: No
School or Program: Chemical Engineering
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Purdue Process Safety & Assurance Center to host 2019 Spring Conferences

The 2019 Purdue Process Safety & Assurance Center (P2SAC) Spring Conferences will be held on May 7-9 in West Lafayette on the Purdue University campus. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn about important process safety research in several areas of interest during the three-day event. Nearly 100 attendees have registered, a new record, from a diverse spectrum of industry and academia. Registration is free, and can be completed here.

The inaugural Pharmaceutical Industry Process Safety Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 7. The conference will offer topics of interest to attendees from pharmaceuticals, specialty chemical companies, and related engineering and consulting firms. Sessions will address process safety-related performance and issues in the pharma industry, steps being taken to address these issues, and key challenges within the industry. Dr. Paul McKenzie, Executive Vice President of Biogen, and Dr. Suresh Garimella, Executive Vice President of Research & Partnerships at Purdue University, will give keynote addresses. Additional presentations will be given by representatives from AMGEN, GSK, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Purdue faculty, and many other safety experts.

On Wednesday, May 8, P2SAC will host its 2019 Spring Conference, featuring a wide range of topics presented by academic and industry process safety experts.  Featured industry presentations include those by: AcuTech, ADM, DEKRA, Endress+Hauser, Dow, GEXCON, Honeywell, Kenexis, Phillips 66 and several others.  The agenda includes updates on several PhD funded research, such as gas & fire detector placement and advances in battery safety, as well as status of two NSF funded projects on laboratory safety and cybersecurity.

The 2019 Flow Assurance Conference will be held on Thursday, May 9, and will feature presentations from researchers, engineers, faculty, and graduate students from Chevron, 3M, Shell, Dow, Air Products, Fuji Dimatix, BASF, Convergent Science, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, and Purdue University. Mini-symposia topics include ink jets: fluid mechanics and materials issues; flow assurance in oil & gas, chemical, and diversified manufacturing industries; atomization and sprays: examples from agriculture and general manufacturing; catastrophes, singularities, and consequence analysis: examples from free surface flows, polymer processing/VE flows, and pipelines.

To register for the 2019 P2SAC Spring Conferences and view the current agenda for each day, visit: https://engineering.purdue.edu/P2SAC/news/events/2019-p2sac-spring-conference-may7-9

Left: Dr. Ray Mentzer, Visiting Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering and Executive Director of P2SAC, addresses attendees of the 2018 P2SAC Spring conference.