Effective Pre-Startup Safety Review: Tips and Tools for Ensuring Operational Readiness
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date: April 20, 2021
- Duration: 20 minutes
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- PDHs: 0.50
This paper describes a number of specific practices and tools that have been proven effective in the field to drive better PSSR and project turnover. These practices may be scaled to apply to projects and modifications of any size as well as to procedure changes and turnaround restart applications. A number of specific experiences are shared that demonstrate the importance of selecting the correct tools and resources to support the work. The proof of success came by having more satisfied clients and users. Quality control (QC) personnel began applying the tools developed more widely than originally intended. Construction personnel were pleased to have clear deliverables and to be assessed by clearly defined standards. Operators who received the project turnover were engaged in the process and were satisfied with the improvements implemented.
Implementing successful PSSR is a combination of having strong work processes, tools, resources, commitment, and follow-through. Failure of any of these components may cripple the overall PSSR process and potentially compromise the success and safety of an otherwise well-implemented project.
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