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Hazardex 2018 Conference - ABB Workshop - Is Your DSEAR Documentation Up to Date? 01 February 2018

Weds Feb 28: 14.00 - Aston RoomThurs Mar 1: 11.00 - Aston RoomLeaders: Peter Hodgson and Alison McKay...

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ABB - Hazardex 2017 Exhibitor Profile - Aston Room 15 December 2016

ABB provides technical and engineering services to help companies in the global process industries achieve operational excellence. We offer expertise in the following areas: inspection, integrity management, operations improvement, process safety, project services, asset closure, technical engineering, technical software and technical training....

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Milford Haven refinery to be dismantled and rebuilt outside UK 22 September 2016

Swiss-based engineering group ABB announced on September 22 that it had been awarded a contract to support the dismantling of the former Murco Petroleum 108,000 barrel-per-day capacity refinery in Milford Haven, South Wales. The project started in July 2016 and is planned to be completed in the next two years....

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Making the most of late life and preparing for retirement 24 December 2015

This aspiration is something that many of us will strive for towards the end of our working lives, but it is also a good recipe for assets, say Dai Richards and Philip Lawson of ABB Consulting. As production facilities approach the end of their economic operating lives two conflicting priorities come to the fore; maximising production while maintaining safety and reliability; reducing operating costs to make economic operation viable....

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Dive right in – a thorough approach to process safety 29 October 2015

Is your Process Safety Management (PSM) audit uncovering noticeable improvements? Or, could an accident be just around the corner? Here, ABB Consulting’s Conrad Ellison makes a case for the ‘Deep Dive Audit’ approach and explains how it can be used to test safety critical element performance and identify the holes which can lead to a major hazard....

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Prevention through design: adopting inherently safer approaches 15 August 2014

Graeme Ellis, principal safety consultant at ABB Consulting, has been responsible for developing new Inherent Safety in Design (ISD) guidance on behalf of the Energy Institute. Here, he outlines the benefits this method brings compared to traditional safety approaches, as presented at the unveiling of the new guidance at Hazards 24, IChemE’s leading process safety conference which took place in Edinburgh in May 2014....

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RBI: Reducing the risk 01 April 2014

Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) has become a leading industry-wide, approach to optimising inspection regimes. Done well, RBI reduces risk, increases plant availability and improves asset understanding, as well as lowering total inspection costs. Done badly, however, RBI takes up time and wastes money. Here, ABB Consulting’s Paul Jackson explains what makes RBI successful and how it has changed in the last twenty years....

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2013 UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards winners announced 25 April 2013

The winners of the 2013 UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards, sponsored by Maersk Oil UK, were announced at a special lunchtime awards ceremony in Aberdeen on April 24. The showcase event, held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, saw over 500 people attend, including workforce representatives, safety professionals and oil and gas industry leaders. ...

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Industry today relies upon safety systems to maintain and protect operating assets 04 February 2011

ABB provides technical consulting and engineering services to improve performance in the areas of compliance, operations and engineering to customers in the chemical, speciality chemical and consumer industries worldwide....