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Webinar: Beyond siting studies: Using advanced modelling techniques to resolve PHA action items

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August 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT


August 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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About The Webinar

Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) are assessments conducted by asset managers and operators that help in making decisions to improve safety in a facility. These assessments are conducted in the design, operation, and modification of processes to reduce the potential of unintended hazardous releases. Many times, however, these qualitative assessments need to be evaluated further with quantitative assessments to better assert mitigation strategies.

This webinar covered a few examples of how PHA items are evaluated further using advanced modeling techniques in LNG facilities. Using 2D and 3D modeling tools allows asset stakeholders to better plan and prepare for plant activities while taking the necessary mitigation measures to reduce operational risk.


About The Speakers

Kees Van Wingerden

Chief Technical Officer of Gexcon AS

Kees holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway and MSc from the Delft University of Netherlands. He has 43 years of experience related to gas and dust explosions. He has also been involved in numerous accident investigations. He is heavily involved in standardization work and has written numerous articles on explosion safety. At the 16th International Loss Prevention Symposium 2019, Kees received an award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of process safety from the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC).


Drew Botwinick

Managing Risk Engineer of Gexcon US

Drew Botwinick has been performing quantitative safety studies for the past 10 years. He has broad experience working with quantifying the consequences of major hazards in various types of Oil and Gas facilities across the world in different regulatory contexts. Drew has published and presented several papers on process safety. More recently, his work has focused on LNG siting studies and QRAs in the US domestic market.


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