This is the earliest stage in a project lifecycle, where the project is being developed and evaluated. At this point, you may know for example how much of the product you need to make, but not necessarily the exact process route. This is the point at which different options are being evaluated, and there is the greatest scope to make changes to improve safety and productivity.
Questions this project phase aims to answer include:
The costs of making a change to the process at this stage are at their lowest (and indeed often produce capital savings). Hazard Study 0 (inherent safety evaluation) and Hazard Study 1 (initial safety review) are carried out at this stage.
A "Hazard Study 1" review to determine safety issues associated with a change of recipe (a trial to test the use of a different solvent) in a chemical process. The study scope included hazards associated with the change to the new solvent and the change back to the existing solvent.Industry: Chemical
=Method conducted an informal review of the clients hazard study 1 documentation and suggested areas for improvement, working with the client to improve their processes for the future.Industry: Chemical
A HS1 was carried out for a new abatement system which highlighted gaps in knowledge of hazards and raised actions to better understand the chemical processes and potential hazards involved.Industry: Chemical
=Method provided feedback on a HS1 completed by the client, suggesting areas of improvement.Industry: Mining / Metal / Cement
Feedback on HS1 for Steel Industry flare gas application.Industry: Mining / Metal / Cement
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