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Process Safety Integrity/Technical Process Safety

Advisian Downstream & Market Services has a range of capabilities that are unique among our competitors.  The expert consultants in our multi disciplinary team have backgrounds in a range of industries, with previous experience in both regulatory and operational environments. 

Clients receive the benefit of our detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements as well as our track record in the practical application of techniques to identify, assess and implement effective solutions to control safety risks.


Process Safety Overview [up] 

We can provide a wide range of process safety and risk services for new developments as well as operational installations, and has capability in the following areas:

  • Fire, explosion and toxic consequence modelling
  • COMAH safety case preparation and support
  • Occupied buildings risk assessments
  • SIL compliance (IEC 61508 / 61511)
  • HAZOP and HAZID leadership and training
  • Hazardous area classification
  • DSEAR and ATEX compliance
  • Technical Training
  • Failure mode effect (and criticality) analysis
  • Quantified risk assessment
  • Frequency assessment and HAZAN
  • Pressure relief and blow down assessments
  • Emergency planning and emergency preparedness
  • Functional safety assessments
  • Fire safety management
  • Fire systems auditing and engineering
  • Flare and combustion safety
  Process Safety

With our capability and expertise we have been involved in a range of services to support our clients’ process safety requirements from overall management and supervision of full safety case submission through to small technical studies and investigations to support plant operating modifications and periodic reviews.

Our specialists have the required experience to address these issues and help you to ensure acceptable risk to occupants within process plant buildings in a cost-effective manner, whether it be a turn-key project or assistance with specific aspects.

This can include:

  • Process plant siting and layout
  • Blast overpressure analysis
  • Fire and explosion protection
  • Control room design
  • Occupied building risk assessment (OBRA)

Our can also provide advice on the requirements of the legislation and associated guidance and ongoing assistance and support to ensure that systems and procedures are put in place to secure future compliance with legislation and guidance.

Occupied Buildings Assessment [up] 

The threats from explosions, pressure bursts, fire and toxic gas releases should be considered in the structural design of process plant buildings and also on the process plant siting and layout. Reports by the Advisory Committee on Major Hazards (ACMH) emphasise the importance of addressing the risk to occupied buildings. 

For COMAH top tier sites, safety in occupied buildings should be addressed as an integral part of the safety report.  At lower-tier sites, risks to people in occupied buildings should be identified in the Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP).

  Building Assessment

For more information on our capabilities in this area, please contact us.

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