Damage Mechanism Review Toolkit
One of the new elements added to the revised Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations for refineries per the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program / California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) is the requirement to perform a damage mechanism review (DMR). While industry already conducts damage mechanism assessments and DMRs, this is the first instance in which specific regulations have addressed this topic as an explicit requirement of a PSM program.
To support the Oil, Gas and Chemical industry with compliance management related to DMR, our process safety engineers have developed the following technical guidance resources:
Technical Paper: A Checklist Approach for Addressing Damage Mechanism Review Results in a Process Hazard Analysis
Presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety; this paper describes the application and contents of a checklist the PHA team can use to help identify DMR issues