Process Safety Management Series
Process Safety is a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes, and handling hazardous substances by applying good design principles, engineering, operating practices, and change management. The Process Safety Management Series explores different process safety topics with short papers to educate the industry on this important topic and showcase best practices that distillers can incorporate into their facility safety procedures.
Pressure and Vacuum Relief in Pot Still Distillation
The first guidance document in the Process Safety Management Series is the Pressure and Vacuum Relief Valves in Pot Still Distillation. This document is intended to inform distillery owners and operators about the importance of proper pressure and vacuum relief for pot stills and provide information and considerations related to effective pressure relief management.
Additional publications in the Process Safety Management Series will be added here as they are released.
Process Safety Management - Pressure and Vacuum Relief in Pot Still Distillation DISCUS Academy Webinar - December 1, 2022
DISCUS recently published a new Pressure and Vacuum Relief in Pot Still Distillation safety guide that is available free to all industry members. This voluntary guide, prepared by the Process Safety Management Working Group of the DISCUS Safety & Risk Management Committee, is the first in an upcoming, broader Process Safety Management Series. These guidance documents will explore different process safety topics and showcase best practices that distillers can implement to enhance their facility safety procedures. This webinar will explore and outline the Pressure and Vacuum Relief in Pot Still Distillation guidance document that is intended to inform distillery owners and operators about the importance of proper pressure and vacuum relief for pot stills. Presenters will provide valuable background information on pressure and vacuum relief valve types, design and selection guidance, and practical considerations to help facilitate safe practices at distilleries with pot stills.
- Learn about process safety management and how it impacts distilleries
- Gain an understanding of the importance of proper pressure and vacuum relief for pot stills and measures you can take to ensure safe operation of pot stills
- Hear from presenters on tips and considerations for pressure relief and distillery safety procedures
Nicole Austin, General Manager and Distiller, Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.
Kimberly Bucek, Global Process Safety Manager, Diageo
Casey Scamporino, Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy, DISCUS