Software

 
We specialize in custom applications for risk management, vulnerability assessment, administrative tasks and linking diverse site data sources. These solutions fall into several categories, as follows.

Risk Assessment and Management

ePHA for process hazard analysis -- our Excel-based tool for the facilitation and documentation of process hazard analyses, and the tracking of PHA action items to completion. For more information see the ePHA page.

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eFTA for developing and quantifying fault trees -- our Excel-based approach for side-by-side integration of both the graphical and the computational elements of fault tree analysis, using a gate-to-gate method that shows the results for all precursor events and immediately recalculates all results when any input parameter is changed. Multiple fault trees, each with its own severity estimate, can be combined to give total risk measures. Data sources are fully documented and global parameters are easily defined. These FTA models are customized for each client application.

eToxQRA for toxic chemical risk analysis and management -- an integrated, quantitative, risk-based approach, for modeling accidental releases of highly toxic chemicals and supporting risk-based decision making. For more information see the eToxQRA page.

eSite for facility siting risk analysis and management -- a quantitative risk-based model focusing on fire and explosion hazards, supporting risk prioritization and cost-benefit analysis of risk-reduction options. The model provides a means of addressing API RP-752 as well as broader issues of facility siting.


Vulnerability and Security Assessment

eVA-H20 for facilitating and documenting vulnerability assessments of community water systems -- our Excel-based tool integrates a suite of techniques identified in the EPA-sponsored RAM-Wsm methodology for conducting vulnerability assessments of drinking water systems, as required under Public Law 107-188. These techniques include pairwise comparison methods for the prioritization of critical facilities, generic fault trees for system-specific adaptation, scenario documentation worksheets, and risk evaluation methods.

Software for Site Productivity

Our clients frequently find that off-the-shelf software either fails to conform to the way they manage site functions or fails to integrate and share information with other software onsite. To address these shortcomings, we develop fully customized applications for managing critical site activities. The benefits that our applications have provided to our customers include:

increased productivity through improved communication and prioritization
simplified user interfaces, especially for technicians
reduction of data entry errors
increased productivity through superior user interface design and clarity of data presentation
elimination of data and data-entry redundancy through site-wide integration of data sources
increased use of proper procedures through direct, context-sensitive linking of relevant site standards.
We build applications in stand-alone (e.g., Microsoft Windows GUI) or web interfaces, depending on your needs.

A sampling of our software solutions:

Maintenance and stores management
Batch packet management
Material labeling and tracking
Waste tracking and reporting

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