The Domino Effect of Employee Turnover on Process Safety
Employee turnover in the technical and operating ranks of the oil, gas, and chemicals (OGC) industry has increased greatly in the last couple of years due to many retirements and a strong job market. According to Deloitte Consulting LLP’s...
Creating Equivalent Probit Values Using ERPG Data
When evaluating the toxicity levels of chemicals it often requires the use of specialized software to calculate the distances over which a toxic effect occurs and then compare median lethal doses. Process Safety Office® SuperChems™ can quickly and easily extract...
Asset Integrity Programs Frequently Overlook Small Items
The identification of major items to be included in an Asset Integrity program is relatively straightforward, but the small, often missed items are not. Small parts can cause serious incidents. 'The Devil is in the Details' aptly describes the role...
PHA Software Competitive Upgrade Offer
Are you using PHA software? Choose or switch to PHAGlobal® v.11 and get more features while reducing your budget! Through June 30, 2022, purchase or upgrade your current Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) software with the latest PHAGlobal® software available and get 50% off...
Compliance and Risk Minimization Requires A Robust Asset Integrity Program
As one of the 14 elements of the OSHA PSM standard, a comprehensive Asset Integrity (AI) program is fundamental for compliance and risk reduction. Despite this, during Process Safety Management regulation 29 CFR 1910.119 inspections, Asset Integrity findings (also known as Mechanical Integrity)...
Creating a BowTie Diagram
The bowtie study is an important risk management tool widely used in all sectors of industries. This method is particularly useful for root cause analysis and incident investigation. Because of the bowtie method's visual power, many regulators in various industries...
5 Enhanced Methods for Calculating Noise Using SuperChems™ v10.5
What are the consequences of noise emissions? The conversion of flow mechanical energy to noise can lead to possible fatigue failure of relief and/or process piping, and potential hearing loss or damage. The costs for additional piping supports and...
Coming Soon: Capability to Constrain Multiphase Equilibrium Calculations
The next release of Process Safety Office® SuperChems™ will provide the capability to constrain multiphase chemical and physical equilibrium calculations. This is an important upgrade for all SuperChems™ models using Gibbs free energy minimization including streams, and the Gibbs free...
5 Advantages of SuperChems™ for Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRAs)
A Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) involves the detailed estimation of the expected frequency and consequences of potential accidents associated with a facility or operation. A QRA is an invaluable method for making informed risk-based process safety planning decisions, as well...
Announcing Process Safety Office® v10.0 Release
Process Safety Office® v10.0 is officially released and opened to all users. We thank all beta testers for contributing to the release of this major milestone. The new Visual Interface results in better usability for our customers.