The water utility wanted to gain a greater understanding of process safety across its plants. This would enable it to identify safety concerns and opportunities for improvement. Process safety is a critical issue for water utilities, as fires, explosions and accidental chemical releases can have catastrophic consequences on personnel, assets and the environment.
The client recognised that process safety audits would be the ideal way to identify gaps in their process safety systems and determine corrective actions to address these gaps. The audits also needed to uncover any systemic gaps that would require broader consideration.
The client specified three key process hazard areas of concern:
- explosion and fire
- pressure and vacuum systems
- hazardous and reactive chemicals.