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Facility Siting

Facility siting is used to assess the location of buildings based upon known hazards. ABS Consulting is a leading provider of facility siting services, performing more than 200 corporate facility siting studies for a wide range of explosion, fire and toxic material hazards in refining, petrochemical and specialty chemical processes.

Our services include:


Guideline and Process Development

The OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation requires facility siting to be addressed in an organization's Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs).

ABS Consulting was also involved in developing many facility siting guidelines, including:


Industry Updates

Following an accident at BP's Texas City refinery in 2005, ABS Consulting was retained as a consultant by BP U.S. Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel.

Following the Texas City incident, the American Petroleum Institute (API) developed API RP-753 - Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Portable Buildings. The new Recommended Practice (RP) addresses the siting of portable buildings at process plants and refineries. The standard was developed by industry experts, including staff from ABS Consulting, assisted by API staff.

The four objectives for API RP-753 include:


Learn more about engineering services for structures under severe loading conditions.



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