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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John L. Cronin, Ph.D.

Technical Director

Dr. Cronin is a senior technical authority, supporting corporate, engineering and operating asset teams. He has over 30 years wide-ranging process safety consulting experience within major operating and contracting companies, encompassing petroleum exploration and production, petroleum refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, public and industrial utilities and general manufacturing (e.g. steel, automotive, foodstuffs).

Dr. Cronin has managed and facilitated numerous and diverse risk management projects including process hazard analyses, qualitative and quantitative risk assessments, functional safety (SIL and LOPA) studies, operational risk and policy reviews, litigation support, accident investigations, process safety audits and due diligence programs. He has also developed and delivered process safety training for process and facilities engineering professionals. He has worked extensively throughout Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, within a wide variety of multidisciplinary and multinational team environments.

Education, Licensing and Affiliations

Chartered UK Chemical Engineer (CEng, MIChemE)

UK IChemE Professional Process Safety Engineer (PPSE)

London South Bank University
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

University of Leeds
BSc Chemical Engineering

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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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