2020 AIChE Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS

March 29-April 2, 2020
Hoston, Texas

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will host their 2020 Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS on March 29-April 2, in Houston, Texas. The objectives of this conference are to share new developments, lessons learned, and best practices in process safety, risk analysis and loss prevention.

Nineteen professionals spanning multiple practice areas have contributed their expertise to the technical program. Exponent staff members presenting papers and chairing technical sessions spanning topics including fire and explosion consequence analyses, LNG safety, human factors, green energy technologies, and process safety management.

Keynotes

Tuesday, March 31

Natural Gas and LNG Industry: Its Growth and Future Challenges – Harri Kytomaa PhD, PE, CFEI, FASME

Short Courses

Sunday, March 29

Dust Explosion Dynamics – Russ Ogle PhD, PE, CSP, CFEI, Mike Stern PhD, PE, CFEI and Sean O’Hern PhD, PE, CFEI, LEED AP

Understanding and Improving Human Reliability through Written Procedures and Other Job Aids – Trey Morrison PhD, PE, CPSP, Sunil Lakhiani PhD, PE, CSP, and Chason J. Coelho PhD, CSP, CFI

Symposia Chairs

9th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSMM) forum – Jessica M. Morris PhD, Vice-Chair

Session Chairs and Co-Chairs

Monday, March 30

Tutorials in LPS I and II: Connecting Mechanical Integrity to Consequences – Trey Morrison PhD, PE, Chair

Developments in Bio-Petrochemicals – Mike Stern PhD, PE, CFEI, Chair

Topical Conference on Gas Utilization: LNG Safety – Chris Buehler PhD, PE, Chair

Advances in Hydroprocessing – Taylor Sulmonetti PhD, Co-Chair

GCPS Poster Session – David C. Hietala PhD, Co-Chair

Tuesday, March 31

Engineered Safeguards: Pressure Relief and Safety Instrumented Systems I and II– Trey Morrison PhD, PE, Chair

CCPS Tutorials in Process Safety II: The Tenets of Vision 20/20 – Are you Seeing Clearly? – Matt Walters PhD, PE, Co-Chair

CCPS Tutorials in Process Safety I: The Tenets of Vision 20/20 – Focus on Process Safety– Brenton Cox PhD, PE, Co-Chair

Topical Conference on Refinery Processing: Revamps, Operability, Reliability I – Chris Buehler PhD, PE, Co-Chair

Controls and Digitalization Technology – Claudio Vilas Boas Favero PhD, Co-Chair

Wednesday, April 1

Beyond Compliance in Both Covered and Non-Covered Facilities – Sean Dee PhD, PE, CFEI, Co-Chair.

Topical Conference on Refinery Processing: Revamps, Operability, Reliability II – Chris Buehler PhD, PE, Co-Chair

Advances in Catalysis I and II – Taylor Sulmonetti PhD, Co-Chair

Process Control Monitoring and Analytics I and II – Harry Watson PhD, Co-Chair

Presentations

Monday, March 30

10:30 am, Is It Time for an Overhaul? Deciding between Short-Term and Long-Term Solutions in Aging Infrastructure – Sean Dee PhD, PE, CFEI, Brenton Cox PhD, PE, Matthew Walters PhD, PE, and Russ Ogle PhD, PE

1:30 pm, Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis for Retrofitting a Biorefinery – Taylor Sulmonetti PhD, Sean Dee PhD, PE, CFEI, and David C. Hietala PhD

1:30 pm, Practical Limitations and Considerations for Large Scale CO2 Abatement Systems – Mike Stern PhD, PE, CFEI, Natalie Johnson PhD, and Christopher Lyons PhD

4:00 pm, Vapor Dispersion: How Safe is Your Safety Factor? – Jessica M. Morris PhD, Ryan J. Hart PhD, PE, and Trey Morrison PhD, PE

Tuesday, March 31

9:06 am, Use of Nonsmooth Models and Generalized Derivatives to Improve the Robustness of Process Simulations – Harry Watson PhD, and Achim Wechsung PhD

11:00 am, Conditions Where Asphaltene Destabilization are not Detected in the Laboratory but Could Still Lead to Surface Fouling – Claudio Vilas Boas Favero PhD, and Zachary C. Owens, PhD, PE

Wednesday, April 1

8:00 am, Patentable or Infringing? An Overview of Patent infringement and Validity Concepts for Researchers and Innovators – Mike Stern PhD, PE, CFEI, Sarah Parker PhD, and Harri Kytomaa PhD, PE, CFEI, FASME

10:45 am, Using Process Safety Principles to Mitigate the Hazards of Battery Energy Storage Systems – May Yen PhD, Alfonso F. Ibarreta PhD, PE, CFEI, and Sergio Mendoza PhD, and Timothy Myers PhD, PE, CFEI, CFI

2:15 pm, Distillation Column Explosion – Brenton Cox PhD, PE, Russ Ogle PhD, PE, and David C. Hietala PhD

Poster Session – Monday, March 30

Incident Investigation is Not Root Cause Analysis – David C. Hietala PhD, Brenton Cox PhD, PE, and Russ Ogle PhD, PE

Examining the HHFT Changes 5 Years in: Evaluating the Risk Reduction – Ryan J. Hart PhD, PE, Jessica M. Morris PhD, and Trey Morrison PhD, PE

Best Practices for Performing a Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis – Sean O’Hern PhD, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, Mike Stern PhD, PE, CFEI, Alfonso F. Ibarreta, PhD, PE, CFEI, and Timothy Myers PhD, PE, CFEI, CFI

How the Field of Human Factors Helps Solve the Riddle of Serious Injuries and Fatalities – Chason J. Coelho PhD, CSP, CFI, Sunil Lakhiani PhD, PE, CSP, and Trey Morrison PhD, PE

Exponent is a proud exhibitor of the 2020 AIChE Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS. Meet our experts at booth # 103.

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