AcuTech was the prime contractor to the AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) for development of the CCPS “Guidelines for Analyzing and Managing the Security Vulnerabilities of Fixed Chemical Sites” in 2002.
This pioneering work was well received by industry and is referenced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as it provided an efficient and effective method to analyze security at chemical facilities. Because of our knowledge of risk assessment and our experience with the CCPS project, we were contracted by API and NPRA to develop a Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) methodology tailored to the petroleum and petrochemical industry that would be based on the CCPS approach.
In addition, AcuTech was selected by API to transform the guidance document into a US National Standard in 2013 which was published as ANSI/API Standard 780. API Standard 780 was developed for the petroleum and petrochemical industries for a broad variety of both fixed and mobile applications. The Standard provides an approach for assessing security risk that is widely applicable to the types of facilities operated by the industry and the associated security issues that they face. The standard is intended for those responsible for conducting security risk assessments (SRAs) and managing security at these facilities. The method described in this standard is widely applicable to a full spectrum of security issues, ranging from theft to insider sabotage to terrorism.
We have since used the methodology at dozens of petroleum, chemical, and petrochemical facilities and a wide variety of other facilities. AcuTech has assisted a number of significant companies with the implementation of the API/ANSI Standard 780. We have conducted SRA and security training for many clients across the globe.