Process Hazards Analysis

Gateway has applied its extensive business process expertise in the chemical and energy sectors to configure SharePoint for Process Hazards Analysis (PHA). The configuration of SharePoint to carry out a phased process is a unique feature of Gateway’s solution. All of the tasks necessary to conduct a process hazards analysis are generated, assigned and tracked during the activity.

The lifecycle approach affords far more flexibility and speed than a workflow tool could ever hope to accomplish. SharePoint’s best in class document management platform enables secure, enterprise-wide access to existing process hazards analysis records, thereby enhancing corporate knowledge and safety.

FACILEX® PHA

FACILEX® is a suite of advanced SharePoint configurations designed by Gateway to automate process safety compliance business processes. Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. Therefore, managing risk effectively helps organizations to perform well in an environment full of uncertainty.

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Common PHA techniques are supported, including:

  • Checklist Analysis
  • What-if Analysis
  • What-if/Checklist Analysis
  • HAZOPs

Existing FACILEX® applications, such as MOC and Capital Projects, can be enhanced using PHA extensions to provide additional capabilities to help manage risk within each application providing an integrated and seamless process.

The FACILEX® Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) application begins from an enterprise perspective:

  • Asset or product based structures are supported
  • Equipment lists linked to asset management systems, like SAP®, Maximo®, and others,
  • Equipment can be categorized:
    • Equipment
    • Safety Systems
    • Instrumentation
    • Lines
    • Wires
    • Other (client defined)
  • Each equipment item can be linked to one or more PHAs

This permits answering the currently most difficult PHA question, and that is determination of which PHAs a specific equipment item is covered on.