Burner Management & Combustion Safety Services
- Safety Critical System Design Reviews
- Evaluation and Support for Functional Testing
- Boiler and Combustion Systems Safety
- Combustion Controls
- Third-Party Review
- Process Hazard Analysis
- Incident Investigation
We have helped owners and operators mitigate their operating risks by reviewing their designs, control systems and logic, testing, procedures, and operating philosophies. We have participated in our clients’ design reviews, factory acceptance testing, pre-startup check outs, functional testing, hazard analyses, and documentation processes. We have assisted clients identify problems early in the design stages. Our findings have included missing safety interlocks, procedures and operations not in accordance with applicable standards, inappropriate operating philosophies, inappropriate equipment selection, incorrect equipment installation, inconsistencies in design documentation, and insufficient hazard analysis.
Our typical projects include a variety of services and can range in scope. We have performed design reviews of safety critical systems such as Burner Management Systems (BMSs) and Combustion Control Systems (CCSs). We have evaluated process narratives, functional specifications, operating and maintenance procedures, training, control systems and logic. We have provided support for functional testing, including documentation of instrumentation and control element loop-checking processes, observation and documentation of functional testing, and onsite reviews of equipment and functional testing.
In performing our work, we evaluate industry best practices, available guidance documents, and applicable standards. Where guidance is not available or not directly applicable, we offer Process Hazard Analysis (PHA). For PHAs, we offer Hazard and Operability (HAZOP), What If?, and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) facilitation to help our clients navigate their unique circumstances and operating characteristics.