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.
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 30 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.
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
M.S. Chemical Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Minor in Industrial Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Harvard Business School
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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.
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.
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.
Although non-equilibrium flow and rapid phase transitions (RPT) are well researched, the literature published so far does not explicitly quantify the RPT phenomenon or provide reliable methods for the calculation of non-equilibrium flow for mixtures. Download this paper for a clear understanding of how non-equilibrium flow and rapid phase transitions develop and how they should be quantified for pure components and mixtures alike.
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