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April 2017 Technical Meeting

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April 2017 Technical Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Process Safety: Why is the Instrument and Controls Engineer in the Spotlight?
Check out Kathy’s Presentation HERE.
There have been many well publicized process safety industry accidents around the world since the 1970s. These accidents have resulted in new regulations, government bureaucracies, standards, books, products, and even training and qualification programs.  The process safety regulations in the US were promulgated in 1992 by OSHA, and given a second push by EPA in 1994 under the risk management program.  March 23rd was the 12th anniversary of the BP Texas City Explosion.  That event in combination with the Deep Water Horizon Blowout and Explosion in April of 2010 challenged the status quo and  changed the business case for process safety.  The subsequent drive for risk-based process safety and agency emphasis on recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) is driving investment in safety instrumented systems (ISA84), alarm management (ISA18.2) and cyber security (ISA99).  This presentation will bring to light why the ISA standards are carrying more weight and the role of the I&C engineer has expanded to have a voice in the plant, at corporate and in the board room.
Kathy Shell is a business leader of a company of 150 professionals providing process safety consulting, engineering, automation and lifecycle software solutions.
The following are some of Kathy’s qualifications and achievements:

BS., Chemical Engineering, University of Akron
Registered Professional Chemical Engineer – Ohio
AIChE: Member, CCPS Technical Steering Committee Member, Health and Safety Division Member
Global Congress on Process Safety: Global Congress Co-Chair (2017), PPSS Chair (2016)
Texas A&M Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center: Steering Team (2014 – present), Technical Advisory Committee (2002 – 2016), Symposium Committee and Track Chair (2002 to Present), Service Award Recipient (2008 and 2015)
International Society of Automation Excellence in
Leadership Award (2016)

Social Hour Sponsored By: Samson Controls
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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