JCL Risk Services Accomplishes Key Milestones at Gulf Coast Refinery and Receives Accolades

August 13, 2020 – During the past three years at a major Gulf Coast Refinery, JCL Risk Services LLC has performed a series of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) revalidations (all “re-dos”) along with Initial PHAs, and a few PHAs for key Capital Project Management of Change (MOC) Reviews. David Jones, Director – Process Safety for JCL Risk Services adds, “Each PHA employed the rigorous Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study methodology which is approved under both OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard and EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule, and which is considered the gold standard for PHAs worldwide. Our teams have been complimented by Management Leadership Team members during the closing meetings on our thoroughness and PHA quality that can only be achieved with experienced facilitators and scribes. Further, our PHA for an HF Alkylation Unit received high accolades from the API Process Safety Site Assessment Program (PSSAP) industry team during a recent HF Alkylation/RP 751 assessment (“one of the most thorough PHAs we’ve ever seen”).”

Jim Lefler, President and CEO for JCL Risk Services highlights that “These nineteen (19) PHAs that were completed addressed the following process units and systems, with some PHAs covering multiple units or areas.  The amount of effort and class exhibited by JCL People is evident in the vast volume of work accomplished.”

Units reviewed included:

  • Crude Unit
  • Vacuum Unit
  • LPG Merox Unit
  • HF Alkylation Unit
  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Naphtha Merox Unit
  • Fuel Gas Treating Unit
  • FCC Gasoline Merox Unit
  • Jet / Kerosene Merox Unit
  • Gas Oil Hydrocracking Unit
  • Sulfur Recovery Units (2 each)
  • Marine Vapor Control Systems
  • Tail Gas Treating Units (2 each)
  • Flare Gas Recovery (FGR) Unit
  • Flare Gas & Safety Systems Unit
  • Hot Oil, Slop Oil, Glycol Systems
  • Sodium Hydrosulfide (NaHS) Unit
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (2 each)
  • Benzene Vapor Combustor System for Benzene Emissions Reduction (Project MOC)
  • Refinery-wide Flare and Fuel Gas Systems for EPA Refinery Sector Rule (Project MOC)
  • Terminal storage and docks loading/unloading (pipeline, barge, ship, tank truck, railcar)

JCL Risk Services & JCL Safety Services Selected for Process Safety & Personal Safety Presentation at 32nd Annual ACIT/TCC EHS Seminar in Galveston

February 19, 2019 – A technical presentation on process safety and personal safety by David A. Jones of JCL Risk Services and Jeffrey J. Ansel, CSP of JCL Safety Services was selected for the upcoming 32nd Annual Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Seminar & Industry Trade Show in Galveston, TX on June 5, 2019. This event is sponsored by the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) and Texas Chemical Council (TCC).

Their presentation is titled How to Validate Your Incident Investigations Using Job / Process Hazard Analysis Results.

Several safety & process safety consultants from JCL Risk Services and JCL Safety Services, Members of ACIT/TCC, will be attending and exhibiting from June 3rd – 6th. Please stop by and visit with us!

Paper by JCL Risk Services and JCL Safety Services Selected for Presentation at 15th Global Congress on Process Safety in New Orleans

February 19, 2019 – A technical paper by David A. Jones and Jim C., Lefler, CSP of JCL Risk Services and Eric Biggs, CSP of JCL Safety Services was selected for presentation at the upcoming 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS) in New Orleans, LA on April 1, 2019.

Their presentation is titled A Leadership Vision for Accelerating Learning from Past Lessons to Create a Future Free of Incidents. This is the 4th paper by JCL staff to be selected for presentation during the past 6 GCPS conferences.

Several process safety consultants from JCL Risk Services, a Bronze Sponsor of the Conference, will be attending and exhibiting from March 31st– April 3rd. Please stop by and visit with us!

JCL Risk Services Selected for Safety & Process Safety Presentation at the 2019 SynGas Conference in Houston

February 19, 2019 – A technical presentation on personal and process safety by Jim C. Lefler, CSP and David A. Jones of JCL Risk Services was selected for the upcoming 2019 SynGas Conference in The Woodlands, TX (North of Houston) on March 13, 2019.

Their presentation is titled Questioning – an Effective Strategy for Improving Learning and Performance in Personal & Process Safety. This is the 2nd presentation JCL staff to be selected for presentation during the past two SynGas conferences.

Several safety and process safety consultants from JCL Safety Services and JCL Risk Services will be attending and exhibiting from March 11th– 13th. Please stop by and visit with us!

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.”