Process Hazard Analysis

A Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is required by OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation for PSM-covered processes, NFPA 654 and other NFPA regulations for combustible dust processes. It is critical to pinpoint weaknesses in the design of facilities and processes that could lead to chemical releases, fires or explosions. OSHA’s inspection results from the National Emphasis Programs launched for refineries in 2007, and the chemical industry in 2009, demonstrate that the quality of PHAs continues to be a weak link in the management of process safety issues.

ioMosaic is a PHA leader who can provide senior process safety engineers to prepare, organize and lead PHAs utilizing your internal technical and operations staff. We also provide a report to document the PHA and associated recommendations.

Our experts are knowledgeable in recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP). Each member of our team is a trained and proven PHA leader. Our professionals also have extensive experience using various industry-recognized methodologies such as HAZard & OPerability (HAZOP) study, “What-If” Checklist, fault tree analysis, layer of protection analysis, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Inherently Safer Technology (IST) analysis.

ioMosaic Process Hazard Analysis Tools

Process Safety Office® component PHAGlobal® is a process hazard assessment documentation software that simplifies recording of findings and tracking follow-up from PHAs. It eliminates the need for any special application software when working with the results. The learning curve for documentation is virtually non-existent, because of the use of standard Excel functions. PHAGlobal® will make it easier to comply with codes and standards that require PHAs, such as OSHA PSM, EPA RMP and NFPA 654. Combine with Process Safety Enterprise® for a fully-integrated PSM solution.

How We Can Help You

Our experts are at the forefront of pipeline Process Safety Management proficiency.

We prepare expert opinion reports and provide expert testimony for process incident cases.

Experienced engineers who have performed LOPAs on a wide range of facilities and terminals.

Helping manage risk with facility siting studies, assessments and recommendations.

Senior knowledgeable process safety engineers prepare, organize, lead and document PHAs.

Proven track record of performing QRAs for facilities, pipelines and transportation routes.

Integrating best practices with cost-effective solutions to address program deficiencies.

Decades of experience leading incident investigations for process industry companies.