Read how ioMosaic has reduced process safety risk, maintained compliance and substantially increased peace of mind for our clients worldwide.
An international consumer products manufacturer suffered a significant business interruption due to failure of a critical support facility. This incident raised the question of whether there were other critical support facilities that could cause a similar interruption in production or a significant safety or environmental impact.
An international oil company was preparing to startup a state of the art acid gas injection facility and needed to benchmark against current industry practices for handling large quantities of toxic gas at high pressure.
A supplier was being sued because his product, when delivered, went into the wrong storage tank. This led to a chemical reaction and release of chlorine to which the plaintiffs claimed they were exposed.
An international personal products manufacturer needed to complete process hazard analyses of their alcohol processes to meet regulatory and company requirements. The process hazard analyses could not be completed until all necessary process safety information was compiled.
Companies have implemented their process safety management programs to comply with OSHA and EPA requirements, but they continue to have accidents. Process safety management programs can meet the letter of the law, but may not be effective in preventing accidents.
Chemical weapons produced by the US military must be demilitarized by international treaty. Since some of these weapons are old, they must be demilitarized at the sites where they are currently stored to avoid potential releases during transportation. Existing technology for chemical weapon demilitarization is using incineration.
An American energy company with refineries capable of producing 240,000 barrels of crude oil per day required some complex dynamic analysis. ioMosaic was to evaluate dynamically a tube rupture scenario for the following heat exchangers systems: E-920A/B, E-921, E-930A/B, E-931A, and E-9220. Note that E-931A and E-9220 discharge to the RLOP and ISOMAX cooling water systems.
An international pharmaceutical company operates a pilot plant for new product development. Due to the changing nature of the pilot plant needs, most of the process equipment is portable and is connected to other equipment and vent headers using flexible hoses.
The client was storing reactive materials in vessels that could be subject to fire exposure. They wanted to be sure that the relief protection on the vessels was correctly sized, or if not, what changes were necessary for an effective relief system.
An independent company executed a large capital project that included expansion and modification of one of their process units. The client required an update to existing flare analysis, which ioMosaic had previously completed, with the global scenario information from the capital project.
An incident at a gas processing plant centered around the loss of liquid level and breakthrough of a high pressure two-phase mixture into low pressure equipment (HP/LP Interface) leading to cold temperatures and subsequent brittle failure of a vessel. The case team needed to confirm or rule out operator actions that could have led to the incident. The individual events and actions that lead to the incident happened over a period of several hours. The process was so complex that careful study by many experts was unable to clearly identify the cause-and-effect of each of the events and actions.
The California Energy Commission had been directed to assist in the development of clean alternate transportation fuels. As part of this effort they are supporting the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles operating on hydrogen fuel. In order to be used extensively in the transportation sector, the safety of hydrogen production, storage, and supply needs to be addressed.