Project SynopsisPerform a PHA of an explosives manufacturing facility.
PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS (PHA) OF AN EXPLOSIVES MANUFACTURING PLANT
Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) was contracted to provide an engineer experienced in process safety and risk management who was part of a PHA team for the client. The team performed a PHA of the client’s explosives manufacturing plant in the Southeastern U.S. to help the client satisfy the PHA requirements as stated in paragraph (e) of OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) regulation, 29 CFR 1910.119. The objective of the PHA was to discover potential accidents (i.e., inadvertent explosions) that could directly impact employees. PROCESS documented the PHA to reasonably fulfill all pertinent regulatory requirements.
The following process areas of the plant were included in the PHA:
- Packout Building, including the Igniter Bay
- V-Blend Process
- Powder Building
- Press Building
- Mix Building
- Test Cell.
- Explosives Production
- Process hazard analyses preparation and execution