Process Safety

To implement process safety into everyday engineering, CEDR has a broad-based understanding of the complex interaction of chemical process technology, mechanical and process design , process control and process safety management.

We have knowledge in the following areas:

  • Engineering Standards and Practices
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Industry Standards (API, ASME..)
  • Codes (ASME, ASTM, NFPA, ANSI, EN,..)
  • Recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (CCPS,..)
  • Process safety management systems
  • Safety Instrumented function SIL and relevance to installation, inspection, and maintenance
  • Hazard and Operability study (HAZOP)
  • What-f Analysis
  • Fault tree Analysis
  • Safety relieve valve and header analysis (PreVent)
  • Fire protection System analysis.

In general, CEDR can provide specialist consulting services in safety and fire protection in the design, engineering, construction, and operation of chemical plants.

In particular, we can assist the client with the identification of hazards:

  • Overpressure / underpressure hazards
  • Thermal expansion
  • Fire and dust explosion hazards
  • Chemical and reactive chemistry hazards
  • Failure mechanism that could lead to risk being realized
  • Ensure proper application of MOC changes at site level

CEDR is able to propose cost effective engineering solutions to reduce or mitigate the risks by:

  • Removing or reducing the hazard through inherently safer solutions
  • Simplifying the process
  • Recommending less hazardous operating conditions
  • Decreasing the likelihood of risks, through providing more or better layers of protection
  • Employing mitigating systems to minimize the consequences of potential risks