Facility Siting Studies
Facility Siting studies can help you find the optimal layout or comply with regulation.
Our facility siting services feature various sets of consequence analysis calculations (using CANARY by Quest) to determine the potential impacts to offsite areas, onsite buildings, or to specific areas within a facility.
The potential impacts evaluated may include overpressure from vapor cloud explosions, fire radiation (jet/torch fires and/or pool fires), toxic gas infiltration, or flammable gas infiltration.
Some of the common codes and guidelines referenced in siting studies include API RP 752 and API RP 753, NFPA 30, NFPA 58, NFPA 59A, 49 CFR 193, CSA Z276, EN 1493, API 2510, or IP 9.
Siting studies can also involve risk-based methodologies such as quantitative risk analysis (QRA) or overpressure exceedance analysis (OEA). When consequence-based methods demonstrate potential adverse impacts, these powerful techniques provide a quantitative evaluation to better determine the construction or location of buildings on existing or proposed sites.