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tial to develop a positive safety culture that remains constantly vigilant toward process safety risks.” www. and lighted the critical role played by senior managers in • identifying weaknesses in these systems using the process industries.K. This prompted a tion. Effective leadership is essen. Health and industries and raised awareness of the key risk control Safety Executive (HSE) has made process safety lead. the U. Accidents at Flixborough. • Companies should regularly and thoroughly t Previous page 4 Next Page u .K. As the so-called Baker Panel emphasized. Italy. causing see “Orchestrate An Effective Safety Culture. process safety management (PSM). an-effective-safety-culture/ and “Make Safety Second Bhopal India. • ensuring senior management actively supports Investigation of the 2005 explosion at BP’s Texas process safety through its investment strategy City. • thoroughly understanding major accident haz. nies. and 1980s led to tighter regulation of the process make-safety-second-nature/. [1]. systems. distress to those involved and massive costs to compa- ChemicalProcessing. many of the deficiencies it found are not limited to ards and key risk control systems. BP. refinery revealed a series of failings in and focus on the safety culture of the organiza. Seveso. targeted performance indicators.S. U. (For LEARNING FROM RECENT EVENTS details on how DuPont and Dow executives have Major accidents with multiple fatalities continue to established a strong safety culture in their companies. other processors certainly should ponder the • investigating process safety incidents and near following noteworthy comments in the report: misses to find the underlying causes. occur worldwide in the process industries. and Pasadena. fectively implemented and remain robust throughout tial leadership principles. ABB Consulting Major accidents such as those at Texas City • developing world-class safety management and Buncefield and in the Gulf of Mexico have including: the life of a facility. fundamental and independent review of the BP cor- • reinforcing the importance of safety by personal porate safety culture across its refining operations in example. in the 1970s Nature. systems needed to prevent such accidents.) The U..” www.Process Safety Begins In the Board Room Senior management should take six important steps By Graeme Ellis.ChemicalProcessing. Texas. Texas. accidents have increased recognition of the key role This article will explore the leadership failings of senior managers in ensuring these systems are ef- that contributed to recent major accidents and essen. Recent ership a key priority for high hazard industries.

leadership and culture. a massive explosion and fire at a fuel supervise major hazards. Personal safety metrics don’t provide an accurate indication of process safety. caused extensive primarily on finances. damage. resources or priority. Trips. The HSE and a cross-industry The Baker report highlighted the strong link between group carried out a thorough investigation and high.K. U. Edgar Schein [3] puts this lighted leadership failings as a major contributor [2]: succinctly: “Leaders create cultures by what they • Management systems relating to tank filling systematically pay attention to. allowing a gasoline tank to overfill and ultimately resulting in a LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES vapor cloud explosion. and apparent actually went on at the site. plant managers. toleration of significant deviations safety management systems did not reflect what from safe operating practices. it apparently focused storage terminal in Buncefield. Incident • Process safety leadership appeared to have suffered as a result of high turnover of refinery Slips. Personal Safety Very Serious sonal injury rates as an indication of acceptable Onsite process safety performance. • The panel found instances of lack of operating • W hat was set out in the safety report and the discipline.’s Chemical Industries Association has despite having been independently audited. Frequency tive. Consequences • Preventing process accidents demands vigilance.” were both deficient and not properly followed. performance. process safety did not get the support or sustain a high level of process safety required attention. Figure 1. summarized the behaviors expected for effective • A lack of engineering support from head office process safety leadership [4]: worsened the pressure on staff. Falls • A good process safety culture requires a posi. • board champion for process safety. The U. Process Safety People can forget to be afraid. • The operation lacked clear and positive process • BP has not demonstrated that it has effectively safety leadership with board-level involvement held executive management accountable for that should be at the core of managing a major process safety performance. • BP mistakenly interpreted improvement in per. • BP does not have a designated high-ranking leader for process safety. • BP has not provided effective process safety Major Consequence leadership and has not adequately established Offsite process safety as a core value. complacency toward serious process safety risks.K. trusting and open environment. evaluate their safety culture and performance of • The culture BETWEEN COMPARISON made keeping the process PERSONAL operating AND PROCESS SAFETY their PSM systems. Several layers of protection failed. hazard business. • The management board did not effectively In 2005.. • The company did not always ensure that ad- equate resources were appropriately allocated to the primary focus. ensuring t Previous page 5 Next Page u .

