Institute for Industry Education Collaboration
Box 91834
Lake Charles LA 70609

Chemical Process Safety Fundamentals Essential Things you Ought to Know to Control /Eliminate

Dates:October 9, 2019
Meets:W from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location:SEED Center, 4310 Ryan Street 2nd Floor
Instructor:Roy Sanders
Fee: $350.00  Fee Breakdown

IMPORTANT: The deadline to register and complete payment for this course is September 25, 2019.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Course Description

About this Course

About the Course Effective Chemical Process Safety is paramount for Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Operations and Maintenance. Yet many colleges, universities and other training programs are nearly silent on the essential practical fundamentals of process safety. In previous offerings this course was titled "What Went Wrong? - Learning Process Safety from Chemical Plant Incidents."

This course uses multiple vivid case histories both large and small to heighten your awareness, understanding and appreciation of fires, explosions, toxic releases and other chemical plant accidents.Get a real-life look at case histories of process accidents in the petroleum refining and chemical industries. Review numerous actual process case histories and view hundreds of vivid images of plant sites or damaged equipment. Enjoy interactive participation to help identify the causes of previous accidents and learn to mitigate and eliminate chemical process hazards. Learn practical fundamentals during a fast-paced, interactive exchange on Process Safety details between you, other attendees and the presenter.

During this course your attention will be focused on practical "within-the-fence" details that have been overlooked by well-meaning, dedicated employees and resulted in costly incidents. You will review fundamentals and the needed foundations for a Management of Change Program that is vital for Safe Operations. Some basics of Fires and Explosions will be examined through case histories. You will review process safety elements revealed by Tales Tanks Tell. (Tanks are often the Victims of Chemical Process Mishaps and vividly expose the mistakes of our judgments.) See a "situation response" technique you can use at your facility, and learn about Relative Risk, Layers of Protection in chemical plants and much more!

Course Outline

Morning Session

        Risk and the Perception of Risk

        Accidental Fires and Explosions

        Plant Modifications: Trouble and Treatments

Afternoon Session

        A Look at Human Error

        Tales Tanks Tell

        Layers of Protection Found in Industry

Course Fees

        $350 regular fee  (includes breakfast and lunch)

        $450 regular fee  (breakfast, lunch, and a copy of Roy Sanders’ book Chemical Process Safety: Learning from Case  Histories, 4th ed.)

Registration and Payment

        Pay online with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover

        For payment with American Express, contact Nicole Jimenez at (337) 562-4107.

        If you are paying with AMEX and need a confirmation that you are fully enrolled in a course, please contact Amanda Hext, (337) 562-4592.

        Checks should be made payable to McNeese State University and mailed to the following address:

McNeese State University

Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration

Box 91834

Lake Charles, LA 70609    

For Additional Information

Amanda Hext

Phone: 337-562-4592    


Refund Policy

Refunds for non-attendance will be given if a written notification is received up to 5 working days prior to the first day of the course. No refunds will be given after that day. In the event that an attendee cannot attend, he/she is welcome to send another person as a replacement at no charge or accept a credit for a future course.


The McNeese State University Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration will always make the best effort to avoid cancelling a course. This course, like any other, can be cancelled for a number of reasons. If the course is cancelled, you will be refunded the full amount. Please be aware of this possibility when making travel and hotel arrangements. 

GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance

For tuition assistance through GoArmyEd, please do the following:

        Get an SF-182 from GoArmyEd

        Submit the approve SF-182 to Karen Lopez via email; cc Amanda Hext



        If you decide not to use your GoArmyEd voucher, please notify Karen Lopez and Amanda Hext via email and cancel your SF-182 submission on GoArmyEd.

        You may withdraw an SF 182 without penalty before the START DATE of the course: