April 27, 2016 CE – Runaway Reactions

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Runaway Reactions – a look at 2 fatal incidents

Speaker: Ken Rollins, CEng, FIChemE
Senior Process Consultant
OSDV Engineering Inc.

Wednesday April 27, 2016
5:15pm-5:30pm – Networking
5:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner & Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 KBR Employees
$15 WEBEX option

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance. Webex information will be provided 1 day in advance.

Batch reactors are the workhorse of the chemical industries, worldwide. Many of these are operated in facilities where incidents can, and do, happen. This presentation will look at the phenomena of runaway chemical reactions in batch reactors. We’ll look at some of the causes of runaway reactions. The presentation will include an examination of two fatal incidents involving runaway reactions in batch reactors. We’ll look at ‘what went wrong’ and how these two incidents could have been avoided. Essential engineering measures will be discussed. Finally, we’ll invite the audience to offer their opinions, so that we all might learn something from each other.

Ken Rollins is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with 45 years experience in the EPC business. He has worked in the pharmaceuticals, chemicals, refining, wastewater, and nuclear industries; in the USA, UK, and Europe. He has been a part of commissioning teams over the years, and been team leader on occasions. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, a member of AIChE and ACS and currently a Senior Process Consultant at OSDV Engineering Inc.


Please register no later than Tuesday April 26 at 5:00 PM.  Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Please feel free to contact Colleen McGinness (cmcginness725@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns you may have.