Global Commodities Supplier
Design of a new bulk storage facility for chemical substances classified as flammable, corrosive and dangerous to the environment
A global supplier of commodities was looking to store hazardous and non-hazardous substances for a major customer by extending existing facilities at one of its UK terminals. The materials were classified as highly flammable, corrosive and dangerous to the environment, which in the quantities proposed would bring the site under the COMAH Regulations.
Safety and efficiency in design
In any new project, failure to comply with legislation and accepted good practice can lead to costly rework and delays. Recognising the need to meet the expectations of the regulators, as well as satisfying the business case, the client approached us to produce a design and cost estimate for building the proposed new facility.
The design would need to:
A design based on Lean priciples and accepted good practice
Development of a package to take to detailed design
By providing a multi-disciplined team of engineers and process safety professionals, supported by business improvement specialists, we could develop a design that would best meet the business needs for storage capacity and throughput, whilst complying with relevant standards and guidance for safety and protection of the environment.
Plant layout and optimisation
Data analysis to understand customer demand and optimise tank farm layout and operation
Process design in accordance with latest safety and environmental standards, design safety reviews for compliance with COMAH and DSEAR, and development of design documentation and cost estimates for detailed design and construction.
COMAH and ATEX / DSEAR
Guidance and support in relation to design, construction and operation for compliance with COMAH and ATEX / DSEAR.
HAZID, OBRA and EIA
Preliminary hazard study, Environmental Impact Assessment and guidance in relation to protection of people in occupied buildings on site.
By providing a cross-functional team of process engineers, safety specialists and business improvement professionals, we could meet the client’s business needs by delivering:
Our understanding of the business case, together with our knowledge of the latest safety and environmental standards in design, led to the delivery of a package that would help minimise unnecessary spend and delays and allow the client to procure competitive tenders for detailed design with confidence.
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