Process Safety Information Maintenance

Having up to date and accurate Process Safety Information (PSI) is at the core of all successful process safety programs. Cognascents understands the challenges that a company faces in keeping their PSI current and can help your company maintain the ever-dynamic information.

OSHA 1910.119(l) states that a company needs to update their PSI every time a Management of Change (MoC) relating to the plant’s process occurs. Let Cognascents serve you by establishing a system that will ensure all relevant information is updated whenever necessary.

Our experts are well versed in PSM compliance audits, process hazard analyses, relief system design, flare header design, and process optimization, so they understand the importance of all the PSI required for running an upstream, midstream, downstream, or chemical process.

Read our paper, Will It Really Make that Much of a Difference? Broad Effects of Operational Changes on Relief System, to see how our experts apply their knowledge to updating relief systems after an MoC has taken place.

Some typical elements of PSI that get overlooked during a MoC process are:
  • Relief system and flare header analyses
  • Process safety calculations
  • Process description, Heat and Material Balance (H&MB), and process chemistry documents
  • Operating procedures
  • Safe upper and lower limits
  • Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Instrumentation safe-charts
  • Chemical compatibility matrices
  • Process Flow Diagrams (PFD)

Be sure to contact us if you have any questions on how we can serve your company with PSI maintenance. For companies just starting their PSM program, see how Cognascents can also help you with Process Safety Information Generation.