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Who’s running your plant at 3am?

Guest blog by Ian Travers This challenging question was posed by John Bresland and Ian Travers in the September edition of ‘The Chemical Engineer’. In this blog Ian Travers (Director & Principal Consultant at Ian Travers Ltd & Leidos) briefly explains who should run your plant at the most vulnerable time and how to select the right people. The people that should The answer should be of course the right number of skilled and competent process engineers and plant operators who can cope with any normal or abnormal situation which [...]

October 17th, 2017|Blog|

From Hazop to Bowtie

Whilst the current recording style of a HAZOP is relatively easy to interpret, it does not provide immediate clarity - particularly for those who were not present during the study, or when reviewing or revalidating studies at regular intervals. In this blog, we will elaborate on why it can be useful to create bowties from HAZOP studies. Limitations of HAZOP HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) is a methodology which uses a structured, deviation-based approach to identify possible causes and potential consequences and assign or propose appropriate safeguards to eliminate or reduce [...]

October 5th, 2017|Blog|

OSHA Releases New PSM Guidance for Oil Refineries

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new guide to help petroleum refiners comply with its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (1910.119). "Since the PSM standard was promulgated by OSHA in 1992, no other industry sector has had as many fatal or catastrophic incidents related to the release of highly hazardous chemicals (HHC) as the petroleum refining industry," the document states. In an effort to reduce these incidents, OSHA introduced the National Emphasis Program (NEP) in 2007, which was designed to verify whether refinery operators were maintaining PSM compliance. After reviewing [...]

September 21st, 2017|Blog|

CGE Joint Industries Project 2017: Stairway to heaven

For 2017 we have initiated a Joint Industries Project (JIP) that focuses on the link between culture & leadership and risk management. The JIP 2017 will give participating organizations valuable insights, practical tools and useful templates for risk assessments, incident scenarios, and audits. Context In the HSEQ domain, we recognize four areas of importance: culture & leadership, risk management, processes & governance and asset integrity & control frameworks.  We believe that all areas are equally important, and we believe that all areas affect other areas - positive or negative. Tools to measure Culture & Leadership There [...]

July 5th, 2017|Blog, Joint Industry Project|

5 key questions for targeting vulnerability in process safety management

Guest blog by Ian Travers When it comes to the best practices for process safety, Ian warns of the danger of ‘not seeing the wood for the trees’. Accurately and comprehensively providing an overview of all risks associated with a process will paint, by necessity, a complicated picture. An effective process safety system aims to clarify the complications by focusing on the elements that really matter. These 5 questions are designed to help with that. 1. How could the process go wrong? The U.K Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) conducted a [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Blog, BowtieXP|

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