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Raman R.,Provenance
Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) 2015 - Topical Conference at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety | Year: 2015

Process safety information (PSI) needs to be evergreen and must contain the relief system design and design basis per OSHA 1910.119. Cooling water is used as a cooling medium in heat exchangers, often on the low-pressure side. During analysis of overpressure scenarios on the low-pressure side, there is often times debate about the quantity of relief credit that can be taken for flow out of the protected system and into the cooling water network. Current industry practice offers guidance that is generic and might be applied incorrectly without appropriate relief systems knowledge. This paper provides a flowchart-based approach and methodology that can be used for qualifying and quantifying relief credit through the cooling water side of heat exchangers.


Paraliticci N.A.,Provenance
4th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSM2) Forum 2015 - Topical Conference at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety | Year: 2015

OSHA's Compliance Guidelines and Recommendations for the PSM Standard states "A PHA is an organized and systematic effort to identify and analyze the significance of potential hazards associated with the processing or handling of highly hazardous chemicals."1 It goes on to say "A PHA is directed toward analyzing potential causes and consequences of fires, explosions, releases of toxic or flammable chemicals and major spills of hazardous chemicals."1 OSHA does not give any additional guidance; they just refer you to 18 additional "Sources of Further Information". I would like to present a process on how to develop scenarios (causes and consequences), tips on creating credible and realistic scenarios and the pitfalls to avoid during the process, commonly encountered during a PHA.


Raman R.,Provenance
Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) 2015 - Topical Conference at the 2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety | Year: 2015

API 520 Part I & API 521 provide guidance for designing emergency relief devices for the external pool fire scenario for pressure vessels built to ASME Code Section VIII, Div.1. Current API standards provide vapor generation and/or two-phase flow sizing models assuming that the relief valve is installed in the top of the vessel. ASME Code Section VIII, Div.1, UG-135, provides guidance in the installation of the relief device. However, the current standards do not limit the location of relief devices to only the top of the vessel. Certain pressure vessels, such as filters or vertical heat exchanger shells may have relief devices installed at a location below the liquid level for maintenance access, space limitations, or piping constraints. The use of traditional sizing methods can grossly undersize the valve as the relief device will need to pass fluids at a rate equal to the volumetric rate of vapor generated by the fire. Existing literature provides limited guidance on sizing and disposal requirements. This paper provides general guidance, sizing method strategies, mitigation, and design of relief devices used in such services.


Patent
Provenance | Date: 2014-07-18

Embodiments of the invention for the track, categorize, or authenticate the provenance of historical artifacts. The invention couples an artifact to at least one unique identifier. Unique identifiers may be attached to or be contained within an artifact. Unique identifiers are coupled to a data storage archive where historical information relating to the artifact are stored. In certain embodiments the data storage archive is a database or relational database. Artifacts incorporated into the invention, may be objects used in sports, be objects used in politics, or may be personal objects. The invention tracks the use of artifacts and records historical information corresponding to the artifact in the data storage archive. Historical information recorded may include the time, or place where an artifact was used. The invention, in certain embodiments also tracks the use of the movement of an artifact, tracks who interacted with the artifact, and provides a mechanism for collectors to review historical information corresponding to one or more particular artifacts.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Smart - Development of Prototype | Award Amount: 239.19K | Year: 2016

Our relationship with the material world around us is broken. Raw materials travel through exploitative supply chains, premium goods are forged and and producers remain invisible. How can we stop this disconnection between people and their material items? How can we enable goods to change hands in a way that helps business with fair practices flourish? Project Provenance Ltd was founded with the goal of using technology to enable every physical product to come with it’s provenance. Through a successful Proof of Concept grant, we have integrated blockchain technology along a supply chain to allow interoperability of provenance information. The Development of Prototype grant will enable us to build a full prototype for supply chain traceability on the blockchain. Specifically, we intend to meets the needs of our primary market opportunity: Regulation and voluntary standards compliance in food supply chains. We seek to empower business with a consumer facing proof for the provenance of everything we eat - starting with high value items such as organic food, fish and beverages. The end-to-end prototype will integrate our PoC work with new R&D that will deliver an easy to use toolkit and further key operations, including: Item transformation (e.g. food processing), full verification of claims (e.g. certified organic) and item level data access (e.g. a digital marque). At the core of our system is the Proof-of-Provenance Tag (or “PoPTag”): This is a digital/physical ‘product’ that links a secure digital history to any respective physical item. PoPTags allows information to flow freely with goods without the need for intermediaries or data trustees – the weakness of current alternatives. We employ the unique features of blockchain technology so that control and ownership can fully lie in the hand of users. For the first time, customers all along a chain of custody will have access to authentic data about the journey and attributes of an item.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Smart - Proof of Concept | Award Amount: 88.48K | Year: 2015

