Technical, Engineering and Scientific Services for Risk Management
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MMI Engineering (MMI) provides technical consulting and engineering services for effective risk management.
The company analyses, mitigates and manages risks posed by natural and man-made hazards in a range of industries, including the hydrocarbons, chemical, nuclear, power and renewables sectors.
MMI's integrated science, engineering, safety and risk management services enable clients to address technical challenges related to the production, processing, storage and transportation of hydrocarbons.
Risk assessment services for the hydrocarbons sector
MMI allows clients to identify, assess and manage risks associated with their assets at each stage of their lifecycle.
- Hazard identification (HAZID) and hazard and operability study (HAZOP) facilitation
- Preparation of safety reports
- Process safety implementation
- Quantitative risk assessments (QRAs)
- Safety management system (SMS) development and auditing
- Safety critical element (SCE) identification
- Failure modes effect and causality analysis (FMECA)
- Demonstrating 'as low as reasonably practicable' (ALARP)
- Due diligence
- Security vulnerability, reliability modelling and environmental assessments
- Functional safety assessments and verifications
Risk management solutions
MMI assists its clients in implementing effective control measures to mitigate risks.
This is achieved by bow tie analysis, design risk assessments, FMEA, HAZID studies, operational risk assessments, simultaneous operations risk assessments, the development of risk assessment frameworks, fire risk analyses, escape and evacuation procedures, operational safety plans, and critical equipment identification and performance standard definitions.
Active and passive fire protection
MMI specialises in passive fire protection (PFP) training and solutions, and is involved in the assessment, remediation and long-term management of ageing systems, as well as the design, assessment and auditing of new projects.
The company uses advanced analytical computation fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) techniques to provide independent expert advice that delivers specialised compliant solutions.
Asset integrity management
MMI offers a range of services to effectively manage the assets of upstream and downstream industries, including:
- Asset integrity management system development
- Structural integrity assurance
- Business continuity and sustainability evaluation
- Engineering criticality, and accident investigation / root cause assessments
- Fitness for service evaluation
- Remnant life / life extension
Process and flow assurance
MMI applies its fluid dynamic expertise to ensure that production continues during any environmental condition.
The company handles complex gas dynamics, multi-phase flows, and non-Newtonian rheology using services such as component performance, separation optimisation, thermal mixing, three-phase separation, flare system performance, J-T cooling hydrate performance prediction, erosion modelling, valve dynamics, inhibitor injection performance, and unstable flows.
Consultancy services on hazardous sites
MMI's integrated and holistic due diligence capabilities enable it to advise clients on the human, financial and commercial risks associated with hazardous sites.
The company provides advice on a wide range of topics, including:
- Legislative compliance
- Management systems
- Environmental impact / sustainability
- Business continuity / resilience
- Process engineering
- Fire and explosion risk
- Bomb blast tolerance
- Natural hazards assessment
- Data / knowledge security
- Corporate responsibility
Multi-disciplinary operational programmes for LNG platforms
MMI manages multi-disciplinary work programmes on behalf of liquefied natural gas (LNG) asset developers and facility operators, covering the whole lifecycle of concept development and selection, preliminary and detailed design, construction, and operations.
The company's experience enables it to investigate and remediate difficult ground conditions, design resilient facilities, manage major hazards through computational modelling and specialised engineering, optimise plant and structures for minimum cost and maximum efficiency, and ensure compliance with federal and local regulations.
Environmental risk assessments
MMI's engineering capabilities support clients at all stages of a project, from conceptual design, commissioning and operation, to de-commissioning at the end of the assets life.
Audits, environmental hazard identification studies, bow tie analysis and disaster planning all help to understand the issues and ensure appropriate measures in the event of an accident.
For onshore facilities and installations, MMI supports clients with in-situ land remediation, brownfield sites preparation for reuse, and quantifying environmental risk in mergers and acquisitions.
Fire and blast engineering services
In the field of blast and fire protection, MMI calculates hazard loads, assesses fire and blast protection for adequacy, and assists with the design, analysis, specification, construction and installation of new or existing fire and explosion protection schemes.
The company's main services include blast-resistant control room design and assessment, blast wall analysis, design and re-assessment, and deluge system design.
MMI combines heat transfer, structural dynamics, non-linear material response, and materials technology to alleviate fire and explosion hazards.
Available White Papers
Developing Optimal Repair Strategies Using FEA Methodology An ever-increasing need for optimised operational efficiency within the petrochemicals industry has led to a greater focus on achieving the greatest possible value when repairing and replacing assets and equipment.