cross-industry approach to learning and sharing the lessons from incidents. elements. occur when several layers of protection have failed • identification and compliance with regulatory to prevent the escalation of an initial event. PROCESS SAFETY PYRAMID formance and set future priorities. only to be accidents in the process industries. which Figure 1 can be used to explain to all staff the differ. making presentations on major hazard risks. The and industry standards. explosion or toxic release. Improving PRACTICAL APPROACH FOR IMPROVEMENT process safety performance requires an effective A senior manager recognizing a poor process safety organization to maintain risk control systems and culture in the organization should take six steps. tion between two reactors. Five relate to process safety leadership: Process safety relates to serious events involving • leadership commitment and responsibility. stemmed from failure of a temporary pipe connec- ence between personal safety and process safety. have converged between the U. The Energy Institute’s PSM framework [5] has 20 ment focus and behavioral safety initiatives. These Many senior managers believe “safety” to be elements have been identified following serious under control based on falling injury rates. high-hazard industries: The key elements of effective PSM systems are Step 1. visit. Understand the approach needed for process well defined in several publications and generally safety. Tier 2: Loss of containment • visibility of board-level management. and • outward-looking company and board with Figure 2.S. managed in many companies by improved manage. release of energy. the explosion at Flixborough.. This has been successfully implications of any change. surprised by a serious fire.K. stress.. These events are rare and usually plus structure and resources to achieve them. led to “management of Personal safety is related to relatively frequent change” being a key PSM element. with minor consequences ing control rooms. Addressing lower-tier incidents is crucial for controlling higher-tier events. discussion at all board meetings to review per. For example. in 1974.g. Lagging Tier: Loss of containment with serious consequences ing the importance set by the board and the role of people at all levels in protecting against major hazards. Leading provements plan in place for ensuring continu- ous improvement. Tier 3: Demands on • use of effective leading and lagging process safety critical elements safety performance indicators (PSPIs) to allow board-level monitoring.K. Tier 4: Management System Indicators • board-endorsed formalized process safety im. to ensure the require- t Previous page 6 Next Page u . which are gleaned from experience gained across Step 2. U. and U. e. causes are varied and involve both immediate failings and underlying systems’ shortcomings. with the require- low-severity events generally associated with the ment to carry out an assessment of the potential behaviors of individuals. • communication of process safety policy. respond to any weaknesses identified. includ- a loss of containment of hazardous chemicals or a ing process safety policy and performance targets. Implement best practice PSM systems.

BP Grangemouth Scotland.” www. Schein. prevent.” Chemical Industries Assn.” • communication with stakeholders. Understand process safety risks. (2003)..C. London (2010). “Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries. H.S. E. including www. Hertfordshire On 11 December 2005.” health assurance. competency and “Orchestrate an Effective Safety Culture. ensuring the risk has a small facility storing flammable liquids. the organization and specific process safety hazards. et al. London (2007). Senior been reduced to an acceptable level. “Organizational Culture and Leadership.” BP. Baker.” HSE Books. Norwich.” Energy Institute.” HMSO. Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel. Sudbury. (2010). to make certain that current www.” 4 ed. London (2008). The scenarios should be available in safety Facilities in the process industries face a number reports or similar documents such as hazard and oper- of specific major accident hazard scenarios depending ability identifying key stakeholders plus understanding and addressing their issues and concerns. 4. Recommended Practice 754. 3. If this information is not available or is upon the nature of the substances they handle and out of date.Chemi- • workforce empower all staff in recognizing and managing second-nature/ process safety hazards. “High Level Framework for Process Safety Management. U. “The Report of the BP U..ChemicalProcessing. 29th May – 10th June 2000. 7. REFERENCES 1. trol systems. (2011). U. These are caused by known of process safety hazards using competent specialists.. 6.. managers should implement an independent review Senior managers must thoroughly understand the of the PSM system to identify and prioritize gaps and main risk scenarios of facilities they manage and remain departures from relevant good practice. D. to align. “Major Incident Investigation Report. RELATED CONTENT ON understood and satisfied. t Previous page 7 Next Page u . ments of applicable legislation are identified. placement. “Make Safety Second Nature. John Wiley. Usually. 2.” American Petroleum Institute.COM • employee selection. and “Achieve Continuous Safety Improvement. (2010). J. An effective PSM system should follow good initiating events such as failure of hardware or control practice requirements but must be tailored to reflect systems. control and mitigate these scenarios from tributes chlorine will have different procedures than escalating into a major accident.J. executives should initiate a thorough review their processing activities. involve and and new personnel can adequately handle their orchestrate-an-effective-safety-culture/ job responsibilities and are fit for work.K. CHEMICALPROCESSING. 5. N.K. or errors by operating or maintenance staff.ChemicalProcessing. plants rely on several layers of protection to A large manufacturing site that produces and dis. Hoboken. Hemel Hempstead. “Buncefield: Why Did It Happen? The Underlying Causes of the Explosion and Fire at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot. “Best Practice Guide: Process Safety Leadership in the Chemicals Industry. Washington. constantly vigilant to complacency toward the risk con- Step 3.

