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Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas Industry Safety

Manage risks for your chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas operations

About Chemical, Oil and Gas Industry Hazards

When it comes to the Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas industries, proactive risk mitigation is critical in ensuring that safety, maintainability and operability are upheld. These industries are vulnerable to a wide variety of occupational and property hazards that could threaten the safety of employees and properties at any time. Due to this, proactive understanding of these risks and implementation of risk management and property loss control programs is absolutely critical.

Comprehensive Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas Industry Risk Management

Specific loss control expertise in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas industries is essential due to the number of unique challenges presented by the manufacturing processes and environments, along with the interdependent business relationships between customers. These include:

Fire and other explosion hazards:
Managing fire and explosion risks is a critical component of any property risk management program for protecting personnel, facility assets, supply chain and market share. The chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas industries face fire hazards stemming from multiple sources including:

Process Safety risks:
Our engineers and account managers work with the client to learn more about their unique businesses, process safety, and PPE needs. Each process safety and process safety management program is uniquely tailored to the client’s facilities, safety protocols, employees, and specific industry standards and product compliance needs.

High pressure equipment:
The chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas industries are also subject to hazards from pressure vessels and other high-pressure equipment. Mitigating against these risks is critical to avoiding threats to employee safety and property damage. Our Boiler and Machinery Engineering team is on hand to evaluate your equipment and build a risk management plan complimentary to other services such as Fire Protection Engineering and Process Safety.

Electrical hazards:
If not properly managed, electrical hazards have the potential to unexpectedly shut down your business or expose workers to unsafe conditions. Minimizing threats to operations and creating a safe environment for employees is of utmost importance to companies, and there are steps businesses can take to ensure their electrical practices are optimized. Implementing programs such as infrared surveys, arc flash assessments and electrical safety training can help keep your personnel safe and operations running smoothly.

Supply chain and global business resiliency risks:
Identifying business interruption risk, quantifying the potential impact to your company, developing mitigation strategies, and preplanning for a disaster are the keys to risk management. Our experts will use our knowledge of your company, industry, equipment, production bottlenecks, and exposures as the key components of the BCP process and work to help you foresee and mitigate market and supply chain risks.

Expertise in Managing Risks Unique to Your Industry

In addition to the experiences gained by working closely with our clients, TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants (GRC) also attends and contributes to numerous conferences and seminars within the industry in order to gain further education and industry knowledge.
TÜV SÜD GRC is familiar with inherent risk associated within the industry and maintains this knowledge through interactions with clients and conferences. GRC is involved with the following professional organizations:

  • Member - American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AlChE)
  • Member - Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • Professional Engineering Designation (PE)

The continuous education and training undertaken by TÜV SÜD GRC's dedicated staff is critical in maintaining the qualifications necessary to perform high-quality loss control surveys and consulting. In addition to our team of consultants who consistently attend the noted seminars and conferences, TÜV SÜD GRC also has individuals who can provide additional unique resources to help clients meet their corporate loss prevention goals. These resources include:

Vapor Cloud Explosion (VCE) Analysis: TÜV SÜD GRC has specific software packages that allow us to use different methods to calculate the effects of a VCE. These are the Breeze Incident Analyst® and the SwissRe Extool® version 3 modeling programs. These provide our clients with the flexibility to tailor the VCE calculation to requirements that suit their needs.

Process Safety Management (PSM) Audits: Members of the TÜV SÜD GRC Chemical group have received formal PSM Auditor training and have the expertise to assist our clients by conducting PSM audits at facilities with PSM programs in place. Our team members also assist our clients with development of a PSM program from the ground up.

Your Trusted Industry Advisor

TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants (GRC) is the leading unbundled property loss control provider worldwide, offering a complete portfolio of risk management solutions, including operational, natural hazard and business continuity planning. With a focus on developing long-term partnerships, TÜV SÜD GRC provides innovative solutions to help our clients continuously reduce the risk to their business.

TÜV SÜD GRC’s approach to providing risk control services incorporates a formal team structure, ensuring established goals are met as well as effectively addressing local and corporate needs.

The team is supervised by an Account Service Leader, who provides a single point of contact, and Technical Account Engineers. The Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas industries are a main area of focus for TÜV SÜD GRC, and developments in this industry are overseen by an internal focus group who are dedicated to providing the best solutions for your business.

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