June 7, 2023
11:15AM - 12:15PM
Risky Business: Ensuring a Safe Design in High-Risk Environments
Jacqueline Unzueta, Project Engineer, Kurary
A designer’s mandate places paramount importance on process safety. However, major incidents in the chemical industry continue to occur due to deficient process designs. The design process is inherently prone to errors, but what are the most prevalent design errors observed in past incidents? How can designers learn from these errors to ensure a safe design, especially in high-risk environments? This presentation will pro- vide insight into design-related incidents, identify potential pitfalls in the design process, and share recommendations to prevent major incidents from occurring.
Since process design concerns all departments at a plant, this discussion aims to be inclusive by sharing methods every team could use to build confidence during capital projects and collectively strengthen its safety culture.