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Isolation Techniques in Piping Systems to Prevent Major Incidents

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by November 15, 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 deficient isolation of piping systems for work.

This session explores various piping layouts such as DBB/DIB, PSVs, 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 will include:

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


When you participate in this session, you will better understand:

  • Alberta's OHS Code on isolation of pipes and piping (Part 15, Section 215.4)
  • Requirements and several means of isolation for safe work

About the Presenter

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng.John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., MBA, is an Industrial Professor of Engineering Safety and Risk Management in 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.



1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2


John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., MBA


Professional Member: $305

Member-In-Training: $205

Non Member : $355

Eligible PDH


Registration Deadline

November 15, 2017

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