. provides a bubble-tight (no air bubbles detected with leak detection fluid) metal-to-metal seal between the holder inlet and rupture disc. as These reports have helped spur development of occurred in the Buncefield accident.S. near misses. temperatures and moisture conditions. HPX-PT (pre-torqued) or HPX Double Disc holders. These investigations should assess the Figure 2 shows a four-tier process safety pyramid immediate causes plus any underlying ones involved. Tantalum-lined HPX-PT holders are ideal for use on vessels or pipe spools having TEFLON or glass-lined flanges. process safety performance at its U. To learn more visit www.38 for liquid relief. to 3 in. They should have a competent special. storage tank. This reflects the principle that es that contributed to the incident because correcting responding to more frequent and less severe incidents these deficiencies will prevent similar incidents. refineries before An example of a process safety near miss is operation the Texas City accident.000 psig (138 barg). Higher pressures are now available in 1 in. cidents at the top of the pyramid. The new rupture disc reportedly provides lower maintenance cost. Rupture Disk Handles Corrosive Media The new HPX-Ta rupture disc from Continental Disc Corpora- tion is a Tantalum semicircular scored reverse-acting rupture disc designed for use in highly corrosive media. increased system productivity and greater reliability compared to alternate rupture disc types or materials. sizes with burst pressures up to 2. senior managers should ensure levels up to the board room. A key conclusion from the Texas City investiga- Examinations of major accidents often reveal prior tion [1] was “BP primarily used injury rates to measure similar near misses that were not effectively followed up. It’s compatible with the HPX Insert. nitric acid or sulfuric acid. refinery in 2003 [6] and the need to develop key potential exists for a serious fire or explosion if the same performance indicators for major hazards. the U. In certain concentrations. Step 4. Monitor process safety performance. Although no harm has Holder corrosion resistance can be enhanced by Tantalum lining or coating of the holder inlet and/or Tantalum coating of the holder outlet. toward the base can control rare process safety ac- Step 5.contdisc. The objective is to have the correct assessment of the potential for serious appropriate leading (predictive) and lagging (failure) consequences. HCL.29 for gas/vapor relief or 0. Investigate process safety incidents. Tantalum is frequently the only suitable rupture disc material for the application.K. A durable tapered sealing surface on the holder inlet that.” This reinforced a similar on demand of the high level trip on a flammable liquid conclusion following incidents at the BP Grangemouth. mended practice [7]. t Previous page 8 Next Page u . event happens and the high level trip fails to operate. indicators that are reported and assessed in a manner ist perform thorough analyses of all process safety similar to injury rates for personal safety. PSPIs to allow management of process safety at all After incidents. chlo- rine. based on an American Petroleum Institute recom- The aim should be to identify PSM system weakness. Flow optimization of the HPX holder and rupture disc assembly is characterized by best-in-class certified KR factors of 0. along with proper installation and handling. such as bromine.

