JCL Risk Services Finishes 2-Year PHA Project

December 1, 2018 – JCL Risk Services has completed a two-year assignment for a major Texas Gulf Coast refinery, performing a series of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) revalidations (all “re-dos”) along with initial PHAs for key Capital Project Management of Change (MOC) Reviews. Each PHA employed the rigorous Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study methodology (now in its 55thyear) which is approved under both OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard and  EPA’s Risk Management Program Rule, and which is considered the gold standard for PHAs worldwide.

“This project demonstrates the passionate commitment from our team of experienced risk professionals to deliver the quality results expected by our customers to keep them safe,” says Jim Lefler, President & CEO for JCL Risk Services.  “Our team was complimented on their thoroughness and quality that can only be done with experienced facilitators.”

Seventeen PHAs addressed the following process units, systems, and highly hazardous chemicals:

Crude Unit

Vacuum Unit

LPG Merox Unit

HF Alkylation Unit

Delayed Coker Unit

Naphtha Merox Unit

Sulfur Recovery Units

Fuel Gas Treating Unit

Tail Gas Treating Units

FCC Gasoline Merox Unit

Jet / Kerosene Merox Unit

Gas Oil Hydrocracking Unit

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units

Marine Vapor Control Systems

Hot Oil, Slop Oil, Glycol Systems

Benzene Vapor Combustor System

Refinery-wide Flare and Fuel Gas Systems

Terminal storage and docks loading/unloading (pipeline, barge, ship, tank truck, railcar)

Benzene, Clarified Slurry, Coker Feedstock, Crude Oil, Cumene, Cyclohexane, Disulfide Oil, FCCU Feedstock, Gasoline, Glycol, Heavy Cycle Oil, Heavy Naphtha, Kerosene, Light Cycle Oil, Light Naphtha, LPG (Propane, Propylene, n-Butane, Isobutane, Butenes), Petroleum Coke, Cut Resid Oil, Sour No. 2 Oil, Sulfur, Toluene, Xylene, and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

JCL Safety Services/Risk Services Updates: BP Whiting Refinery; Whiting, IN

June 6, 2017 – JCL Safety Services/Risk Services just successfully completed their first performance review with the BP Contractor Management team assigned to our companies at the Whiting, Indiana refinery. The meeting went well and we received good comments on our people that are providing safety resources for projects, turnarounds and supporting the plant by facilitating Process Hazard Analyses and Management of Change activities.

JCL Risk Services PHA/LOPA Skills Selected for Bay Area

December 5, 2016 – “We are excited to continue to build our West Coast presence with yet another award for services in the Bay Area,” cites Jim Lefler, President & CEO for JCL Risk Services. Major refining companies are continuing to select JCL to review PHA’s and update or revalidate. As one client says, “we like the experience they bring to these important studies”, “with clear and accurate reporting of results, we continue to achieve standout results on our reviews.”

Multiple Facility Siting Efforts Initiated

August 29, 2016 – Two major refineries in the Midwest have asked JCL Risk Services to develop updated procedures for Facility Siting Studies and to perform these reviews at their plant sites. The clients indicated that the expertise in reviewing existing event potentials and modeling consequences were key criteria in selecting JCL.

JCL Selected for PHA Services

July 1, 2016 – JCL Risk Services has been selected by a major Texas Gulf Coast refinery to perform a series of PHA revalidations along with baseline PHA’s for several of their major process units. “The selection of JCL Risk Services confirms how our quality and experience is what our customers expect when they choose a service provider,” says Jim Lefler, President & CEO for JCL Risk Services. JCL’s company growth is indicative of our commitment in these areas.

“JCL Risk Services Papers Selected to Present to 12th Global Congress on Process Safety”

April 10th, 2016 – JCL Risk Services’ Team, made up of David Jones, Director, Process Safety Services, Kay Modi, Senior Process Safety Consultant and Minu Mathur, Human Factors Specialist were selected to present research papers to the 12th Global Congress on Process Safety in Houston, TX.

Their work, linked here, is titled, “A Call to Action: Understanding the Key Driver for Continual Process Safety Performance Improvement” and “How to Design Human Factors into PSM System to Ensure Effectiveness and Deliver Risk Reduction Performance”.