Modernize | Optimize | Protect
Your operation has some huge challenges. Our goal is to minimize them. We are a certified, independent engineering organization providing unbiased and objective consultants who can assist in identifying and reducing the risks posed by your operation. MicroWatt’s Functional Safety Engineering services focus on delivering optimized safety, awareness and reduction of risk within your facilities. Let us simplify the evaluation process, and ensure alignment with all of your operating objectives.
Functional Safety Engineering Services
Our Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) study services help companies identify hazard scenarios for processes that could have adverse effects. We use PHA techniques such as Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), What-If Studies, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to identify, evaluate and mitigate any issues that arise.
Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Determination and Verification determines the probability of failure for your safety system. It conducts a quantitative analysis to verify that the SIL target can be met with the intended Safety Instrumented System (SIS) design. MicroWatt then takes this information and ensures that your SIS meets the required SIL level.
We use Quantitative Risk Analysis to analyze and rank scenarios identified in process hazard analysis (PHA). This service provides quantitative data for use in decision-making on risk and compares alternative process design options. We provide you with all the information you need to evaluate your risk tolerance and where your risks may lie. QRA requires highly skilled personnel, that’s why we partner with industry leaders to deliver these services.
Our Fire Gas Safety (FGS) Performance Target Selection service ensures that the FGS system is designed perfectly to meet your needs. The performance-based design of FGS has been proven to result in a cost-effective and safe design, with lower costs from previous systems while ensuring that you’re protected for all fire and gas risk. Our consulting staff have backgrounds in process, control systems and instrumentation engineering — all of which are critical disciplines for engineering a high-quality FGS system.
The Fire and Gas Detection and Mitigation Systems are key components in the overall safety and operation of any production facility and its on-site personnel. Our team ensures that the right FGS System is put in place with the proper amount of detectors, alarm devices and clearly defined performance goals to keep you and your team safe.
With the FGS Lifecycle Management System, we provide our clients with a complete FGS methodology which ensures production levels are maintained, impacts of incidents are marginalized, corporate reputation is protected and compliance with legislation and corporate standards are enacted.
Our comprehensive Fire & Gas 3D Coverage Mapping studies solve the problem of where to install fire and gas detectors, why they need to be there and how many detectors are required to achieve an acceptable level of protection. This provides the most rigorous analysis, which results in the safest plant at the lowest cost by optimizing detector placement.
As complying with safety, quality and environment regulations and standards continues to grow more challenging and important, individual facilities are frequently using different methods and descriptions to define and assess risks. This creates isolated pockets of risk knowledge and impedes the ability to accurately share best practices and lessons learned while effectively managing risk across the business. MicroWatt’s Safeguarding Consultation enables you to standardize your process for identifying, analyzing, mitigating and monitoring operational risk. We provide a means to quickly and accurately understand your risk profile, helping you make better decisions and drive sustainable improvements.
As development and production costs continue to rise, managing resources efficiently has become an even greater priority. We believe that cost management should not be viewed as a one-time initiative to be undertaken in reaction to adverse economic conditions. With our Cost Reduction Strategies, we can offer an alternative approach to cost management, by helping your company change how it identifies the causes of inefficiencies, and learn to do more with less.
Improve operator decision-making time with an effective and reliable alarm management system. We combine a customizable system that alerts your team when equipment needs their attention and train them to assess how urgently each alarm requires a response. In doing so, we help you reduce unplanned downtime, increase productivity and avoid unnecessary maintenance.