Assignment 1 ChE 119_F09a

Assignment 1 ChE 119_F09a - Department of Chemical...

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Department of Chemical Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara ChE 119 Fall 2009 Assignment 1 Plant safety has been a primary concern of the process industries for decades. The overall safety record in the process industries is quite commendable and organizations like AIChE have played a key role in developing safety standards and reference materials. Unfortunately, serious industrial chemical accidents still do occur on an infrequent basis. Your first group assignment for ChE 119 consists of preparing a presentation based on the official investigation report for an industrial chemical accident (or “incident”). After a serious incident occurs, an investigation is conducted by an independent federal agency, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Their investigation report is available on the CSB web site: http://www.chemsafety.gov/ . Each group will prepare a presentation based on a separate industrial incident, as shown below. (The presentation schedule is shown below.) The report is available under the “Completed
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