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Isolation Techniques in Piping Systems to Prevent Major Incidents

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by June 8, 2017 

Protecting people, the environment, and the business are important for organizations. Inadequate isolation puts these priorities at risk. Many significant process safety loss incidents and near-miss events occur because of insufficient isolation of piping systems for work. This session explores various piping layouts such as DBB/DIB, PSV’s, Control Valves, and large vessels, that are used in chemical process unit operations, refinery operations, and pipeline operations. The management and control of hazardous energy and certifying safety by a Professional Engineer is critical to safe isolation. 

Topics discussed include:

  • means of isolation for dismantling piping
  • good design, and
  • proper planning practices for new construction (green fields), retrofits and maintenance.

When you participate in this session, you'll receive:

  • Review of Alberta OHS Code on isolation of pipes and piping (Part 15, Section 215.4)
  • A deeper understanding of the requirements of isolation, and several means implementing isolation for safe work.

Presenter Biography

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng.John R. Cocchio is an Industrial Professor with the School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. John is also the principal of GoSafetyPro, an independent in the field of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. GoSafetyPro offers expertise in the areas of occupational safety and process safety risk management. His expertise is based on over 30 years petrochemical manufacturing industry experience in a broad range of process technologies in several world-scale petrochemical and plastics manufacturing plants. 


Windsor Conference Room

APEGA Calgary

2200 Scotia Centre
700 2 Street SW


John R. Cocchio


Professional Members: $305
Members-in-Training: $205
Non Members: $355

Eligible PDH 7
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Registration Deadline June 8, 2017

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