The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) is a not-for-profit, corporate membership organization within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) that identifies and addresses process safety needs for a variety of facilities involved with handling, storing, using or processing, and transporting hazardous materials. CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academia and insurers to lead the way in improving industrial process safety.

The 4th CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety is being held between the 12th and 13th of September at the Okayama Convention Center in Japan. This year’s theme is “Process Safety Vision 2020”, an adherence to five core principles, developed by the CCPS, that will help industry target and drive performance improvement and achieve great process safety performance. The five core principles are culture, standards, competency, management systems and lessons learned. Ultimately, the Global Summit will provide a common platform to process safety leaders and experts from industry, government & regulatory authority and academia to share advancements in the field of process safety, via formal paper presentations and informal discussions.

On September 12th, MMI’s Enrique Munoz-Garcia, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, will present a paper on behalf of his colleagues based in Perth, Western Australia, between 17:25 and 17:50. Authored by Andy Nelson and Ronan Flanagan, MMI’s paper is entitled “Lessons Learned from the Assessment of Occupied Buildings Risk on Brownfield Sites.”