” For example.chemicalprocessing.: human intervention prevented from becoming Sufficient — having enough data to trend t Previous page 9 Next Page u . ship principles outlined in this article to check that ecutives are seen and people believe they are serious they are doing all that can be reasonably expected. chair of the HSE. E-mail him at graeme. ing indicators. to find • W hat safety systems are out of service or over. stresses: safety performance and respond to warning signals. leaders should challenge staff at a facility posing Senior managers also should take the six key major hazards with questions such as: steps cited to improve process safety performance. limits or inspection recommendations? Warrington. Having set policies and declared They should treat this as a matter of urgency. UK. to pre- the importance of process safety to the organization. previous incident is no guarantee that one could not Senior managers must provide “felt leader. about process safety. Carry out site visits. and Senior managers must remain constantly vigilant to the Targeted — focusing on high risk systems. empt the soul searching that would follow a serious senior managers should “walk the talk.” As Judith Hackitt. They also should • Have you had any process safety incidents that be “SMART. The key challenge for an effective PSPI system is • Show me how you manage process safety to identify appropriate and risk-targeted tier-4 lead.e. “Process safety cannot be managed or led from the Executives should critically review the key leader- comfort of the boardroom. These should be based on investiga. • W hat process safety experience and expertise do Accurate — providing data that is accepted as a you have on site? true reflection. www. • W hat is the biggest process safety risk on site? Can you show me why the process is safe? • W hat measures can you show me that verify Share this eHandbook! proper management of process safety? • W hat independent assessment have you had to show you’re managing process safety properly? • Show me how you have learned from a recent major incident outside of the company. worse? Measurable — allowing efficient collection of data. • How many safety systems have activated recent- tion of process safety incidents that have highlighted ly? Why and what have you done about this? weaknesses in risk control systems. accident at one of their facilities. so it is essential to monitor process ship.” i. Leaders should re- recurrence? quire a thorough investigation of near misses. competence. Reliable — collecting data that the workforce LEADERSHIP MATTERS values. risk of a major accident at their I • W hat was the last serious process safety believe that ensuring a strong response to near misses incident and what has been done to prevent is the most important of these. happen tomorrow.” It is important that ex.ellis@gb. weaknesses in the overall process safety risk control ridden? systems and learnings that can be used to implement • W hat safety-critical equipment inspections or focused improvements. The lack of a Step 6. proof tests are overdue? • W hat equipment is running outside of design GRAEME ELLIS is principal lead consultant for ABB Consulting.

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Alternatively. Kingsley and David E. of your company’s safety policy. operation better than your own people. Firstly. the safety committee should • design basis for emergency systems and devices. you must • equipment arrangement. • process chemistry. appropriate departments. safety system. representatives from management. to your processes.Is Your Process Safety Documentation Adequate? Don’t wait for a safety audit or OSHA inspection to find out By Brian J. of documents currently available. • process hazard analysis (PHA).S. select a smaller “boutique” Additionally. Sec- the key documents common to most include: ondly. create a “basis of safety” document as a roadmap for • startup/shutdown operating procedures. Kaelin. outdated. Nearly every governing author. your approach to the design and management of the • normal operating procedures. and the National Fire Protec. Perform a gap analysis to define which docu- • upper and lower control limits. a site should carefully maintain — and engineering firm that can perform the work part time at periodically update or revalidate — documents pertain. ensuring your operations meet the intent • emergency procedures. in this management (PSM). a reduced cost. Prepare a list • ventilation design. Occupational Safety and Health documentation. article we’ll discuss how to assess and address process ity. start the process internally because no one knows your • plot plant. Administration (OSHA). and The best approach for any large undertaking is to • maintenance records. So. When resources are limited. and any other departments important • material safety data sheets (MSDS). Chilworth Global Process documentation and other process Of course. university about participating in a cooperative program t Previous page 11 Next Page u . health. You should start with the fundamentals. form a safety committee to manage the diverse • process description. aspects of overseeing collection of data and the creation • process flow diagram. Thirdly. the challenge is ensuring the information safety information (PSI) play a key role in process safety you have is adequate and remains that way. outsourcing the technical drawings to a local engineer- • materials of construction. Members should include • piping and instrumentation drawing (P&ID). However. including the U. tion Association. segment it into manageable pieces. and If the resources for document preparation (in terms • accident/incident investigation reports. quality control. even if they’re old or • emergency planning. of time or cost) are a factor. safety of employees and their work environment. Sr. consider contacting a local ing to life safety and building structural design.. The safety commit- Supporting documents may include: tee should delegate individual document ownership to • material and energy balance. as well as insurance providers require senior management should prepare a safety mission process safety documentation. manufacturing. of required documentation. maintenance. • consequence of process deviation. • management-of-change procedure. safety and en- • electrical area classification drawing. statement and safety policy that commits them to the While requirements differ slightly among industries. engineering. ing firm is a common approach. vironmental. ments are missing.

