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2017 P2SAC Spring Conference - May 3rd

2017 P2SAC Spring Conference - May 3rd

Event Date: May 3, 2017
Hosted By: Purdue Process Safety & Assurance Center (P2SAC)
Location: Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
Contact Name: Osman Basaran
Contact Phone: (765) 494-4061
Contact Email:
Priority: No
School or Program: Chemical Engineering
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Large turnout of sponsors and other interested parties, including research updates and other technical presentations.


Tuesday, May 2 (day prior to the conference)

Wednesday, May 3
FRNY 3059

  • 7:30-7:45 Coffee, tea, and light snacks

  • 7:45-8:00 Osman Basaran (Professor of ChE and Academic Director P2SAC, Purdue): Welcome and opening remarks, status of P2SAC, interplay between research and teaching of safety in the School of Chemical Engineering, and agenda

  • 8:00-8:25 Ray Mentzer (Visiting Professor of ChE and Executive Director P2SAC, Purdue): Broadening the number and scope of P2SAC projects and undergraduate/graduate course on process safety management

  • 8:25-8:45 Bryan Boudouris (Professor of ChE, Director of Professional MS Program, Purdue): Professional Masters Program in the School of Chemical Engineering

  • 8:45-9:30 Prasad Goteti (Honeywell): Key performance indicators (KPIs) for installed SIS

  • 9:30-9:55 David Moore (AcuTech): Latest developments in inherently safer technology

  • 9:55-10:05 Bryan Boudouris (Professor of ChE): Overview of research

  • 10:10-10:25 Coffee and snack break

  • 10:20-11:10 Carl Laird (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Systems engineering and optimization techniques for improved safety and security of critical infrastructure and process industries [New and old projects]
  • 11:10-11:55 Zoltan Nagy (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Robust fault-tolerant control for continuous direct compaction and runaway reactions [New and old projects]

  • 11:55-12:40 Catered lunch for participants (industrial reps, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and other guests)

  • 12:40-1:20 Raj Gounder (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Prevention through catalyst design for applications in the petrochemical industry [New project]

  • 1:20-2:05 George Harriott (Air Products): Liquid storage tanks: containment dike design
    [Also guest lecture with educational component on safety in graduate elective ChE 697B (“Finite element analysis”)]

  • 2:05-2:30 Jim Reisz (ExxonMobil): Use of non-intrinsically safe mobility devices in classified

  • 2:30-2:55 Ashok Dastidar (Fauske & Assoc): Brief review of dust explosion test methodologies – peaks and pitfalls

  • 2:55-3:05 Refreshment break

  • 3:05-3:45 Linda Wang (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Economical and environmentally sound technology for producing rare earth elements and others from coal fly ash [New project]

  • 3:45-4:15 Osman Basaran (Professor of ChE and Academic Director P2SAC, Purdue): Coalescence and flow assurance [New project]

  • 4:15-4:40 Arvind Varma and Vilas Pol (Professors of ChE, Purdue): Mechanistic evaluation of thermal runaway in rechargeable batteries

  • 4:40-4:45 Short break

  • 4:45-6:15 Prognosis and outlook: discussion of industry needs, and new and future center projects (panel discussion and informal remarks by new members)

  • 6:15 Adjournment (dinner to follow - see below)

  • 6:45 pm After conference dinner (Industrial members and faculty)
    Location: Thai Essence
    1534 Win Hentschel Blvd, W. Lafeyette, IN 47906
    (765) 269-9380