The bull market for energy projects around the world has noticeably impacted the Chemical and Process industry. Firms are struggling to recruit, retain and train staff at all levels as skilled workers seek out new challenges created by booming growth.
On May 9th 1992, a massive explosion trapped and killed 26 workers at the Westray Mine. Despite the magnitude of the loss and the organization’s disregard for the safety, neither the corporation nor any individual was convicted of criminal negligence.
In a world where the word “globalization” now applies to the practice of international terror as well as the practice of international business, traditional approaches to mitigating risk may need to be bolstered by “thinking outside the box”.
Plant critical control and safety systems grow less reliable as they are adjusted, modified, and maintained by numerous owners and engineering companies. Nearing the end of their life expectancy these systems can fail, causing production loss
With the Western Canadian economy booming, many hydrocarbon-processing facilities are increasing production to meet the demand. These plants, initially designed and engineered to deliver a specific level of production, are being expanded or revamped.