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Our projects

Our Projects

Combined, we have over 50 years experience, gained on a variety of projects throughout the world. But no two engineering projects are alike.

Sometimes we manage a project from the very start and continue to be involved until the end reports. Other times we are brought in to provide specialist services in specific areas. Each brings different challenges. Each has different outcomes.

We would like to share just a few of these projects here.

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Our Projects

LPG Process Safety DSEAR Assessment (1700) Ignition Hazard Assessments (Non Electrical - EN 80079) (DSEAR)

Turner & Townsend

8 Oct 2018 - 3 Dec 2018

QEM Solutions were asked to assist Turner & Townsend (T&T) with guidance on the use of LPG powered back-up generators situated on telecom building rooftops for power resilience.

T&T had previously audited the site on behalf of their client and were seeking advice on LPG storage, separation distances, supply pipe protection and other safety and installation issues to improve the site and give feedback to the client for their design guide.

The assessment was carried out in 2 distinct stages.

Stage 1

  • Review the Design Standard with DSEAR and UKLPG Guidance in mind. This should identify if the design standard is compliant with legislation and best practice.
  • Review the design risk assessment (if available) for this site and others as required. This should state details of the installation location is satisfied, specification for piping etc, pipe routing, pipe used for the installation etc. the current drawing pack doesn’t show any mechanical connections, routing etc.
  • Review the DSEAR Risk Assessment (again if available). This should detail sources of ignition and mitigation put in place to ensure the site is compliant.
  • Review of the Hotel Fire Risk Assessment to see how the DSEAR assessment has been incorporated into it.
  • Develop an initial findings report and recommendations.

Stage 2:

Stage 2  largely depended on the outcomes of stage 1, however the following bullet points detailed possible requirements.

  • Discussions with the asset owener over their Design Standard, it origins and basis.
  • Joint Visits to a number of site installs to check and verifying compliance with design standards and legislation.
  • Carry out a CDM and DSEAR compliance audit on the Designer
  • Carry out a number of Process Safety Studies looking at hazards at the different stages of the design install and operation of the unit. to try and minimise risk and potentially provide improvements to the design guide


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  Formal Process Safety Assessments
  Ignition Hazard Assessments (Non Electrical - EN 80079) (DSEAR)

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