Process safety consulting for the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, and oil and gas industries
Nimble, efficient and responsive.
Being a small, privately held company, Bluefield Process Safety is able to provide process safety consulting to the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, and oil and gas industries nimbly and responsively. Bluefield is headquartered in St. Louis and serves clients around the globe. We can be to your operation as quickly as you need us. We’ll fly coach.
Started in 2008 at the request of its first customer, Bluefield Process Safety has grown from three clients in three different states its first year to over 4 dozen customers in almost twenty states and four countries including Belgium, Brazil, China, and Malaysia. Planning is in place currently with customers for projects in the Middle East.
I have known and worked with Mike Schmidt (Bluefield Process Safety) for over 2 years. The impeccable integrity and professionalism he brings with him is always a bright spot in today’s business environment. Mike played an integral part in designing and developing the SIS system for our Ethoxylation Plant, which was installed and functioned flawlessly from the start. Bluefield—Mike—also provided safety training and the OSHA 10 hour training course to my employee’s and me. His training was very in-depth and useful. His presentations were always interesting, entertaining and well received by each and every employee. I know without a doubt Mike’s presence in our facility has given our organization a considerable advantage over our competition. Our operation has benefited by our increased safety awareness and renewed our emphasis on a safety culture. Bluefield backs all of this up with exceptional support, providing engineering control solutions and designs that work.
Bluefield provides process safety consulting in three primary areas:
Much of what we do involves answering questions and developing documentation. Need a Safety Requirements Specification before your SIS vendor can quote price and delivery? We do that. Need to discuss the design of a Safety Instrumented Function or get some SIL verification calculations done? We do that, too.
Some tasks are best done by group: PHAs, LOPAs, establishing RTC. A group is more efficient and effective when facilitated, and Bluefield Process Safety takes facilitation seriously. Good preparation and a focus on the goal keep the team moving and typically gets done in less than half the time the team would otherwise spend. And serious doesn’t have to mean boring or joyless. We’re serious, but we might as well have fun, too.
Not only does Bluefield Process Safety have instructors authorized to offer the OSHA General Industry 10-hour and 30-hour training, we have developed a portfolio of classes to train your staff on the entire safety lifecycle. Depending on the audience, we may even bring the same material we use in graduate-level engineering courses.
Started in 2008 at the request of its first customer, Bluefield Process Safety has grown from three clients in three different states its first year to over 4 dozen customers in almost twenty states and four countries including Belgium, Brazil, China, and Malaysia. Planning is in place currently with customers for projects in the Middle East. Projects have ranged in size from three to six figures. About half of Bluefield’s projects have been repeat projects, either with groups we’ve worked with before, with different units at the same plant, or at sister plants that needed help and after asking around within their organization, came to us.
Our business model is simple: we make a living by selling our time. The tools we’ve developed to do our work, we give to our customers. Use them if they help—it will make the world a safer place. When you come back to us, it will be because you trust us, not because you are hostage to our software tools. We’re your advisors, not shamans of safety doling out received wisdom from the mountain tops. Process safety is not just what we do—it’s who we are.
We give to our customers the tools we’ve developed to do our work. When you come back to us, it will be because you trust us, not because you are hostage to our software tools.
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