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2018 P2SAC Spring Conference - May 9-10

2018 P2SAC Spring Conference - May 9-10

Event Date: May 9, 2018
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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Wednesday, May 9 (day prior to the conference)

  • 6:00 pm Pre-conference dinner (Industrial members, guests, and faculty)
    Location: Four Points by Sheraton West Lafayette
    1600 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette, IN, 47906

Thursday, May 10, FRNY 3059

  • 7:30-8:00 Coffee, tea, and light snacks

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction to P2SAC

  • 8:00-8:10 Osman Basaran (Professor of ChE and Academic Director P2SAC, Purdue): Welcome, opening remarks, and agenda
  • 8:10-8:30 Ray Mentzer (Visiting Professor of ChE and Executive Director P2SAC, Purdue): Broadening the number and scope of P2SAC projects via PhD, MS, and UG student participation and industry mentoring; undergraduate/graduate course on process safety management; new P2SAC initiatives and activities

Session 2: Quantitative and Simulation-Driven Approaches to Process Safety (Moderator: O. Basaran)

  • 8:30-9:10 Prasad Goteti (Honeywell): Proof testing safety instrumented systems

  • 9:10-10:00 Carl Laird (Professor of ChE, Purdue): (a) Systems engineering and optimization techniques for improved safety and security of critical infrastructure and process industries; (b) Gas detector placement in petrochemical and chemical facilities
  • 10:00-10:15 Coffee and snack break

Session 3: Government and Trade Organizations; Batteries and Nanotechnology (Moderator: R. Mentzer)

  • 10:15-10:45 Kristen Kulinowski (CSB): Driving chemical safety change: the Chemical Safety Board’s first 20 years
  • 10:45-11:15 Joe Dettinger (SOCMA): ChemStewards

  • 11:15-11:40 Vilas Pol (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Battery safety by materials design and control
  • 11:40-12:00 Letian Dou (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Lead-containing halide perovskites nanomaterials for energy harvesting and related safety issues
  • 12:00-1:00 Catered lunch for participants (industrial reps, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and other guests)

Session 4: Hazard Analysis (Moderator: O. Basaran)

  • 1:00-1:30 Edward Marszal (Kenexis): Open source data schema for process safety

  • 1:30-2:00 Ashok Dastidar (Fauske & Assoc): Minimum ignition energy (MIE) of dust clouds

Session 5: Safety in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Manufacturing (Moderator: R. Mentzer)

  • 2:00-2:30 Jeffrey Sperry (Pfizer): Inherently safer process design

  • 2:30-3:00 Stan Kolis (Eli Lilly): Early phase thermal hazards assessments at Eli Lilly
  • 3:00-3:30 Qinglin Su (ChE student/postoc of Prof. Zoltan Nagy, Purdue): Robust fault-tolerant control for continuous direct compaction and runaway reactions
  • 3:30-3:45 Refreshment break

Session 6: PTD, Reaction Engineering and Catalysis (Moderator: O. Basaran)

  • 3:45-4:15 Raj Gounder (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Prevention through catalyst design for applications in the petrochemical industry

Session 7: Consequence Analysis, Flow Assurance, and Separations (Moderator R. Mentzer)

  • 4:15-4:45 George Harriott (Air Products): Liquid storage tanks: containment dike design

  • 4:45-5:15 David Harvey (ChE graduate student of Prof. Linda Wang, Purdue): Economical and environmentally sound technology for producing rare earth elements and others from coal fly ash
  • 5:15-5:45 Vishrut Garg (ChE graduate student of Prof. Osman Basaran, Purdue): Coalescence and flow assurance
  • 5:45-5:50 Short break

Session 8: Discussion (Moderators: R. Mentzer and O. Basaran)

  • 5:50-6:20 Open discussion

  • 6:20 Adjournment (dinner to follow - see below)

  • 7:00 pm After conference dinner and discussion (Industrial members, guests, and faculty)
    Location: La Scala Italian Restaurant
    312 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
    (765) 420-8171