Design, development and scale-up of safe chemical processes and operations

20 February 2023 13:00 - 24 February 2023 17:00

The course has been specially divided up over 5 days on line and the timings are UK time (GMT)

Monday, February 20| 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm GMT
Tuesday, February 21| 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm GMT
Wednesday, February 22 | 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm GMT
Thursday, February 23 | 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm GMT 
Friday, February 24 | 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm GMT

We will be using an Online platform where you will be able to listen to the tutors and view their slides.  A course manual will be sent via pdf before the course begins.  There will be a chance to ask questions during the course and intereactive sessions.

More about the course itself……

Developing safe processes is of paramount importance to any chemical company. Exothermic chemical reactions in batch and semi- batch processes can result in serious injury to people and plant if they get out of control. Results of thermal runaways include violent loss of containment, possibly explosion and the release of flammable or toxic materials to the environment.

Employers are bound by Health & Safety legislation to ensure the safety of their employees and those outside their employment who might be affected by their activities. Chemical manufacturers must therefore be aware of all potential dangers in their processes and take steps to eliminate them. The best approach is to design safety into the process from the start.

Often, the first sign of loss of control over a reaction is a reduction in yield or in the quality of the product. Thus safety, quality and profitability are all interlinked.

The third day of the course focuses on plant protection and safety systems designed to prevent or protect against runaway reaction scenarios. This includes extensive discussion and workshops on process control strategies and emergency relief system design for two-phase relief using DIERS methodology.

The course makes extensive use of case studies to help embed principles and key learning points such that attendees leave with tools they can immediately deploy.

This seminar is designed to enhance the awareness of chemists and engineers regarding hazard issues. Utilising the expertise of the chemists and chemical engineers at DEKRA and Scientific Update, it will consider hazard control of new chemical processes throughout their development cycle: from early development through to full-scale production. Hazards can often be eliminated by appropriate choice of reagent or synthetic route at the R&D stage. Where this is not possible, techniques exist to quantify the hazards so that robust engineering solutions can he applied in production.
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DEKRA’s promise is to ensure the safety of human interaction with technology and the environment. Protecting people, assets and communities is at the core of what we do helping a variety of clients in different sectors to work, live and operate in a safe place.
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Scientific Update delivers conferences and training courses for industrial chemists and chemical engineers in chemical development, scale-up and many other specialist topics in organic chemistry.
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