Since 1996, SAChE has periodically held workshops for university faculty members at industrial sites. The workshop's objectives are to demonstrate the importance of chemical process safety for practicing engineers and to provide information and materials that can be directly used in academic classrooms. The workshop instructors are industrial experts in the area of chemical process safety. The workshops include technical lectures on safety topics, such as reactive chemicals, designs for safety, sizing relief valves, fault tree analyses, and safety reviews, and plant tours and laboratory demonstrations are included in the schedule to give the faculty members hands on experience concerning the theoretical materials that are covered in the lectures. Faculty members have found the workshops to be especially unique and inspiring experiences.
The workshops are expensive, so they are only possible as a result of the generous support of several organizations and companies. Support in recent years has come from: Anderson Greenwood, BASF, the Center for Chemical Process Safety, Dow Chemical, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Merck & Company, Rohm and Haas, Shell Chemical, and the U. S. Chemical Safety Board. SAChE is deeply indebted for the support, which reflects the chemical industry's enthusiasm for helping faculty members and students understand the importance of chemical process safety.
Recent workshops were held at the following plants and sites:
- BASF Corporation, Wyandotte, Michigan (1996 and 1997)
- Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, Texas (1998 and 1999)
- BASF Corporation, Wyandotte, Michigan (2000 and 2002)
- ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2003)
- Rohm and Haas Company, Croydon, Pennsylvania (2005)
- Rohm and Haas Company, Croydon, Pennsylvania (2008)
- ExxonMobil, Baytown, Texas (2010)
- Chevron Energy Technology Company, Richmond, California (2013)
- Chevron Energy Technology Company, Richmond, California (2014)
Invited faculty members pay for their transportation expenses to the workshop. All other expenses (food, lodging, local transportation, etc.) are paid by the workshop supporters through SAChE.
A AIChE-CCPS-SACHE Faculty Workshop will be held from August 21-24, 2016 at the Chevron Energy Technology Company in Richmond, CA. The theme for this workshop is process safety management (PSM) in a large industrial complex.
Details about the workshop are available here. To
register for the workshop, please complete the
registration form and return
to Dr. Ron Willey (Northeastern University). For further information, contact Dr. Willey at
Archived Workshop Information and Presentations