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Recovering Texas Operating Facilities from the Freeze: by a Native Midwesterner

Posted by Dick Baum on Mar 2, 2021 2:14:38 PM

After spending over 20 years in the cold Midwest winters and suffering through plant freeze ups, my mind is racing with what to look out for as things thaw back out. Please see my thoughts on instrumentation, dead legs, and a few other things to look out for based on my years of experience in the freezing weather.  

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Topics: Relief Systems, Process Safety Management, Process Safety, Freeze, arctic Freeze, recovering, unprecedented freeze, extreme weather

2020 Wrapped

Posted by Dick Baum on Jan 11, 2021 1:42:45 PM

About the Author
Mr. Baum has over 40 years of experience in Process Safety Management. He has been a process and risk assessment professional since 2006. Additionally, Mr. Baum has experience in refineries and chemical plants where he has held positions responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the PSM element.

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