In addition. OSHA PSM requires PHA reports to Many companies maintain their documents electroni. document control coordinator is much underappreci. elements. like facility siting. These retention practices Numerous references describe formats that should be make sense for non-OSHA processes as well. sometimes inadvertently use outdated documents. to uncover potential hazard scenarios caused by hu- The OSHA PSM regulation requires a plant to keep man factors. OSHA PSM requirements for covered processes or human factors often are covered by a specific check- good engineering practice for noncovered ones. plied. include a description of how facility siting was consid- cally with date stamps and expiration notices to ensure ered. process. Unfortunately. Ensure retention is important to the periodic PHA revalidation the students are well supervised to make the most of process and management of process changes to ensure their four to six months with you. These studies could be follow-up activi- the PHA and subsequent revalidations for the life of the ties recommended by the initial PHA study. Managers and engineers can spend rials will require additional efforts such as consequence hours looking for missing documents and. The PHA report must contain a number of ments needed. Siting checklists such as those of the for “as built” documentation is time critical not only CCPS are good tools for siting considerations but the for process troubleshooting but also for process hazard checklists alone may not provide enough detail about assessment. we recommend leading to lost time and potential rework. list. The requirement follow-up activities. Accepted Good Engineering Practices) OSHA may in. consider hazard and terpret the quality of documentation against the CCPS operability studies (HAZOPs) and job safety analysis recommendations.for third. safety-critical findings and recommendations for only the latest information is utilized. let’s look at a PHA. employees as well as the discharge from emergency relief To illustrate what’s involved in developing appropri. and capital project findings. the OSHA PSM regulation error of omission” or “human error of commission” doesn’t specify the need for or format of a formal PHA throughout the worksheet (in the “cause” column) report but does require documentation of the effort. engineers. as de. management of change. Discussion of these is another Spreadsheet-like worksheets alone don’t suffice to meet OSHA-PSM-required element. the site must document all follow- up activities stemming from PHA recommendations REPORT FORMAT and retain the documentation. The PHA report should t Previous page 12 Next Page u .and fourth-year engineering students. Facility siting. store them in a centralized secure loca. analysis and risk analysis and their results documented ly. In to demonstrate and document consideration of these addition. that new un-assessed hazards aren’t introduced. mechanics. safety hazard scenarios regardless of how a scenario is The PHA is a key part of the overall PSI of a identified. the report must indicate where these hazards exist and how they are managed. management and others. under RAGAGEP (Recognized and Generally human factors for operators. Also. OSHA expects a plant to specifically address ated and often is critical to minimizing mistakes and hazards associated with the location of buildings and lost efficiencies. Consistently use phrases such as “human process. PHA DOCUMENTATION Human factors. equipment. or referenced in the PHA report. Once you’ve got current versions of all the docu. unfortunate. The role of a including dedicated paragraphs on these. In addition. a site should specifically consider tailed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ human factors in the PHA worksheets for process Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). tion where they are accessible to those who need them. Such used for a technical report. Regardless of hazard assessment method ap- ate documentation. It’s possible that some highly hazardous mate- implementation.

