Process safety consulting for the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, and oil and gas industries
Let’s make the world a safer place.
Bluefield Process Safety, LLC is a small, privately held consulting company that serves the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, oil, and gas industries in their efforts to make their processes and facilities safer. Our vision is simple: make the world a safer place.
Bluefield Process Safety offers many services to our clients including
• Facilitation of HazOp studies and other Process Hazard Analysis studies
• Risk Assessment within the facility and the process
• Risk Tolerance Criteria determination and application
• Facilitation of Levels of Protection Analysis
• Safety Instrumented Systems
• Safety Requirement Specifications
• Pre-Startup Safety Reviews
• Regulatory Compliance assistance
We support the safety lifecycle.
Bluefield Process Safety helps its clients understand their options. It’s the company Mike wanted to be there back when he was working in chemical operations: quick to understand what you need, able to deliver without fat or waste, ready to share its methods and tools so you can do the work yourself next time if you choose.
You don’t have time or money to squander. Whether it’s properly preparing for a HazOp so your personnel aren’t tied up for days when hours would do, or helping you to take proper credit for the layers of protection you already have in place, Bluefield Process Safety makes sure you achieve the safety you need as effectively as possible.
Principal: Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt works on every project that Bluefield Process Safety takes on, performing or reviewing all of the work that is done.
Mike has been working in the chemical industry since 1977 and has over 30 years of experience, ranging from product research and process development to scale-up and facility design, from regulatory compliance to production. He has worked on projects on every continent except Antarctica.
Mike has served on and led project teams, task forces, and engineering groups working on projects in the specialty and fine chemical, pharmaceutical, refining, and consumer product industries. The 1984 disaster in Bhopal came a few years after Mike had worked for Union Carbide, and that event was responsible for the subsequent focus of his career on process safety.
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