Case Studies

Read how ioKinetic has reduced process safety risk, maintained compliance and substantially increased peace of mind for our clients worldwide.

Process Hazard Analysis Revalidation of Chemical Laboratories

A leading chemical supplier relocated their microbiology and environmental labs from one location to another one in 2008. A Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) was conducted when the labs were initially set up. The client wanted to have a revalidation of that PHA by conducting a new PHA to review the basic design and practices. Specifically, this new PHA study focused on conceptually identifying any hazards associated with the labs from the point of view of general housekeeping, emergency equipment, piping, electrical, and ergonomics which could have direct impacts on the people, environment, property, and/ or public relations. Read more

Chemical Delivered into Wrong Tank

A supplier was being sued because when delivered, his product went into the wrong storage tank. This lead to a chemical reaction and release of chlorine to which the plaintiffs claimed they were exposed. Read more

Fire Exposure and Relief Protection for Vessels Containing Reactive Chemicals

The client was storing reactive materials in vessels that could be subject to fire exposure. They wanted to be sure that the relief protection on the vessels was correctly sized, or if not, what changes were necessary for an effective relief system. Read more

Risk Assessments of Refinery Units

A large Canadian Refinery is performing risk assessments to identify personnel, environmental, and operational hazards. This work is being done on a planned schedule with a different unit being reviewed annually. The challenge was to use Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) methodologies that provide an effective analysis appropriate to the unit to be studied and the potential hazards. Read more

Process Safety Management Quality Audits

Companies have implemented their process safety management programs to comply with OSHA and EPA requirements, but they continue to have accidents. Process safety management programs can meet the letter of the law, but may not be effective in preventing accidents. Traditional audit programs look at documentation and procedures, but do little to evaluate the program quality or effectiveness. Read more

Process Hazard Analysis of Batch Alcohol Processes

An international personal products manufacturer needed to complete process hazard analyses of their alcohol processes to meet regulatory and company requirements. The process hazard analyses could not be completed until all necessary process safety information was compiled. Read more