- The Design, Development and Scale-Up of Safe Chemical Processes and Operations
- 30.09.2009 - 02.10.2009
- The Nassau Inn - Princeton
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A 3 day seminar for chemists and engineers given by
Who Should Attend?
Process R&D Chemists, Production Chemists, Chemical Engineers and anyone whose responsibilities include safety or risk assessment of chemical processes or building safety into chemical process scale-up.
Developing safe processes is of paramount importance to any chemical company. Exothermic chemical reactions in batch and semi- batch processes can result in serious injury to people and plant if they get out of control. Results of thermal runaways include violent loss of containment, possibly explosion and the release of flammable or toxic materials to the environment.
Employers are bound by Health & Safety legislation to ensure the safety of their employees and those outside their employment who might be affected by their activities. Chemical manufacturers must therefore be aware of all potential dangers in their processes and take steps to eliminate them. The best approach is to design safety into the process from the start.
Often, the first sign of loss of control over a reaction is a reduction in yield or in the quality of the product. Thus safety, quality and profitability are all interlinked.
This seminar is designed to enhance the awareness of chemists and engineers regarding hazard issues. Utilizing the expertise of the chemists and chemical engineers at Chilworth Technology and Scientific Update, it will consider hazard control of new chemical processes throughout their development cycle: from early development through to full-scale production. Hazards can often be eliminated by appropriate choice of reagent or synthetic route at the R&D stage. Where this is not possible, techniques exist to quantify the hazards so that robust engineering solutions can he applied in production.
- To train chemists and engineers in efficient methods for developing safe, low cost, robust processes for the manufacturer of fine organic chemicals in the minimum amount of time
- To improve the awareness of chemists on the principles of scale-up and development, in chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation and in the latest techniques for the optimization of processes
- To learn from the experience (and mistakes) of others by examining case studies from industry
What you leave with…
- The ability to identify any significant sources of hazard in existing processes or development plans
- An understanding of the latest techniques for assessing risk, and measuring and quantifying chemical process hazards in the work place
- An understanding of the established best practice to reduce the hazard resulting from exothermic reaction systems with a particular emphasis on emergency relief design
The Process Lifecycle
Where hazards arise – a review of reported incidents involving runaway reactions and current legislation
Techniques for safe process design and optimisation
Chemical hazards assessment strategy
Fundamental principles of scale-up and reaction runaway
Identification of highly energetic materials
Small scale screening tests for liquids, mixtures and powders
Reaction characterization through calorimetry
Discussion and Close of Day 1
Reprise of Day 1
Characterisation of runaway reactions using adiabatic calorimetry
Flammability issues associated with chemical manufacture (including a brief discussion of electrostatic hazards)
Tour of Chilworth Technology Laboratories
Reprise of Day 2
Selection of Safety Measures and Case Study
Emergency relief venting methodology
Relief system case studies
Process control considerations (safety critical systems, Safety Instrumented Systems, ISA S84.01/IEC 61508/11, equipment reliability and maintenance)
Summary and conclusions
- Course Fee:
- Multi Discount:
- SAVE 5% for 2 attendees and 15% for 3 attendees
- The Nassau Inn - Website
- Ten Palmer Square
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- New Jersey
The Nassau Inn Hotel is an historic hotel located in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey since 1756. The 203 guest rooms and specialty suites are traditionally furnished. Palmer Square is a collection of shops, restaurants, offices and residences surrounding the Town Green and the Nassau Inn. This location is a prime spot for exploring the Princeton University campus or taking a scenic walking tour.
The hotel is holding standard rooms for us at a discounted rate. Scientific Update is contractually obligated to certain financial goals with the hotel. Your reservation is greatly appreciated, as it helps to meet our agreement. Please make your reservation soon in order to secure the reduced group rate.
The hotel is easily accessible for delegates arriving by air or by car. Please see www.nassauinn.com for further information.