Once a process moves beyond its initial detailed design risk assessment, management of change (MOC) governs most engineering activity associated with that process through to decommissioning. Project and plant engineers use the MOC process to initiate, review, approve and track modification to a process design. MOC’s generate action items and required updates to process safety information (PSI).
- Process safety information (PSI) generation and modification
- Pre-Startup safety review (PSSR) facilitation
- Heat and material balance (H&MB) generation via process simulation
- Hydraulic calculations
- Relief system analysis and design
- Flare header and effluent handling analysis and design
- Process hazard analysis -HAZOP, LOPA, RCA, FTA, STAA
- Piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) generation
- Cause-and-effect (C&E) diagram review
- Operating procedure development
Cognascents facilitators support clients’ MOC efforts by managing and facilitating the review, while our engineers support clients’ MOC efforts by resolving open action items and PSI updates. They are well-versed in MOC process safety protocols and requirements and can lead a team to conduct a MOC for a small change or a large capital project. Our facilitators have deep experience and expertise with all PSM elements and understand how MOCs are interrelated to other process engineering and process safety deliverables.
In addition to serving as MOC coordinators, our engineers can help clients resolve open MOC action items. They are experienced at resolving process engineering or process safety open action items. We are a company of process engineers with multi-disciplined experience across oil, gas, and chemical industries. Our process engineers can be brought in at any stage of the action item’s life with the expectation that they drive it to resolution.