follow-up and closure. All PHA worksheets edited by the PHA leader the appendices — but specify scope limitations in this and scribe and approved by the PHA team. etc. failure mode and effects analysis. routine operation and non-routine activities. t Previous page 13 Next Page u . and HAZOP. It then describes detailed consequence analysis and release model- the content to follow. method. A complete action-item listing with enough detail eration covered. engineering. and the study objectives. with the highest risk. preliminary nature of findings and that the assigned tion referencing pertinent detailed PSI such as the activities will lead to a risk management plan for operating procedures. Follow the Point out how utilities were considered because they are independent reader (six month) rule: “…include enough an important source of common fault causes for process detail in each recommendation so that you can grasp upset scenarios. This section most commonly contains mentation study or conversations with team members. Categorize meeting the requirements of the OSHA PSM regula. In most cases. goals.” “boiler-plate” text and covers the method(s) used to 3. Note if this study targets multiple issues such operations. unit tion or corporate or site process safety standards or operation or recommendation area (maintenance. Action items may include if any. number of assigned groups or individuals is kept to Introduction. business and operability or list intolerable level risks with associated action only safety ones.follow this general style because it covers a scientific describes OSHA-approved methods such as checklists. Detail the risk rankings as well limited to one or two pages. Explain how safeguard reliability was evaluated. This section. The report must have a title page. Explain the risk assessment technique specific to site needs. This begins with a description of what a reasonable number such as three or four. PSI references (include date and version). Consider including a listing of the modes of op. process flow diagrams. which generally is and likelihood levels. It typically • equipment files on items within the PHA scope. What is intolerable will vary from company to specify consequence levels and likelihood ratings. detail the process scope analysis. Export tables from the PHA worksheets and limitations. environmental. section. P&IDs. including scope. Refer. such as process node. emergency to allow those responsible for closure to understand shutdown. to company and generally is risk-matrix specific. such as with the most critical recommendations. this Tracking of follow-up activities will be easier if the section is written last. including pertinent consequence descriptors Executive summary. who. 2. Detail all the most section is used to summarize those discovered scenarios. Here. shutdown. list the team partici- ology.). or quantitative risk Scope and objective. what-if. when and how. method used to assess process hazards. table of method is applicable to this PHA with supporting refer- contents and pertinent document-control identifiers ences to the PSI. Such a plan may include and MSDS for the process chemicals. If the PHA uses risk ranking. time schedule allowances. If risk ranking is used. such as: analyze the process and identify hazards. although individuals may be specified. The executive summary specific follow-up assignments. including a short process descrip. important team findings. findings by major topic. what. where. ing. as safety. such as startup. Also. to process description documentation in 1. each issue and make appropriate responses. Stress the the report addresses. applied. The key sections of a PHA report include: We recommend including some discussion of why the General. recommendations. such as action an overview of the report. layers of protection analysis. the issues after a time delay without additional docu- Methodology. most commonly for is where you will find the answers to basic questions of departments. significant findings and the most important pants with their experience and titles here. provides management with as actions required for each risk ranking. Appendices. These should include: as appropriate. this Findings and conclusions. Describe specific guidelines used items.

• list of study “nodes” or other process subdivisions. Even the largest compa- allows a reader to easily grasp the important hazards nies often find gaps in their data due to a multitude of associated with your process and understand the reasons from office relocations to staff changes. work falling off the radar screen. shortcomings. PHA worksheets alone won’t suf. Yet. and of your facility. blending. the IND560x provides control and connectivity for weighing processes that must occur in explosive atmospheres. It’s critical to have a formal PHA report that readily accessible at all times. The resources required to consistently update and consulting and training services. DeviceNet. Princeton. is a process safety specialist for Chil- MANAGING THE PROCESS worth Global. the earlier you’ll be able to address any potential develop a report that stands the test of time. The path forward to ensure appropriate risk manage. documentation and records in evaluating the safety • process material and energy balances. and 4-20mA analog output as well as the standard RS232 and RS485. filling. Weighing Terminal Suits Hazardous Areas The Mettler-Toledo IND560x intrinsically safe weighing terminal is ideal for process control in hazardous areas. and more. BRIAN J. including active solid state outputs. this allows for communication via Ethernet TCP/IP. tional agency relies heavily on a review of available • P&IDs. This intrinsically safe weighing terminal has several internal discrete I/O options. which permit direct control of automatic and semi-automatic processes fully within hazardous areas. sooner you evaluate the current status of your documen- ment.J. life safety • standard operating procedures. Profibus. Ethernet IP. E-mail them at dkaelin@chilworthglobal. at Chilworth Global. dation and auditing. For more information. ing your process safety documentation up-to-date and fice. Senior.J. The IND560x platform also can be programmed to support completely custom applications. an auditor or a jurisdic- • standard operating conditions. Simple PLC integration and network access into the hazardous are available via the ACM500 safe area communi- cation module. DAVID E. specifically. top We can’t sufficiently stress the importance of hav- In summary. The pointers provided should enable you to and bkingsley@ related to process safety sometimes result in this chilworthglobal. Accompanying software includes weight monitoring. effectively manage all the documents and paperwork N. Princeton. • MSDS for process chemicals and utility materials. Approved for FM Division 1 and ATEX Zone 1 and 21 classified areas. Furthermore. revali. set point control. KINGSLEY is manager. AB RIO. N. industrial sites • process flow diagram and written process handling and processing hazardous materials always description. visit if applicable to scope. The IND560x is a full-featured process control weighing instru- must give process safety and. t Previous page 14 Next Page u . KAELIN.

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