van Diessen, S.

Netherlocks Safety Systems, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands

Stefan van Diessen has a professional background in product and process design and development, as well as in EPC contracting in the process industries. He is a product manager in process safety for Netherlocks Safety Systems and SMITH Flow Control Ltd. and has held leadership roles in product and business development. Safety systems are his core focus. Mr. van Diessen holds an MSc degree in mechanical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and an MSc from Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

Managing complex changeover processes for integrated cracking furnace safety

van Diessen, S., Sadowski, S., Netherlocks Safety Systems

Cracking furnace operations (e.g., for the steam cracking of naphtha feedstock into olefins) are an essential part of hydrocarbon (HC) refining; however, they are known to be potentially dangerous and complex to manage.