Project SynopsisPerform Process Hazards Assessments (PHAs) and adequately document findings at multiple refined product pipeline terminals throughout the U.S.
PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSES (PHAs)
OF PIPELINE TERMINALS
Typical Project Description
On numerous occasions, Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) has provided engineers experienced in process safety and risk management who were part of PHA teams for the clients. The teams performed PHAs of refined products pipeline storage terminals to help the clients satisfy the PHA requirements as stated in paragraph (e) of OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) regulation, 29 CFR 1910.119, and part 68.67 of EPA’s risk management program (RMP) regulation, 40 CFR 68. The objective of the PHAs was to discover potential accidents (i.e., toxic/flammable material releases, explosions, fires) that could directly impact employees, the public, and/or the environment. PROCESS documented the PHAs to reasonably fulfill all pertinent regulatory requirements. The terminals included both above-ground storage, below-ground (e.g., cavern) storage, and fractionation processes.
PROCESS performed PHAs at the following specific terminals:
- Denver, Colorado Terminal
- Kansas City, Kansas Terminal
- Kankakee, Illinois Terminal
- East St. Louis, Illinois Terminal
- East Chicago, Indiana Terminal
- Paola, Kansas Terminal
- Benedum, Texas Terminal
- Pipeline Storage Terminals
- Regulatory compliance support
- Pre-accident investigation