Kenexis assists our process industry clients make plants safer and more productive by helping to ensure the integrity of instrumented safeguards. We do this by employing our core skills in risk analysis, reliability engineering, and process and equipment engineering.
Using these core skills, we help establish the design and maintenance specification of instrumented safeguards, such as safety instrumented systems (SIS), alarm systems, fire and gas systems, pressure relief systems, and ICS networks. Our services help our clients to comply with appropriate regulations and standards, and benchmark their performance and processes against industry best practices. These services allow our clients to have best in class safety and reliability while investing resources that are in line with industry norms.
LIFECYCLE APPROACH TO SAFETY AND SECURITY
Process industry plants create value by converting raw materials into valuable products using technology that can include high temperatures, high pressures, and flammable and toxic materials. In order to maintain a business that is not only profitable, but also provides a safe work environment and is also a good neighbor, these hazards must be effectively managed. Applying a risk management framework that identifies and controls risks provides effective management of hazards. Controlling risk is accomplished by a combination of administrative controls and engineered safeguards. The risk management framework and process safety lifecycle employed by Kenexis provides a systematic method for accomplishing these important goals.
Our lifecycle approach starts at conceptual process design and continues all the way through plant startup and ongoing change management. This approach evaluates all risks posed by the process and all means of safeguarding in a systematic and holistic way, allowing selection of the most appropriate safeguards. We provide a range of services that are geared toward identifying the risks posed by process plants and then assisting in the implementation of engineered safeguards to mitigate those risks.
- Process Hazards Analysis (e.g., HAZOP)
- Chemical Compatibility / Reactivity
- Pressure Relief Survey
- Equipment Design Checklists
- Cyber Vulnerability Assessments (CVA)
ENGINEERED SAFEGUARD IMPLEMENTATION
- Safety Instrumented Systems
- Alarm Systems
- Fire and Gas Systems
- Relief Devices / Vent and Disposal Systems
- Facility Siting / Temporary Refuge
- Network Security for Industrial Control Systems
- Machine Safeguarding
- Other Passive and Active Mitigation Measures