Rowan House Ltd: Engineering and Process Safety Consultants
Rowan House Ltd, 32 Raddle Wharf, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FY, Cheshire
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Solutions for Food Industries

Over the 25 years of providing process engineering and process safety services, Rowan House Ltd has worked with the food industry in a number of ways, offering general process engineering and process safety expertise. Our customers have included Kraft, P B Gelatins, Tate & Lyle, British Sugar, Orchard House Foods and Welsh Whisky.

Explosions and fires within the food industry from combustible materials are a known hazard and can have devastating and irreversible effects. Other hazards, such as those from flammable gas (fuels for ovens), flammable liquids and vapours (spirit based flavourings and cooking/coating oils) may also need to be controlled.

The risks from these hazards need to be assessed by a competent person and appropriate measures applied if you are to comply with the law.

Rowan House Ltd has worked with the food industry in a number of ways and our experiences include:

  • General Process Engineering including Environmental Studies
  • Mass & Energy Balances
  • Process Design Studies
  • Process Safety Studies
  • Site Assistance

We can support you in almost all aspects of safety assessments, with particular emphasis on independent hazard and risk assessments including:

  • Expertise to Chair and administer Safety Studies. Examples include HAZOP, CHAZOP, HAZID and HAZAN, BS EN 61508, SIL assessment, LOPA, IEC 61511 and other risk assessments.
  • Development of Calibrated Risk Graphs for residual risk analysis in line with guidance from IEC 61511.
  • External objective expertise, backed by proven experience, to question all aspects of a process at the appropriate time. To balance conformance to company and regulatory requirements with the most cost effective design solution.
  • Functional Safety Management.
  • ALARP Studies.
  • DSEAR and ATEX compliance reports for hazardous industry applications.
  • COSHH Assessments.
  • Customer awareness and training programmes.

Our independent service ensures that you get the best impartial and objective solution that meets your needs and requirements.

Please contact us for further information about our experience and services.



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