Facility Siting

Facility siting allows you to identify possible risks to personnel, equipment, structures and surrounding areas from fire, explosion and toxic substances. OSHA PSM regulations require facility siting assessments as part of a comprehensive process hazard assessment (PHA).

ioMosaic offers a broad understanding of facility siting concepts and standards. We have a wide range of facility siting project experience, ranging from refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, pharmaceuticals and liquefied natural gas facilities. ioMosaic can apply any of the main facility siting approaches (risk-based, consequence-based, or look-up tables) depending on client or project requirements. A properly performed facility siting study provides you with the data necessary to make informed decisions to address the risks. 

ioMosaic personnel have extensive experience in conducting facility siting studies, assessing plant facilities and providing recommendations to manage risk. The results of our process safety and risk management studies have been used by proactive companies in the petroleum, chemical and utility industries to effectively manage the risks of highly hazardous operations.

We are particularly proud that so many of our clients return to us for facility siting studies and guidance regarding expansions, modifications and new facilities; and that they continue to rely on us for integrity, insight and value. Our recommendations are practical and based on sound engineering practices, while keeping operability and cost-effectiveness in mind.

ioMosaic Facility Siting Tools

Process Safety Office® component SuperChems™ is a commercially available software package, which combines expertise in chemical hazard characteristics, advanced numerical computations and process safety assessment with rigorous models for source terms, dispersion, and fires and explosions. The equations are based on first principles of conservation and continuity and embody the fundamental chemical engineering principles of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, chemical rate and transport behavior. These models have been validated both qualitatively and statistically using large-scale experimental data.

How We Can Help You

Our experts are at the forefront of pipeline Process Safety Management proficiency.

We prepare expert opinion reports and provide expert testimony for process incident cases.

Experienced engineers who have performed LOPAs on a wide range of facilities and terminals.

Helping manage risk with facility siting studies, assessments and recommendations.

Senior knowledgeable process safety engineers prepare, organize, lead and document PHAs.

Proven track record of performing QRAs for facilities, pipelines and transportation routes.

Integrating best practices with cost-effective solutions to address program deficiencies.

Decades of experience leading incident investigations for process industry companies.