This tutorial will describe the major steps for the evaluation of a process unit for auto-refrigeration and brittle fracture. Major topics include:
The tutorial will close with an open panel discussion by multiple ethylene producers who will also share their experiences with auto-refrigeration (near miss incidents, PHAs, mitigation, etc.). The tutorial is aimed at entry level to seasoned veteran engineers that desire to have a better understanding of this multidiscipline process safety risk.
Proceedings from the Ethylene Producers Conference, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans LA, March 31 - April 2, 2014.