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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Georges A. Melhem, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Dr. Melhem is internationally renowned in the areas of pressure relief and flare systems design, chemical reaction systems, process safety and risk analysis. As the founder of ioMosaic, he has over 25 years of engineering and process safety experience, and has participated in numerous risk management, consequence analysis and quantitative risk assessment studies for commercial and government clients. 

Dr. Melhem has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony to domestic and international cases including disputes over recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices, design practices for flare systems and effluent handling and numerous major fire and explosion events. Dr. Melhem is also the author/co-author of multiple books, many technical papers and presentations and more than 300 technical reports regarding various aspects of risk assessment.

Education

Northeastern University
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Northeastern University 
M.S. Chemical Engineering

Northeastern University 
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Minor in Industrial Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Knowledge-Based Expert Systems

Harvard Business School
Executive Training, Finance and Strategic Sales Management

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Process Safety Management Quality Audits

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. Traditional audit programs look at documentation and procedures, but do little to evaluate the program quality or effectiveness.

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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.

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A multinational energy company wanted to complete an evaluation of a PRV system in order to comply with the PSM standard OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 which requires that employers compile information pertaining to the equipment in the process, including relief system design and design basis. 
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