FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently asked questions
Process Safety Management/Risk Management Plan (PSM/RMP) Program Development & Implementation
Compliance Auditing (PSM, RMP, and Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS))
Many companies have been required by PSM and/or RMP to audit their process safety performance for the last decade. aeSolutions understands that our clients are looking for more than a yes/no evaluation of the regulatory requirements. When properly executed, auditing provides you with the data needed to make informed decisions toward continuous improvement. We provide a cross functional team of auditors that understand the interrelationships of the process safety and risk management elements to perform this essential part of the process safety lifecycle.
ISA 61511 Gap Assessment
At aeSolutions, the combination of our Process Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems Engineering and Automation delivery capabilities enables us to perform a very thorough and pragmatic ISA84/IEC 61511 Gap Assessment. Our assessment team will evaluate your existing practices against the ISA-84.00.01-2004 (IEC 61511-Mod) standard and applicable elements from the OSHA's PSM Standard, 29 CFR 1910.119. These standards are recognized and generally accepted good engineering practice (RAGAGEP) for the design and maintenance of safety instrumented systems. Our assessment team is experienced in the development and implementation of functional safety management systems and proficient in the technical execution of the engineering work products. Our lead gap assessors are professional engineers and/or certified functional safety experts that are detailed in their evaluations of procedures, documentation and practices in place. They are valued for their ability to work with our clients to identify gaps or areas for continuous improvement and provide sustainable recommendations for gap closure.
Management of Change (MOC) Program Development & Implementation
Independent Protection Layer (IPL) Validation
When applying protection layers to a LOPA scenario, it is important to validate these layers against the six requirements for all IPLs; specific, independent, dependable, auditable, secure, and field verified. By performing and documenting how IPLs perform for each of these criteria, requirement gaps can be identified and closed. IPL validation will also bolster the auditability of the IPLs by providing information to confirm that an IPL is performing at the level required by the LOPA applied credit. aeSolutions can provide you with a standard validation form, training and field support, or work with you to customize the validation effort to be more specific to your corporate IPL requirements.
aeSolutions can supply expertise for all stages of alarm management including lifecycle consulting for philosophy development, gap assessment of current alarm philosophy, alarm management and rationalization training, and facilitation of alarm rationalizations.