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Process safety solutions for the specialty chemical industry


Our solutions for hazard review and process management aid in identifying and mitigating toxic, reactive, fire, and explosion hazards across the entire operational lifecycle.

Do these challenges sound familiar?

Accurately identify and understand the properties of your chemicals

Although there has been a growth in aqueous-based coatings systems rather than solvent based systems, solvents are prone to unique hazards that pose serious fire and explosion risk

Achieving compliance to reduce risk, increase profitability, and achieve long-term success

Explosion protection measures include containment, explosion venting and/or suppression. A basis of safety should be correctly implemented per equipment

Optimizing safety and efficiency in chemical manufacturing

Handling hazardous materials and complex production processes pose safety challenges. Ensuring the well-being of employees, the environment, and the surrounding community is a top priority during production.

Improperly rated electrical equipment and electrostatics in your processes

An ignition source may be hot surfaces, electrostatic discharges or open flames. It is important to test and understand the potential electrical charge of all of these key areas, equipment (earthing & extraction) and materials.

Your process safety partner of choice

Sigma-HSE provides actionable safety solutions to the specialty chemical industry by eliminating the threat of fire and explosion regarding hazardous products and materials for downstream industrial and domestic use.

Our team of global engineers and technical experts can implement a range of process safety consulting, testing and training solutions across your business.

Guarantee Product Integrity

Many chemicals and their by-products are highly flammable. They require specialist risk assessments to prevent combustion, prevent leakage and mitigate potential fire hazards

Safeguard Your Systems

Chemical manufacturing requires ventilation systems. The correct design of vapor and dust removal system in a facility can help prevent the build-up of explosive atmosphere

Ensure Compliance

Make use of Sigma-HSE’s vast knowledge of process safety legislation to ensure you comply with the national and international regulations that are specific to specialty chemical industry

Evaluate Your Materials

Ensure that your materials are tested for fire and explosivity if you are unaware about the potential explosive chemical properties and the potential hazards of your materials

Common hazards associated with specialty chemical production

Seal failure on pumps handling the transport of flammable liquids, which could present pool fire or flashfire hazard

Loss of containment during transfer of cryogenic material from transport vessel to storage tanks, which could result in an exposure hazard depending on the site arrangement

Loss of blanketing inert to flammable storage tanks, which could present an ignition and deflagration hazard in the head space of the tank

Run away reactions within reactor vessels, which could present an overpressure and deflagration hazard

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Your single process safety solution

Protect your vital assets and ensure supply continuity

Protect your vital assets and ensure supply continuity

Our dedicated global team of engineers, technical experts and specialist coaches provide pragmatic and effective solutions that work in harmony with your operations.

Ensure continuity by optimizing your development pipelines against risk to fire and explosions. Our actionable insights keep your employees, infrastructure and operational demands safe, allowing you to concentrate on maintaining operations.

Sigma-HSE’s approach to the specialty chemical industry utilizes a range of integrated tools, methodologies, laboratory testing, engineering expertise and vast knowledge of standards and regulations to develop an approach that is unique to your business and the specific challenges you face.

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