Kenexis has developed a best-in-class software application for the facilitation and recording of process hazards analysis (PHA) studies. This software, called Open PHA™, is a leap forward in a category that has been stagnating over the past decade. Most traditional PHA software vendors have not really changed the functionality of their software in over a decade, only making minor modifications to the “look and feel” of the software, but simultaneously rapidly increasing the pricing for licenses and support. Many users feel “trapped” because their existing studies are all recorded in a certain vendor’s software application, and due to the nature of the software and data files there is no easy way to get the data out of that software platform so that it can be used elsewhere.
An additional complicating factor is that some of these software tools allow for the customization of the database structure for PHA studies. While at first glance, this appears to be a benefit, it quickly becomes apparent that in the long term and at the enterprise level, it generates many more problems than it solves. The result of database structure customization is that studies have a different look and feel, and contain different data, presented in different ways. It is very common to see different study formats for the same process plant done at different times, for different process plants, and for different facilities in the same company.
The most exciting part of all of this is that the desktop basic version of Open PHA™ is free! This is not a one-time tease or a limited duration special. It is not, and always will be free. In order to download the application, you can go to the download page and download a Windows, MacOS, or Linux version directly to your computer. You can Download Open PHA by clicking here.
In order to get a brief overview and introduction to the software, Ed Marszal, Kenexis President and CEO has recorded this short video…