The Art of Working Properly
Safepark believes, that process safety is the art of working properly. Working properly means taking a scientific approach to solving your health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges. Art is finding a common sense basis in your company culture to achieve the ultimate goal of process safety: That everyone are certain to return to loved ones at the end of a workday.
Teaching process safety / risk assessment in general, and in particular the use of tools such as Dow's Chemical Exposure Index and Dow's Fire & Explosion Index and the knowledge needed to properly apply these tools in decisions related to plant location as well as distance from vulnerable populations. Other topics included depending on length of course could be HAZOP at different stages of process design and how to create a plant layout that avoid domino effects (land is cheap compared to cost of large emergencies).
Length of course needed to give participant the necessary competency depends on their background, e.g. chemical engineering or operations, etc, and naturally your company needs.
Within process safety review either during FEED or later in your project we can provide an extra pair of eyes and ears to facility your teams progress on the project. We come from a background, where a candidates process safety attitude was already assessed during the very first job interview. We also have experience with basic control system configuration of both chemical and biochemical facilities. In general we take a functional goal-means oriented approach to problem solution.
Special services are Functional Hazard and Operability Studies: How to prepare for them, how to run them and how to follow up on them, or improved annunciator panel layout by looking at layout of the panel compared with the functional relations among the alarms, so the logical structure of your plant is reflected in the annunciator panel layout, or review of your control room layout in close collaboration with your operators in order to achieve a more efficient work environment.
Graphics Design Services
A4 and/or A3 posters or post-cards for your safety event using open source tools such as Scribus and/or LibreOffice. Our Scribus design includes bleeds and printing margins, which allow your local print shop to create print to edge for a professional look. Teaching you or your employee to elementary principles of poster design using Scribus in order to provide ready to print material for your local print shop. Or since we are using open source tools you can create you own setup by downloading the latest version of Scribus from your Linux repository or here. Note, that your official Linux distro repository could be one or two version behind the official Scribus website.
From the summer of 2008 until early 2018 Safepark has been part of a group encouraging developments in Multilevel Flow Modeling (MFM), which is a rule base technology for modelling industrial plants for reasoning about their states. Your can read more about MFM on mfm.safepark.dk (not yet converted to New Google Sites). We have published papers about use of MFM during a HAZOP study and about MFM usage in alarm design and response to alarms. Some of the most read of these are featured below.
Two of the potential uses of MFM is in HAZOP analysis and in alarm design, as described in the articles below. However, MFM is not limited to be used in such operational tasks, but could also profitably be used in the development of a chemical plant design, from concept to start-up.