A scenario recently came up in one of our HAZOP / LOPA studies that made me question how well our industry risk assesses utility systems.
You never know when a smile will turn into a long-lasting memory, but I guarantee you that engaging a screen for hours will not make it to your Top Ten Favorite Memories list when you are 20 or 30 or 50 or 70. Memories are made in real life.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller The personal significance of the above quote from one of my favorite movies has evolved since my high school days. In high school, Ferris’ wisdom was a good reminder to get my head…
One of the challenges in relief valve sizing is ensuring the stability of the relief valve.
Do you remember the last time you betrayed someone or let someone down by not meeting your commitments? Was it missing or cancelling a lunch date? Was it telling a little white lie? Was it omitting part of the truth? Was it choosing something or someone different for the sake of variety? Was it staying…
A pressure relief device is the last layer of defense in chemical plants, refineries, and upstream facilities. Documentation of relief system design is required by OSHA to ensure safe plant operation.
An important part of Process Safety Information (PSI) is verifying your Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Electrical Area Classification (EACs), and Facility Sitings are current and accurate.
The point of education is not just to learn facts or be able solve math problems, but to develop skills that make us better, more well-rounded individuals. So, with that said, the next time that a recent college or high school graduate complains about having had to learn, “things they will never use again,” remind them that the critical thinking and reasoning skills that they developed are more important than the actual information they had to study.
I keep hearing and reading how pessimistic and apathetic we are as a society. I have really started paying attention to what I see and hear through media, family, and friends. Sometimes we don’t realize when our thoughts, words, and actions turn toxic. It is a full-time job to keep the toxicity at bay and…
The benefits of trying drone technology far outweigh the risks, and with ever increasing pressure on cutting costs, drones provide a unique opportunity to improve productivity and deliver cost savings.