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