If you believe that prevention is better than cure, then we at CADeploy are here to offer you a wide range of safety and risk services. We also believe in safety first and thus help manage and mitigate risk in industries and businesses.
Sustainable development is a common goal and it’s pertinent to identify potential sources that are releasing hazardous material in the environment and alleviate their toxicity to a great extent and prevent your firm’s participation in environmental degradation.
Unfortunately, accidents happen despite best efforts to prevent them. So, instead of hitting the panic button, call us in case of any accident involving the human workforce or equipment. Courtesy, our knowledge, and expertise, we can precisely evaluate the extent of the impact and the subsequent effect that the mishap would have on all elements involved and guide you accordingly.
With the use of latest software and years of experience, we can compute the average number of probable accidents with considerable precision.
Accidents can have dire consequences and thus, our aim is to reduce the possible accident frequency. We devise risk distribution ration both within and beyond the process plant in a bid to eliminate potential causes of catastrophe.
Ideation is one thing, execution is another and that’s why it is pertinent to make sure that every step is going according to the planning. To facilitate this, a structured and systematic technique has been developed that has done wonders so far. It’s called HAZOP, short for Hazard and Operability study. Across the globe, chemical and petrochemical processes are fruitfully using this sophisticated technology to identify and evaluate problems at different stages.
HAZOP is one of the most efficient and widely used hazard identification technologies. By employing it, we can systematically identify all the probable causes of deviation in a process from the original design intention. It reviews the process carefully and lists the potential consequences arriving from the deviation that can sometimes lead to major socio-economic and safety issues. The hazards could be in facilities, equipment, and processes.
Its purpose is not just limited to spotting and listing the problems. It goes a step ahead and also charts out the recommended action for either getting rid of the problem entirely or at least reducing the consequences led by the deviation. The HAZOP team also improves the safety of existing facilities.
The age-old adage recommends us to be better safe than sorry. Especially in an industry where one little misstep can cause massive damage, the value of prevention is even greater. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a procedure that did a detailed check-up of the processes and identified issues that can lead to bigger problems? Well, say hello to Quantitative Risk Analysis or QRA as it is popularly called.
QRA is an extensive and established study in our industry for identifying and then quantifying the risks associated with the operation of an engineering process. It is an approach by which one can evaluate the quantum of risk in an industry that majorly works with hazardous ingredients. The assessment entails calculating the frequency and magnitude of the possible hazard and its impact on employees, environment, company assets and its reputation.
A complete QRA study also encompass several risk management aspects like modelling of system behaviour, system reliability, local weather and terrain conditions and the effectiveness of safety systems. Courtesy QRA, owners can make cost-effective decisions and manage the risks at different stages of the project. It is a tried and tested method of assessing the overall safety performance of an industry, especially the ones dealing with chemicals on a day-to-day basis.
We use latest software like PHAST& PHAST RISK to predict probable outcomes of fire, explosion, etc.. Our study is quite comprehensible, and the control measures we recommend, are easy to apply and maintain. Take risks in business, but well-calculated ones!
All responsible manufacturers, who deal with chemicals on a day-to-day basis, will recognize and understand the importance of their products’ accountability towards safety. Today engineering and manufacturing processes are becoming intricate, the technology is advancing, and competition is rising. In such a situation, it becomes even more vital that industries have built-in safety features and conduct stringent in-house and third-party testing. That’s why we are seeing the Safety Instrument System (SIS) becoming an important layer of protection against accidents and hazards, in a process industry.
The performance required for SIS must be measured by Safety Integrity Levels (SIL). Simply put, SIL is a measure of the quality or dependability of a system which has a safety function. It evaluates the confidence with which the system can be expected to perform a particular function without causing disruptions or damages. The value of SIL required for the SIS helps in deciding the trustworthiness of the system. The SIL study will be done by our competent team. As providers and facilitators of the SIL service, we leave no stone unturned in achieving the set target.
For any industry, the safety of its staff and equipment is of great significance because a loss to life or property can prove to be quite disastrous for the company. Thus, it must provide a safe working environment for its employees. Now the question arises how it can be successfully done? Well, a well begun is half done. Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a potent tool to reach an efficient design.
LOPA is a risk assessment tool. It can also be used in tandem with other risk assessment tools such as HAZOP and is often used to calculate a target SIL (Safety Integrity Level) for a Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS for short). However, it is much more time-saving and economical compared to full quantitative risk assessments (like QRA).
LOPA aids analysts in making reliable calls on the sufficiency of existing or proposed layers of protection against an accident scenario. The technique is generally suited for companies aiming to meet specific risk targets or to lower risk as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). However, it is important to note that LOPA is considered as a semi-quantitative tool. It mainly answers if there are sufficient layers of protection against an accident scenario and if there is a requirement of supplementary independent protection layers.
We have a team of consultants with years of experience in knowing, conducting and managing LOPA and its risk analysis processes.
Industries like oil and gas, fertilizer, chemicals, petrochemical, pharmaceutical etc. cannot function without dealing with hazardous products and therefore, it becomes quite essential that every project they undertake must be reviewed from the aspects of safety. All the stages of the project, from development and modification to expansion, must have a high rating on the safety parameter and that’s why steps like preparation of drawings, drawing up specifications, purchase of materials, manufacturing, commissioning of project etc. are stringently reviewed. Well, usually these safety tests are run by the in-house team or by the turnkey suppliers/ project consultants. However, it is also important to get an outsider’s perspective. Getting projects reviewed by the external consultants, who are not involved in the erection or commissioning of the projects, is a healthy practice and biggest brands are lapping up PHSER (Project Health, Safety & Environmental Review).
The purpose of PHSER is to make sure that the Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) issues are recognized in the early stages of the project development. Reviewing proposals at different key stages in the development gives the owner a sense of assurance. Simply put, it is a qualitative assessment of the project’s HSE plans and actions and is carried out at all project stages in accordance with procedures developed by petroleum giants like British Petroleum, Kuwait Oil Corporation, KNPC etc.
We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals that has command over the different disciplines of process, maintenance, and safety. The team first understands the methodology of the company and then reviews the different stages of the project starting from evaluation, selection, sanctioning, construction, etc and then furnishes a detailed and exhaustive report on how to achieve the purpose of PHSER. The suggestions will be easy and effective to implement.
PHSER will ensure everything is in compliance with HSE standards and legislation, which provides the client the assurance that the sensitive areas of HSE risk have been identified and suitable actions have been taken to manage these risks.