- Process safety management systems
- HAZOP studies including control systems
- Quantitative risk assessment studies
- Specialised techniques: fault tree, event tree, bow tie, SIL, LOPA. FMEA
- Fire safety studies
- Preparation of safety cases
- Emergency planning
Process Safety Management Systems
RMI can assist organisations to develop and implement effective-process safety management systems consistent with International Standards.
Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Studies
RMI is able to provide an experienced chairperson to facilitate HAZOP studies. Where applicable, advice can be given on strategies for applying HAZOP in unusual or novel situations, including control systems.
Quantitative Risk Assessment
Quantitative risk assessments can be undertaken, with the aim of generating risk contours for a particular facility. Assistance can be provided in liaison with planning authorities. Consequence analysis studies can be undertaken using modelling techniques, with the aim of estimating incident impacts (on-site and off-site) and providing information to be used by emergency personnel in developing response plans.
Specialised Risk Analysis Techniques
- Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis: Fault tree analysis is a quantitative technique that can be used to analyse the causes of incidents, or predict the possible causes of a postulated incident scenario.Event tree analysis is a quantitative technique that can be used to predict the outcomes of an incident.RMI can assist in the development of Fault Trees and Event Trees.
- Bow Tie Analysis: Bow Tie analysis is a methodology that effectively combines both fault trees and event trees into a single perspective. Bow Tie analyses can be conducted qualitatively and quantitatively.
- SIL: Safety Integrity Level (SIL) analysis is a specific technique that applies to instrumented safety systems. The requirements for SIL analysis emerges from the IEC61508 Standard.
- LOPA: Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is linked to Bow Tie analysis and the demonstration of ALARP (as low as is reasonably practicable) requirements in some jurisdictions. RMI can assist in the execution and reporting of comprehensive LOPA studies.
- Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA): FMEA is a technique used to investigate the potential failure modes of critical equipment and the impacts of those failures. It is an important quantitative technique.
Fire Safety Studies
Fire safety studies are able to be undertaken with the aim of identifying major fire or explosion scenarios, predicting their impacts and providing advice on plant layout and firefighting systems.
Preparation of Safety Cases
RMI is able to support the preparation of comprehensive safety cases in accordance with legislation or applicable codes and standards.
RMI is able to assist organisations to develop effective emergency and disaster recovery plans to ensure that threats to persons, assets and the environment are minimised in the event of an emergency, and that the resultant effects on business operations are minimised.