Determining the potential consequences posed by facility operations is a necessary step in the process of developing a comprehensive safety plan. Facility siting studies are recommended or required by most regulatory bodies to analyze impacts from events resulting in explosion, fire, or toxic impacts to onsite and/or offsite personnel. Our professionals work in partnership with your team to analyze hazards and risks while taking into account your facility’s siting guidance protocols and project goals. Depending on your needs, BakerRisk can perform either detailed consequence-based or risk-based facility siting.
A BakerRisk facility siting study helps you comply with regulations, as well as leverages our unique knowledge and skills to develop your facility’s overall safety plan. We can recommend upgrades for buildings, windows, and doors for hazard mitigation and perform building leak tightness testing to ensure your workers are protected from the hazards involved with your specific processes.
Leveraging our years of industry experience with extensive research and development programs, as well as our uniquely designed software tools such as SafeSite3G©, we can provide comprehensive solutions to address your facility siting concerns. BakerRisk is at the forefront of setting and maintaining facility siting study best practices.
Our professionals are well-versed in applicable recommended practice documents from around the world. We actively participate in several American Petroleum Institute (API) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committees and are part of the committees that developed and updated API Recommended Practice (RP) 752, API RP 753, and API RP 756. BakerRisk also performed the full-scale testing program to help develop requirements for the placement of process plant tent structures under API RP 756, and is actively involved in other relevant NFPA committees, including NFPA 59A, NFPA 30, NFPA 68/69, NFPA 654, etc.