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Purdue Process Safety and Assurance Center (P2SAC)

2019 Spring Conference

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Day 2 of 3) - WALC B058

  • 7:15-8:00  Coffee, tea, and pastries

  • 8:00-8:15  Osman Basaran, Academic Director of P2SAC, Purdue: Welcome, overview, and history and mission/goals of P2SAC

  • 8:15-8:30  Ray Mentzer, Executive Director of P2SAC, Purdue: Welcome and P2SAC growing project portfolio

  • 8:30-9:00  Raj Gounder, Professor, Purdue: Prevention through design and heterogeneous catalysis

  • 9:00-9:30  Carl Laird, Professor, Purdue: Systems approach to protection of critical infrastructure including leak detector placement in chemical and petrochemical facilities

  • 9:30-10:00  Tony Downes, Honeywell: The case for enterprise digital twins for PS and EHS

  • 10:00-10:20  Coffee break and group photos

  • 10:20-10:45  Katie Mulligan, Dow: Investigation of a polymeric resin deflagration using advanced calorimetric techniques

  • 10:45-11:10  Amy Theis, DEKRA: Applying lessons of reactive chemical incident case studies to your operations

  • 11:10-11:35  Qiang Yang, Dow Agro/Corteva: Topic - Reactive chemicals

  • 11:35-11:50  Rhonda Schmidt, P66: Overview on opportunities for safety training and networking

  • 11:50-12:10  Bruce Vaughen, CCPS: An Overview of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and the Risk Analysis Screening Tool (RAST) Software

  • 12:10-1:15  Lunch at Purdue Memorial Union (South Ballroom)

  • 1:15-1:40  Greg Rodway, Marsh: Do your front line leaders get it? Building process safety leadership skills

  • 1:40-2:05  Kenneth Tague, ADM: The challenge of combustible dust

  • 2:05-2:30  Scott Davis, GEXCON: Importance of properly designing dust explosion protection systems:  case study:  2014 Georgia Pacific Corrigan facility fire and explosion

  • 2:30-2:55  Greg Miscik, Endress+Hauser: Truck loading incident - analysis and solution

  • 2:55-3:15  Sopuru Ezenwa, Graduate student, Purdue: Academic & industrial lab safety project (a CISTAR / P2SAC collaboration)

  • 3:15-3:30  Break: coffee, sodas, and light snacks

  • 3:30-3:55  Brad Fuller, AcuTech: Facility siting – types of analysis and use/interpretation of results

  • 3:55-4:20  Ed Marszal et al, Kenexis: Updates on Kenexis Sponsored MS Research Projects: (a) Completed Project – Standard PHA Data Structures, (b) Upcoming Project – Optimal Number of CFD Scenarios for Gas Detector Placement, and (c) Upcoming Project – Improving Hazard Understanding with PHA Gamification.

  • 4:20-4:45  Vilas Pol, Professor, Purdue: Designing Safer Batteries via Materials Architectures and Multimode Calorimetry

  • 4:45-5:05  Steve Son, Purdue Energetics Research Center: An overview of energetic materials research at Purdue

  • 5:05-5:25  Eric Dietz and Joe Pekny, Professors, Purdue: Cybersecurity and hydrocarbon processing facilities (a CISTAR/P2SAC joint project)

  • 5:30  Conference wrap-up

  • 6:30  Dinner at Purdue Memorial Union (South Ballroom)