PSM & RMP Services for Ammonia, Chlorine and Biogas

360 Degree Regulatory Management Program
National Engineers will assume the total responsibility for plant or corporate PSM & RMP. The owner will commit to a negotiated contact and National will perform all the work and assume financial risk & liabilities.

Process Safety Information
  • National can develop the following PSI documents:
  • Process Technology Information
  • Block Flow Diagram
  • Calculation for maximum intended inventory
  • Piping (or Process) and  Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)
  • Material of Construction
  • Relief Design & Design Basis (We use University of Wisconsin, Industrial Refrigeration Consortium program for ammonia RV calculation)
  • Design Code & Standards
  • Ventilation Codes & Standards
  • Mass & Energy Balance

Operating Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  

Compliance Audits
Audit of PSM & RMP programs required at least every 3 years  
 
Training
OSHA-required training including ammonia awareness, specific system operation and “Hands On” training tailored to your plant system using plant specific P&ID and equipment. . All documentation of the training session is provided for your records

Management of Change (MOC)
PSM documentation for changes the system
 Process Safety Management Program
Facilities with refrigeration systems over 10,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia are subject to OSHA Code of Federal Regulations 29CFR Section 1910.119
The program includes the following 15 elements:
  1. Employee Participation
  2. Process Safety Information
  3. Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  4. Operating Procedures
  5. Training
  6. Contractors
  7. Pre-Startup Safety Review
  8. Mechanical Integrity Audit
  9. Hot Work Permit
  10. Management of Change
  11. Incident Investigation
  12. Emergency Planning & Response
  13. Compliance Audits
  14. Trade Secrets 
  15. Pre-Startup Safety Review
  
Risk Management Plan (RMP)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires certain companies to develop and share information about the chemicals used, the potential risks to the community, the ways a company manages those risks, and in the unlikely event of a release how well prepared to respond. ASM can provide:
  • Hazard Assessment Development including worst case and alternate release scenarios and offsite consequence analysis
  • Preventive Program Development
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Risk Management Plan including filing assistance for initial and 5 year renewal
 
General Duty – Ammonia Refrigeration Management Program (ARM)
Facilities with refrigeration systems under 10,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia are subject to the General Duty Clause of the Clean Air Act Section 112 (r) (1). ASM can provide “site specific” ARM Programs to satisfy General Duty requirements for both OSHA and EPA.

Homeland Security - Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), identifies, assesses and ensures effective security at high-risk chemical facilities. The Department developed the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) to identify facilities that meet the Department’s criteria for high-risk chemical facilities.