Process Safety Management

  • 2021 Technical Conference Program
  • October 1, 2020
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am

In this session, the participant will learn about Process Safety Management in general and more particularly about what is Process Safety. We will present a concrete definition of what a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) is. This involves important concepts such as risk, Safety Integrity Level (SIL), Lifecycle and protection layer. We will also look at why does major accident happened and keep happening. This will lead the discussion about the business case for Process Safety and about the key elements of Process Safety Management. This will address the lifecycle management of a process in regard to Safety Instrumented System (SIS) and how to address the GAP between “as designed and installed” vs “as operate and maintained”, the impact of proof test, demand rate, the cause and frequency of spurious trips. We will close the session talking about how plant can ensure continuously safe and reliable production.

Facility Site Tours

  • 2021 PetroChem Canada Conference
  • June 22, 2021
  • 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

With over 36 facilities available, Ontario boasts some of the world’s top operating petrochemical and biochemical sites.

September 29, 2020 – 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Hosted by Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, PetroChem Canada is pleased to invite you to participate in a comprehensive tour of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Petrochemical & Refining Complex and Hybrid Chemistry Cluster, as well as Lambton College’s labs and research centres. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn about new initiatives, and experience the heart of Canada’s first “chemical cluster.”

Separate Registration Required.

PetroChem Canada Golf Classic

  • 2021 PetroChem Canada Conference
  • June 22, 2021
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

FORE! New for 2020, we are inviting delegates to join us on September 29 for a day of golf at Indian Hills Golf Club

It is always nice to get out and network on the golf course.  Sarnia offers a number of incredible courses and the weather at the end of September cannot be beat.

We are teeing off, starting at 9:00 am.  Price includes golf, carts, lunch and invitation to the PetroChem Canada VIP Reception (September 29 at 7:00 pm).  Each player: C$100 plus HST.

If you are interested in playing, let us know.  Please email and we add you to the list of players.


PetroChem Canada VIP Reception

  • 2021 Pre-Conference Events
  • June 22, 2021
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PetroChem Canada 2020 kicks of things with the

Opening Night VIP Reception.

Hosted by: 

Please note:  This private reception is limited to invited guests, plus Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors. Additional details will be forwarded directly to invited guests.  If you have questions, please contact

Networking Luncheon

  • 2021 PetroChem Canada Conference
  • October 1, 2020
  • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Sustainable Practices for Post-Consumer Plastics

  • 2021 PetroChem Canada Conference
  • October 1, 2020
  • 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

With nearly 80% of post-consumer plastics being diverted to Canada’s landfills, there is lots of work to be done to address plastic waste reduction.  How is industry working with their customers to reduce plastic use in packaging?  What are the opportunities being developed to extend plastic’s lifetime with new uses?


Irina’s Presentation: 

Thinking Outside the Circle: Creating Novel Materials and Bigger Markets for Post-Use Plastics through Chemical Recycling.”

A single-use plastic (SUP) bag has an estimated lifespan of 12 minutes. A plastic straw is typically used for less than 20 minutes. By reusing that discarded plastic bag or straw to make a new SUP item, another 12 or 20 minutes of usefulness can be derived from the resource. This SUP-to-SUP circle achieved by traditional mechanical recycling can typically be completed only a limited number of times before plastic quality is diminished and insufficient for further processing.

What if we could expand the useful lifespan of plastic from these discarded SUP items to 20 years instead of 20 minutes? The novel chemical recycling technology designed by GreenMantra does exactly that. This technology takes advantage of the integrity of the plastic molecule to create new high-value materials that are used as performance additives in various industrial applications. By “thinking outside the circle”, GreenMantra has successfully scaled its chemical recycling business and is diverting tens of thousands of pounds of plastic from our environment into new applications each year.

Networking Break

  • 2021 PetroChem Canada Conference
  • October 1, 2020
  • 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Creating Petrochemical & BioChemical Sustainability

  • 2021 PetroChem Canada Conference
  • October 1, 2020
  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am

With the world population projecting to be nearly ten billion people by 2050, and billions of being lifted out of poverty around the world, we find ourselves at an interesting crossroad of requiring limitless amounts of refined fuels, plastics, chemicals and other refined products versus creating a sustainable world we wish to pass along to future generations.  How is industry facing these sustainability challenges?  And what is the role of biochemistry in meeting our global needs?

Registration and Coffee

  • October 1, 2020
  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am