Process Improvement Institute - About Us

Providing the Highest Value Training and Consulting Services Related to Process Safety Management, Risk Management, and Process Reliability

In 2003, the Process Improvement Institute, Inc. (PII) was founded to help companies meet their safety, risk, and reliability challenges. By offering world-class training and consulting services, the company is based on the outstanding reputation for quality and excellence of the founders and is building on this reputation world-wide. The founders have had the highest reputations in their fields for many years, and each has considerable experience in meeting client needs while they worked as managing directors at other consulting companies or training institutes.

PII has already delivered training and consulting services in the USA, Canada, UK, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates; and the list is growing rapidly. We have staff in the USA and UK, and together we provide cost effective solutions to clients in Europe and the Middle East. This international effort helps PII stay focused on implementation of management systems, support services, and training that will have immediate and continuing payback of your investment.

Most other consultants and trainers only provide “compliance” services – we do not. Instead, PII finds the best approaches to risk management, process safety management, and reliability management to fit your specific needs and company culture. This is one reason our company experts are in such demand world-wide – because we deliver the highest value of service by customizing what we do to each client’s need. The other major reason we are in such demand is because of the many years of industrial experience of our providers. Each of PII’s experts has many years of implementation experience as they worked in the chemical and related industries before becoming consultants and external trainers. Many other consulting companies will sell you services and training from “experts” who have only ever been consultants. This is of little value to you compared to using consultants and trainers who have learned what works and doesn’t work by actual experience in settings similar to yours.

PII and its associates specialize in consulting and training in:

  • Process safety management (PSM) and risk management programs (RMPs)
  • Management of change (MOC) and PSSR
  • Process hazard analysis (PHA), including HAZOP and FMEA-based studies
  • Safety Analysis, including Design Safety Analysis for US Department of Energy facilities
  • Quantitative risk analysis (QRA), including Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Procedure development and writing for operations and maintenance
  • Root cause/failure analysis and development and incident/accident investigation
  • Reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and mechanical integrity (MI) implementation

We serve clients in a variety of industries and facilities, including: chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, nuclear, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, hazardous waste, pulp and paper, manufacturing, mining, exploration, utilities, transportation, defense, and aerospace. Our principal engineers are internationally recognized experts who have extensive experience in the analysis of complex engineered systems. Our commitment to quality performance and customer service is underscored by our high percentage (~80%) of repeat business.

Our Experts – Your Solutions

PII engineers have years of practical in-plant experience. During PHAs and other qualitative or quantitative risk assessments, our experts will choose the best combination of various risk analysis techniques (such as HAZOP, FMEA, What-if, LOPA, QRA) weighing how well each method applies to actual plant systems and operating practices while taking into account the overall analysis objectives. During management system implementation assistance, we will bring together our experiences and merge these with the experiences of your internal experts to create systems that fit your company culture. PII personnel have dozens of years of experience in implementing process safety, risk, and reliability management systems in chemical plants and other industrial settings. Many are previous managers of such systems within chemical plants.

Our experts also have considerable experience helping clients develop programs to satisfy the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) PSM regulation, 29 CFR 1910.119, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) RMP rule, 40 CFR 68, and similar regulations in Europe, such as Seveso II requirements (COMAH). We are also experts at Risk-Based Process Safety (RBPS) as explained in the guideline issues by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of AIChE.

So, whether your needs are implementing comprehensive management systems for process safety, risk, or reliability management or are more tightly focused on compliance, our staff will help you design the optimal combination of training, coaching, and consulting services to meet the needs you have. This is the most cost-effective way for you to quickly acquire the capability you need to develop and maintain effective management systems and related expertise such as leading risk reviews, performing incident investigations and root cause analysis, and managing changes.

>> Click here to find out more about the many Training and Hands-on Coaching Services offered by PII and its associates world-wide. Our training-related services are designed to transfer all the experiences we have gained to your staff; to ultimately make you independent of consultants.

>> Click here to find out more about the many Contract and Consulting Services offered by PII and its associates world-wide. These services are intended to augment your staff needs (if your internal experts are overloaded) or to allow you to bring in expertise that you are currently missing.

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To learn more about how PII can help you meet your safety, risk, and reliability needs, please call us at 1.865.675.3458 or continue browsing our Web site.