A quantitative risk assessments (QRA) is a tool for companies that are looking to improve their safety management systems.
AcuTech staff have performed Qualitative Risk Assessments (QRAs) and Facility Siting Analyses across all aspects of the chemical, petrochemical, offshore and hazardous material transportation operations, globally. Our projects include all aspects of quantitative risk assessment, including
- hazard identification (HAZID);
- accidental release scenario development;
- frequency analysis (Event Tree/ Fault Tree);
- consequence models for fire, explosion and toxic vapor dispersion;
- cost benefit analysis; and
- presentation of risk results (individual risk, societal risk, financial risk, business risk).
AcuTech has conducted a number of Facility Siting Studies in the United States and in many international locations. For these studies, AcuTech utilizes international standards and industry best practices to provide and review spacing requirements for the layout of equipment, buildings and structures for existing facilities and in the design of new facilities.
The QRA and Facility Siting training AcuTech staff has and continues to provide to clients enables them to better understand quantitative techniques, the risks to onsite and offsite personnel, property damage, reputational issues, and justification for additional risk mitigation measures.
AcuTech has conducted siting analyses of onshore LNG terminals following the regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 193, Subpart B and NFPA 59A for the evaluation of vapor dispersion, thermal radiation modeling, and hazard zones for accidental LNG releases. As part of these projects, AcuTech works closely with both the terminal operator and FERC to ensure successful outcomes.