BakerRisk’s FHMA methodology uses a scenario-based approach to review potential fire hazards and evaluate the site specific capability to manage fire hazards at your facility . This methodology combines the best features of qualitative, workshop-based scenario development with powerful, scenario-specific consequence modeling to provide a much more customized approach than prescriptive estimating techniques such as those outlined in RAGAGEP.
A prime motivator for facilities performing risk-based analyses such as FHMA is to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, but in a way that helps address specific risks in high-hazard facilities that may not be appropriately addressed with typical prescriptive practices.
Consider the following take-aways from one of our recent FHMA studies:
Our client initiated a capital project to improve their firewater distribution system by replacing aging underground pipe with new, larger diameter pipe. Two high-value learnings were identified during the FHMA:
The FHMA process clearly identified gaps in both existing coverage and planned improvements and provided crucial data for site management to obtain additional funding for a better solution. As a result, the upgrade to firewater piping was re-designed to meet a more realistic firewater demand at minimal additional expense, and additional fixed protection assets were added to cover the unprotected LPG vessel, reducing the risk of a catastrophic explosion.
The FHMA study clearly helped our client identify and address an undetected risk and ensure a successful firewater upgrade project.
BakerRisk is proud to provide complete, well-rounded mitigation strategies to meet our clients’ needs and keep their worksites safe. We are happy to speak with you find the right approach for your situation. Contact us here!
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