Our relationship with the material world around us is broken. Raw materials travel through exploitative supply chains, handbags get forged, valuable items from bikes to art masterpieces get stolen or disappear, the maker behind your kitchen table is invisible and the valuable materials in the objects you no longer want often get wasted. How can we stop this disconnection between people and their possessions? How can we enable goods to change hands in a way that helps business with fair practices flourish and prevents crime and exploitation of people, animals and the natural world? Behind everything there is a story. A journey of people, places, materials, and uses. For almost every product, this story is valuable yet intangible and difficult-to-verify. We founded Project Provenance Ltd with the goal of using digital technology to enable every physical product to come with it’s provenance. We’ve already built a network that allows businesses to present the story behind any product in an open and accessible way. Bringing the process behind products to light. Now, we want to take the next step. We propose to use the Smart grant to build a system that brings even more transparency to supply chains and product life cycles. We want to develop a seamless digital “passport” that empowers authenticity and traceability of material goods. We will integrate the new disruptive blockchain technology with current information systems into the workflow of manufacturers to enable the fully transparent tracking of tagged physical items. Our solution will allow information and data to flow freely with goods without the need for intermediaries,which until now, data had to be entrusted. We will facilitate the access to blockchain technology so that control and ownership can fully lie in the hand of users. For the first time, customers will have a true choice based on authentic data to purchase original products manufactured under fair and good conditions.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Business, Innovation & Skills Financed | Award Amount: 550.48K | Year: 2016

Delivering consistent supplies of high quality fresh produce is a significant challenge for Kenya’s fresh veg. growers. Yields of beans range from 5 to 50T/ha and up to 40% of produce is of poor quality, due to ineffective irrigation and soil-borne diseases. A 12% increase in average yield and a 20% reduction in waste would raise Class 1 yields by 978T/year; this would generate an extra £3.2M/year, increase food security and improve soil management practices. We will: 1) Develop irrigation scheduling tools to improve consistency of cropping; 2) Identify effects of biocontrol agents on soil pathogens and soil microbiome 3) Determine effects of soil water availability on incidence and severity soil pathogens and efficacy of biocontrol agents; 4) Develop integrated control measures to improve Class 1 yields, quality and shelf-life; 5) Promote benefits of precision irrigation and biocontrol at workshops/on-farm demos; 6) Assess social and economic impacts of outputs and implement sustainability improvement plans.


Trademark
Provenance | Date: 2016-03-08

After-shave; Aftershave cologne; Beard dyes; Cologne; Colognes, perfumes and cosmetics; Hair pomades; Lip balm; Lotions for beards.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Innovation Voucher | Award Amount: 5.00K | Year: 2013

Provenance aims to unite consumer & maker through true stories about products & services based on open data. Fundamentally it is a new kind of online (& physical) shop selling products made by open companies with transparent supply chains & practices. Consumers don’t just buy products, they buy brands and advertising, which used to be a public reflection of the true company: workings and philosophy. Now this is rarely the case and greenwash has made it tricky for small companies with genuine stories to differentiate. Provenance in a platform for carefully selected product’s designer makers, initially based in Europe, to ‘plug-in’ their open data feeds, anything from their locations to their water usage, into a consumer facing communications platform & store. Provenance turns its open data foundations into browsing attributes and easy to explore stories: Filter products by locale - based on supply chain data from Sourcemap’s API or check-out carbon neutral using embodied energy data.


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