Tacoma Hazards: Required ISO Quality Standards

Hazardous Process: Methanol: Requires Quality Process in Tacoma

What is ISO 9000 Quality?

Quality and hazards containment is a requirement to keep our Tacoma Community and people safe as possible from potential hazards; it follows international standards apply here at home to:

  1. Natural gas (methane gas);
  2. LNG Facility; and
  3. Methanol Facility.

Quality process for plant design, materials selections, construction methods, employee health and welfare, industrial process, computer process control all required ISO9000 compliance https:/en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=ISO_9000&oldid=704628982 (last visited Feb 17, 2016)

We know when hazardous materials are processed, refined, and handled; as a result, the quality, security, and performance of all systems must be operated and available and ready with the least failures because otherwise the Tacoma Community is placed at risk as defined by Tacoma EIS.

The Tacoma Methane Facility is one such processing plant that contains and handles materials that present hazard to workers, local people, and community people; as a result, when things fail or fault. For example, methane, sour natural gas, sweet natural gas, piping systems, container systems, process control systems, fire suppression systems, computer systems, computer software and hardware, material handling system, and human error—all are fault factors necessary for quality audit.

Tacoma community will support a Methanol Facility

For a safe Tacoma Community, we need gas industries to use safe practices always. For example,

The industry handles hazardous fluids and gases through a variety of processes. Considerations of the safety of personnel, both staff and public, of the protection of the environment and of business continuity (maintenance of revenue streams, both for companies and for national economies) require a high level of operational integrity. A key element in the assurance of appropriate products being supplied is the quality management system operated by the goods supplier and service contractor. The experience of previous editions of API Q1 has proven that requirements additional to ISO 9001:2000 are necessary to provide assurance with respect to quality of products and services on a consistent and global basis. See, Quality management system for the oil and natural gas industry (2003-11-10) – ISO, http://www.iso.org/iso/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?refid=Ref879 (last visited Feb 17, 2016).

The New Tribune article reminds us about the soundness of the Methanol Facility operation

I agree, safe methanol system construction, materials used, the human control element and all automated control systems are necessary to make the methanol process operate within minimum failures.

See generally, Tacoma: Criticism of methanol plant unfounded thenewstribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article60665661.html (last visited Feb 17, 2016).

 

It follows, quality is necessary when building and processing gas industrial hazards

Therefore, the Tacoma EIS must mandate all Tacoma gas processing must be compliant with ISO9000 standards and have the audit trail to prove compliance to community for their safe Methanol Facility operation does exist. ISO9000 compliance audit trail will provide the necessary compliance for:

  • Engineering planning activities;
  • Selection of materials used to contain sour methane gas;
  • Piping and safety shutoff valves and shutdown systems;
  • Mitigation plans validated for community hazards protection;
  • Process manual and automatic control systems;
  • All written procedures defined and audited for correct procedures in the event of an unusual event at the Methanol Facility;
  • All computer software audited to current ISO computer hardware and software standards with back up parallel operating control systems in event of computer software or hardware fault.
  • All employee training audited to ISO standards comparable to hazards present within the Tacoma Methanol Facility.

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