Did you know that Bluefield Process Safety offers remote services?
The pandemic has made things difficult on all of us, but we’re adapting! Over the last year, we’ve facilitated PHA’s, conducted training and offered numerous other safety consulting services via video conferencing. Take a look at our services page to see what we offer and, if you need it done remotely, we will do our best to accommodate. We’re still here to help you make the world a safer place!


Bluefield Process Safety, LLC is a small, privately held consulting company that serves the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, oil, gas, and grain handling industries in their efforts to make their processes and facilities safer. Our vision is simple: make the world a safer place.

Bluefield Process Safety offers many services to our clients including:

Facilitation of HazOp studies and other Process Hazard Analysis studies

         Facilitation of Dust Hazard Analysis

Risk Assessment within the facility and the process

Risk Tolerance Criteria determination and application

Facilitation of Levels of Protection Analysis

Safety Instrumented Systems

Safety Requirement Specifications


Pre-Startup Safety Reviews

Regulatory Compliance assistance

HIPPS (High-Integrity Pressure Protection Systems)

Proof Test Procedures




We take pride in helping our clients understand options.


Bluefield provides consulting in consultation, facilitation and instruction.

We support the safety lifecycle.

Bluefield Process Safety helps its clients understand their options. It’s the company Mike wanted to be there back when he was working in chemical operations: quick to understand what you need, able to deliver without fat or waste, ready to share its methods and tools so you can do the work yourself next time if you choose.

You don’t have time or money to squander. Whether it’s properly preparing for a HazOp so your personnel aren’t tied up for days when hours would do, or helping you to take proper credit for the layers of protection you already have in place, Bluefield Process Safety makes sure you achieve the safety you need as effectively as possible.

Safety Lifecycle

Recent Explosions in St. Louis: Lessons for Process Safety

By |July 15th, 2022|Categories: Chemicals, Current Events, Process Safety|Tags: , , , , |

“It always seems impossible until done.”  — Nelson Mandela There are dozens of motivational posters available that encourage us all to believe that we can do the impossible. They intend to inspire us to reach [...]

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Unavailability During Proof Tests: What Do You Do?

By |June 30th, 2022|Categories: Process Safety, Process Safety Management|Tags: , , , , , |

“…there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it, it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead)…”  [...]

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Consider: A Weasel Word?

By |June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Chemicals, PHA, Process Safety Management, Recommendations|Tags: , , , |

“For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.” [...]

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