Creative Engineers, Inc., has engineers who as part of their training are qualified to facilitate a process-hazard assessment (PHA). The depth of our staff allows us to provide this service while still providing the independent process expertise necessary for a successful process-hazard assessment.
There are many methods and programs used to conduct a PHA. The most common used by CEI are the “What-If” and the HAZOP (or Hazard and Operability) Study, although other methods can be implemented as well.
For many designs, process-hazard assessments are required to meet regulatory obligations under OSHA or EPA regulations. Even where not required, a PHA often improves a process design by implementing a systematic review and critique.