LNG Risk Management

Managing the risks of onshore and offshore LNG facilities via a thorough understanding of the design and key issues associated with liquefied natural gas.

Our multifaceted approach takes into consideration the needs of regulators, engineering contractors and most importantly, you. LNG terminals, send-out facilities and associated pipelines, and power plants around the world rely on our extensive experience to complete QRAs, HAZOP and hazard identification studies, safety integrity level (SIL) reviews, and consequence analysis modeling.

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Daniel Nguyen, PE & PMP

Senior Partner & CTO

Mr. Nguyen manages product development, along with all aspects of pressure relief and flare systems evaluation and design projects and hazard identification in the petrochemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Nguyen has conducted many consequence analysis and quantitative risk analysis (QRA) studies involving a wide range of flammable materials. His extensive presentation experience includes topics such as vibration-induced fatigue, managing complex pressure relief and flare systems projects, and SuperChems™ training and updates. He is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

As CTO, Mr. Nguyen leads the development of ioMosaic’s Process Safety Office® software, a technical calculation tool used by engineers and risk analysts to calculate and assess hazards and risks. He is responsible for a team of software engineers creating and improving the many integrated components of Process Safety Office®, which include SuperChems™ and PHAGlobal®.

Before joining ioMosaic, Mr. Nguyen was a manager in the Safety and Risk Management division at Arthur D. Little, Inc., where he conducted a wide range of process safety and risk management activities. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Mr. Nguyen was employed at Aspen Technology, Inc. as a process development engineer. While at Aspen, he developed and enhanced several distillation/separation models and was among the key members who developed ASPEN Plus’ first graphical user interface.

Project Sampling

Consolidated a large-scale emergency response plan that coordinates dozens of institutions and agencies to share the same resources in a highly concentrated area within the City of Boston.

Worked with the U.S. Coast Guard, local fire departments, and City of Boston to review the state of preparedness and consolidated existing emergency plans for responding to liquefied natural gas (LNG) emergencies within the City of Boston and contiguous areas during LNG ship transit into the Boston Harbor.

Led and participated in dozens of commercial HAZard and OPerability (HAZOP) studies, which focused on the following systems: batch processes, medical devices, burner management systems, utilities, gas/steam/diesel turbines, aerosol can products, fire protection, and flare systems.

Conducted many PSM and RMP audits for a variety of facilities.

Reviewed patents and conducted a technical and economic feasibility study of nitrogen tri-fluoride manufacturing for a joint venture between companies in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Education

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Professional Engineer (PE), Texas

Professional Engineer (PE), Massachusetts

Tufts University 
M.S. Chemical Engineering

Tufts University 
B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) Chemical Engineering

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