What is the Working Party on Loss Prevention?
The Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries - or just the Working Party on Loss Prevention (WP LP) is a group under the European Federation of Chemical Engineers which aims to promote safety and loss prevention in the process industries, at a European level, by exchanging information and stimulating the development of new methods and the dissemination of data, which may reduce the risk of fires, explosions and loss of containment in our industries.
The WP LP can have two members from each European country with a national engineering association, which is a member of the EFCE. The members organize a scientific symposium every 3 years in a European country, and usually meets for two business meetings each year.
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One step further towards next years conference at WP meeting near Leverkusen
The WP performed the final evaluation of several hundreds of contributions to next years triannual symposium. So when you read this a message about your contribution should be on the way to you.
However, that does not mean the WP stops working. Currently a sub-committee is busy evaluating the applicants for next years Excellence in Process Safety Award. The winner will receive free conference attendance and an opportunity to dissiminate the results of her/his hard work.
Details about the symposium are available at: www.lp2016.eu.
Safety is success by purpose – Not Accident
Loss Prevention 2016 is the international meeting point for process safety experts. With speakers from 26 countries and participants from all over Europe and beyond, the conference offers a unique forum for learning, discussion and networking. Loss Prevention 2016 takes place 5-8 June, 2016 in Freiburg (Germany); more than 340 participants have already registered.
Loss Prevention 2016 sets the spotlight on the practical aspects of safety in the process industries covering all expert areas of plant and process safety. Session topics include:
Loss Prevention 2016 is an event of the EFCE Working Party on Loss Prevention organized by DECHEMA. Programme, more information and registration at www.dechema.de/en/lossprevention2016.html.
3rd EFCE Excellence Award in Process Safety to be presented in Freiburg this year
The second Excellence Award in Process Safety was presented to Sofia Carnevali at a special session during the 14th Loss Prevention Symposium in Florence, Italy. The picture shows the WP chairman Eddy de Rademaker presenting the award to the winner.
The award was given for a Ph.d.-thesis on theoretical and experimental work on the reaction between water and sodium. Sofia's work could be useful in the scientific study of other violent chemical reactions. The work focused on the sodium-water reaction, which is important in the design of fourth generation nuclear reactors - also called breeder reactors - which use molten sodium as the primary coolant of the reactor core. Sofia's work has significant relevance for the nuclear industry. The new experimental equipment created shows Sofia's innovative engineering thinking in design of laboratory equipment. Sofia is Italian and her Ph.d.-studies were performed at Université de Technologie de Compiégne, France under the supervision of professor Christophe Proust, professor Pierre Guigon and engineer Michel Socille.
The Excellence in Process Safety Award is given every three years based on recent contributions to process safety. The contributions has to have a European connection, which means either the candidate must be European, or the work must have been performed in Europe. Read more about the award here -->