San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.1070.1 - 25.1070.6
A pilot process safety management course (CHE 49700 – Process Safety Management) wasdeveloped in collaboration with industrial consultants and taught in 2011 and 2012 Springsemesters as a 3-credit hour elective in the School of Chemical Engineering. Beyond SP2011,the pilot course will be enhanced and expanded so that applicability will extend beyond chemicalengineering to other engineering disciplines. It is envisioned that students in chemical, civil,electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical and nuclear engineering will benefit from the course.The instructors for the course are working with the faculty in the School of ChemicalEngineering to develop a “Dynamic or Living” Process Safety Library. The electronic library isbeing populated with safety lecture material, homework and exam problems and multi-mediaresources that can be incorporated in core chemical engineering courses such asthermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, reaction engineering and design.Additionally, the process safety efforts in the College of Engineering are utilizing the existingresources and materials that are provided by the professional societies of the various engineeringdisciplines. The chemical engineering safety library will be accessible to the College ofEngineering (COE) and beyond S2012, with input and support from other disciplines, isenvisioned to become a college-wide resource. This presentation will focus on the philosophybehind the development of the course; the essential elements of the course, the benefit of thecollaboration between guest lecturers from the process industries, oil and gas, academia, NGOsand government regulatory authorities in the development of the course; and the results from theassessment of student learning outcomes.
Davis, L. S., & Grubbe, D. L., & Cutshall, R. L., & Swanson, S. J., & Harris, M. T., & Varma, A. (2012, June), Process Safety Management Course Development Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21827
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