Book now published in India.

9 December 2013

The book written by Chris Pietersen with the title: The two largest industrial disasters in history' is now published in India by KW Publishers. It is about Process Safety: the investigatiopns of the Bhopal (MIC) and Mexcico (LPG) disasters and the l... Read more »

SSC Book about Process Safety recommended by the AIChE.

24 November 2010

In the recent 'Safety & Health Newsletter' of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) the book is reviewed and recommended to process safety supervisors or entry level engineers entering the process safety community. Part of th... Read more »

High pressure gaspipeline failure in Rotselaar (Belgium)

13 November 2010

High pressure gaspipeline failure in Rotselaar (Belgium)

'Human Error is cause of gasleak’' The pipeline failed in a new high pressure gaspipeline that is currently constructed by the Belgium gascompany  Fluxys between Opwijk and the German border. The incident occured duri... Read more »

BP Horizon platform broken barrier incident analysis

23 September 2010

BP Horizon platform broken barrier incident analysis

SSC performed a TRIPOD analysis of this disaster on the basis of the BP report. It resulted in te following underlying Factors (Latent Failures): Responsibilities not clear Competence of leaders not adequate Procedures and Engineering instructions p... Read more »

Safety of gas pipelines

12 August 2010

Safety of gas pipelines

SSC has longstanding experience with safety of gaspipelines. Since last year, SSC contributes to a safe design of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. It is a double pipeline of 1220 km length. It will transport up to 55 billion cubic metres of gas ea... Read more »

The SSC site completely renewed

20 May 2010

Our website is renewed for more and better interaction with our website visitors. It is now very easy to register and get immediately free entrance to a number of interesting reports, manuals and papers. You can also subscribe for our workshops and t... Read more »

Important international symposium for Process Safety(Brugge, June 2010)

3 May 2010

The European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) organises this symposium already for decades once in every three years. It is the forum for international developments.  Several hundreds of participants, and a number of parallel sessions. SS... Read more »

First TRIPOD LEADER certificate

28 April 2010

First TRIPOD LEADER certificate

At 8 April 2010, Chris Pietersen handed over the first SSC ‘TRIPOD LEADER’ certificate. The first SSC certified TRIPOD LEADER is Jan ten Hove van AVEBE. Congratulations Jan!  We are sure that you will improve safety in AVEBE with leading TRI... Read more »

The need for implementation of the SIL standards IEC 61508/61511

26 April 2010

US Department of Labors OSHA issues record-breaking fines to BP The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced it is issuing $87,430,000 in proposed penalties to BP Products North America Inc. for ... Read more »

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