Kenexis was established in 2004, and is a privately held company. Kenexis is an engineering consulting firm with employees stationed globally. Kenexis headquarters is in Columbus, Ohio and Kenexis’ offices are in Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Beijing.


Kenexis is an independent consulting engineering firm that provides services and engineering software for process hazards analysis, fire and gas mapping, and industrial cybersecurity. Kenexis headquarters is in Columbus, Ohio since 2004, with offices in Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and Beijing.

Our services focus on technical safety, cybersecurity, and reliability. Specifically, our services include Safety Instrumented System (SIS) services from the establishment of Safety Integrity Level (SIL), the development of Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS), and quantitative design Verification (SIL Verification). Kenexis experts work closely with your team to analyze the risks associated with process plant operations using different techniques, including PHA, LOPA and QRA. Kenexis state of the art Fire & Gas Mapping services include performance target selection, detector placement and coverage assessments. The Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity team provides industrial control system services including strategic planning, design, assessments and incident response. Kenexis Instrumented Safeguard Suite™, including Effigy, Vertigo, Arbor and OpenPHA, are engineering software tools designed by and built for process safety professionals.

Kenexis works closely with the ISA and actively participates in industry standards and best practices, including ISA84 working group for Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Systems (E/E/PES) for Use in Process Safety Applications and the ISA99 working group that support ISA/IEC-62443 Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security.

Kenexis services help clients comply with appropriate regulations and standards, and benchmark their performance and processes against industry best practices. These services allow its clients to maintain “best-in-class” safety, security and reliability ratings.

Additional Information

Quality Control System

Our Quality System was implemented to ensure that we deliver consulting engineering services that consistently meet the requirements, needs, and expectations of our customers through efficient project execution with the highest degree of professionalism, while continually improving the effectiveness of our quality management system.

Kenexis Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015 accreditation by Performance Review Institute.