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2131: Toxic Gas Releases in Industry is a Course

2131: Toxic Gas Releases in Industry

Ended Apr 27, 2016

Full course description

Dates: April 27, 2016

Location: PCCT Center, Houston

Instructor: Mr. Jason Schexnayder

Credit: 0.7 CEUs/7 PDHs


Many industrial processes involve the use of highly dangerous toxic gases. Inevitably, occasional escapes of gas occur, which create a potential hazard to the plant, its employees and people living nearby.

This course provides an understanding of the properties and effects of toxic gas releases found within industry, with particular attention to toxic gases. This course explores various toxic gas release prevention and mitigation measures, concentrating primarily on the selection, location and use of available gas sensing devices. The capabilities and limitations of commercially available (toxic) gas detection technologies will be discussed. The course is focused on the various options of fixed gas detection and the optimization of their use.

Course topics include:

  • Principles of toxicology
  • Case studies from industrial incidents
  • Toxic criteria (IDLH, TLV-TWA, PEL, ERPG, AEGL), appropriate regulations
  • Overview of detection option (personal, portable & fixed)
  • Overview of detection technologies & limitations
  • Fixed point vs open path (performance, location/placement, , mounting, maintenance)
  • Case study, economic and safety benefits
  • Process design/safety
  • Leak detection
  • Personnel protection
  • Emergency response

Pricing Structure and Promotional Codes:

  • Regular Registration: $495
  • Early Registration (MKOCEARLY1):  $420
  • Partner Consortium Member (MKOCPARTNER1): $300
  • Sponsor Consortium Member (MKOCSPONSOR1): $400
  • Associate Consortium Member (MKOCASSOC1): $445

For questions or assistance about this course offering, contact:
Amarette Renieri 
Program Assistant 
Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
P: 979-458-1863