This month's Safety Webinar will feature two AFPM Innovation Award winning practices including, A Systematic Screening Program for “Low-Priority” Process Safety Incidents from Marathon Petroleum Company, and the Rotating Equipment Monitoring Transformation practice from Flint Hills Resources. During this webinar you will learn how these how these practices were created, implemented and why you may want to incorporate this at your organization.

A Systematic Screening Program for “Low-Priority” Process Safety Incidents, was implemented at Marathon Petroleum Company, to increase pre-emptive investigations of low-level process safety events. Based on principles of the AFPM Safety Matrix, an assessment tool was developed to identify a growing risk of safety hazards among particular tasks. A risk calibration method is then used to determine if a pre-emptive investigation should be activated, to address low-consequence incidents as a measure to prevent high-consequence incidents.

Flint Hills Resources designed what is known as the Rotating Equipment Monitoring Transformation, an experiment to demonstrate value captured with semi-continuous wireless vibration alongside traditional methods. The primary goal was to prevent unplanned events and minimize the likelihood/consequence of pump failures. During this time, there were several examples of early identification of anomalies that prevented failures and potential unplanned events. Additionally, our pump population mean time between failure has increased over 30 months (~40%) since implementation.

Kenneth Bloch, Process Safety Supervisor- Marathon Petroleum Company
Barrett Fines, Logistics Business Manager- Flint Hills Resources

Marc Sexton, Corporate Process Safety Manager, Flint Hills Resources, LLC

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