PRIMEX – MEXICHEM RESINAS VINÍLICAS

COMPREHENSIVE RISK STUDY FOR THE PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE PLANT.

CONTEXT OF THE PROJECT

The principal purpose of this analysis of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is to identify the Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) of the Phthalic Anhydride Project plant that could have a significant impact on the safety of people, the environment or economic consequences. The SIL required will be determined for each SIF that is identified by the team in the Phthalic Anhydride Plant of Mexichem located in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

OBJECTIVE

Identify the hazards associated with the process and operativity of the Phthalic Anhydride Plant, evaluate the deviations of the design of the process established that could occur, to determine if the safeguards incorporated in the design are sufficient to reduce the hazardous consequences to an acceptable level.

Determine how many and what safeguards could be considered as IPL, including the Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) and which are necessary to reach the tolerable level of risk and determine the reduction of risk necessary for each of the safety instrumented functions and to specify their safety integrity level.

TECHNICAL CONTEXT

To ensure that the Phthalic Anhydride Plant can be started up, operated, maintained and shut down safely, it was proposed to execute the following services:

RESULTS OBTAINED

The principal benefits obtained by the client once this project was concluded were: