HSE/Safety Case Study
A Safety Case, also denoted a HSE Case, is a document describing the facility with its activities, the safety management system for the facility and how various safety studies have been used and will be maintained to assure that the level of safety is controlled and maintained during the lifetime of the facility.
The most common safety studies required for preparing a Safety Case are
- HAZID – Hazard identification
- QRA – Quantitative Risk Analysis
- EERS – Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Study
- FES – Fire and Explosion Study
- EPA – Emergency Preparedness Analysis
- Performance standards for safety systems
The safety case document can be prepared by the Operator of the facility, or by a Consultant together with the Operator.
Fire prevention audit
The MMG provides training courses and outstanding services in the field of fire prevention and extinguishing, in a highly effective and practical way, and in accordance with the latest standards and the upgraded existing experiences.
Some of the company’s specific services in the field of fire prevention and extinguishing are as follows:
- Fire Prevention & Protection Audit and assessments of industrial plants and buildings.
- Fire Service Audits – Municipal, Industrial, Oil and Gas Sectors
- Drafting Specifications for Equipment, Vehicles and PPE
- Evaluating and Drafting Standard Operating Procedures
- Fire protection engineering design
- Computer modeling of fires and major risks
- Fire and explosion cause and origin investigation
- Training courses in various aspects of the above; including:
- Fire teams, marshal and Officer training, pump operator, and fire inspector
- Fire Fighting Training
- Incident Command Systems
- Product Related Introduction Training
- High Angle Training
- Specialized Rescue Training
Firefighting System maintenance
MMG has over 20 years of experience in the fire protection and process safety fields. Consequently, we provide fire safety analyses with an in-depth understanding of process safety. We identify and evaluate fire hazards and recommend measures to reduce fire risk through fuel load analyses, fire and explosion consequence modelling, and suppression and mitigation analyses. We have designed, surveyed and tested engineered systems for fire control of chemical and petroleum process plants including firewater, foam, Halon, and fire alarm systems. Additionally, we have reviewed jurisdiction fire codes and standards and recommended changes to site design based on applicable codes.
Fire Protection Systems Design
Our experienced fire protection engineers can help you to conceptualize, design, and implement systems for fire sprinklers, fire suppression, fire alarms and emergency lighting. We use our consulting expertise from the chemical industry to create performance-based designs that are cost-effective and up to code.
MMG’s capabilities include:
- Quantitative and qualitative fire hazard and risk assessment
- Fire and explosion consequence modeling
- Fire protection engineering for process areas, containment systems and buildings
- Facility siting studies
- Hazardous area classification studies
- Fire protection systems compliance assessment, specification, and design
- Emergency response planning
- Fire and explosion damage assessments and investigations
Incident investigation has many layers, and under ans that are investigated after an incident but there are always some Internal and intangible layers. The outer layers are directly related to the technical and appearance reasons, while the inner layers are related to risk prevention and root causes. Often, when an incident occurs, only the outer layers are taken into account so that all the information that has led to the high cost of the incident cannot be used. The aim should be to analyze the incidents and learn from them so that we can prevent incidents better than past. This, obviously, does not mean that superficial reasons are less important than root causes and profound ones but it means that all causes must be considered to prevent an incident. When just superficial reasons are considered, only recurrence of the last incident will be prevented. While, by considering the underlying and root causes many similar events might be prevented.
Due to the type and level of incidents, the experts of the company use various techniques such as MORT, Tripod Beta, FTA to understand the scenarios and the way of occurrence and use RCAT, CLC, PII and other techniques to extract root causes and identify areas for improvement in the organization. Also, classic brainstorming methods such as 5 Whys, Fish Bone and Domino’s are used for non-classified events.
Electrical SAFETY AND INSTRUMENTATION
- Today, control systems and electrical equipment and instrumentation play a key role in all factories and industries. So, their wrong performance may lead to catastrophic consequences. Given the importance of electrical systems as the third cause of deadly accidents, the most important source of combustion in systems containing flammable materials, as well as, one of the most important causes of industrial accidents, the MMG provides the following highly specialized services based on the latest and comprehensive methods and experiences in the today’s world.
- Specialized Inspection Services for anti-explosion equipment (EX Inspection)
- Designing Fire & Gas Detection and Paging Systems based on the latest standards
- Specialized inspection services of cables and electrical equipment and instruments
- Performing Arc Flash calculations and developing related guidelines
- Inspection and verification of the instrumentation systems safety and the correct implementation of circuits
- Performing new Orifice and Control Valve Sizing calculations
- Performing FAT and SAT, and DCS systems including DeltaV, Yokogawa, ABB, etc.
- Providing standard engineering documents including Cause & Effect, Specification, Logic Diagram, etc.
- Ergonomic evaluation of control rooms and workstations
- Alarm Management
- DCS / Control Panel Layout
MANAGING PHYSICAL ASSETS
- The optimal use and realizing the value of assets to achieve the organization’s goals are the result of effective establishment of physical asset management system. This is in while that the aspects-related to financial, environmental and social costs, risks, servicing quality and asset-related performance have been balanced in the organization.The scope of company activities according to physical asset management models:
- Assessing the status of physical asset management in companies based on the SAMI or Uptime model
- Developing a strategy for managing physical assets for companies
- Developing a world-class maintenance and repair strategy for companies
- Providing various maintenance strategies based on Optimized PM’s and General Recommendations
- Establishing the Work Process Management system
- Establishing CMMS systems based on ERP
- Establishing the Asset Criticality Assessment process
- Establishing the PM Optimization process (Streamlined RCM)
- Establishing RCA system
- Establishing the comprehensive process for management of overhaul (Turnaround Management)
- Transparency of organizational processes based on RACI
- Implementation of the Critical Spare Part Identification process
INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
Process security management addresses threats against plants from terrorist and criminal acts that may deliberately cause harm such as shutting down processes or the diversion or release of hazardous materials. Facilities must ensure they are secure from such attacks
MMG has developed a comprehensive process security management program that addresses protection from physical and cyber attacks. MMG has developed approaches for threat and vulnerability analysis and guidelines for the use of inherent security measures. We have formulated model process security programs for various threat levels that can be used as reference points for developing new programs or improving existing ones. These approaches have been published in periodicals and presented at conferences.
- Development of Process Security Management programs.
We develop a program to help reduce the likelihood and severity of terrorist and criminal acts and integrate it with your existing programs. We provide you with documentation of the program.
- Performance of Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs).
We facilitate SVAs for you facility and document the results in a report.
- Reviews and audits of facilities to assess the current state of protection against threats of terrorism and criminal acts.
We examine your facility to determine where security weaknesses exist and where improvements may be needed. We provide you with a report on the results of the assessment.
- Development of Process Security Management programs.
- The term “feasibility study” is often used in context of product development processes. Feasibility studies focus on five subjects: technical, economic, legal, operational and scheduling feasibility studies. The best known field is the economic one. While in economy science there is a standard-proceeding of a “feasibility study“, in a technical context the term is used in different ways as shown by various research work.
From initial discussions, MMG staff have the capability to assimilate broad requirements and to work closely with the client on project concepts, examining options and completing process feasibility studies.
Sound process design and chemical engineering backed by an extensive database, including a library of suppliers and chemical codes of practice, leads to practicable and cost effective solutions.
MMG’s database also includes reliable current and historical cost data which is widely used in preparing capital cost estimates of varying levels of accuracy. Estimates can normally be prepared very quickly to satisfy customers’ requirements in the project sanction process at main board level