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 and pressure relief systems. 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.
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. Management of hazards is effectively
performed by applying a risk management framework that identifies and controls risks.
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
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