External Plant Fires: What’s the Likelihood?

“A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.”  Robert Herrick During a process hazard analysis (PHA) and a layer of protection analysis (LOPA), the scenario of an external plant fire frequently arises. From our experience facilitating PHAs and LOPAs, we’ve found that a common cause for this is a pooling of flammable liquid or oil getting [...]

By | 2017-09-07T14:02:34+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Chemicals, Gas, PHA, Process Safety, Risk Assessment|1 Comment

Candlelight Services

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”  Eleanor Roosevelt Every year, late in December, we are greeted with the news of a church that burned down because of a candle left burning during a Christmas service.  It’s not common, but it would sure be embarrassing to be a safety professional and [...]

By | 2017-07-24T17:23:42+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Current Events|0 Comments