Process Safety Course

May 28-29, 2012
Calgary, Alberta

September 17-18, 2012
Toronto, Ontario


This two-day course is intended to introduce the technical and working concepts of process safety to engineering, safety and management professionals who are engaged in process design or plant operations. Numerous case studies and class breakout exercises are used to convey the meaning and importance of an integrated approach to process safety in high hazard operations.


Brian D. Kelly, PEng, MCIC is the principal of BriRisk Consulting Ltd. of Calgary AB. A chemical engineer by training, he has over 35 years of experience in engineering, operations and process safety in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. He is active in the process safety community in both the US and Canada where he has conducted numerous audits, incident investigations and process safety courses. He is also a part-time staff consultant with the Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

  • Introduction
  • Accident Theory and Model
  • Loss of Containment
  • Physical and Process Hazards
  • Runaway Reactions
  • Fire
  • Explosion
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Dust
  • Equipment Failure
  • Human Factors

Day 2
  • Inherently Safer Designs
  • Engineering Practices
  • Plant and Equipment Layout
  • Facility Siting
  • Relief and Blowdown
  • Circuit Isolation
  • Electrical Area Classification
  • Instrumentation and Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Fire Protection
  • Process Safety Management
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Hazard Assessment and Risk Analysis
  • Operating Procedures and Training
  • Management of Change
  • Pre-Startup Safety Review
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Management Review and Continuous Improvement

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