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)