Process Safety Services

Process Safety Services

Process safety focuses on the prevention of fires, explosions, and accidental chemical releases in facilities where hazardous materials are handled and processed.

DEKRA acquired Chilworth in August 2011, supplementing our explosion protection laboratories in Germany and the Netherlands with additional consulting offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and India as well laboratories in the United States (Princeton, NJ and Chicago, IL) and in Southampton, England.

Chilworth provides a full array of both Process Safety Management (PSM) and Process Safety Engineering (PSE) services including consulting, training, laboratory testing, and specialized process safety testing instrumentation and equipment. We serve most of the world's largest chemical, pharmaceutical, food stuffs, agrochemical, oil/petrochemical companies, manufacturing companies and more.

  • Process safety management
    Chilworth partners with clients of various sizes and operational complexities to provide program development, needs assessments and gap analysis, applicability assessments, code compliance including PSM (Process Safety Management) and RMP (Risk Management Plan) audits, Process Hazard Analysis leadership, incident investigation, and on-site training. 
  • Process safety consulting
    Chilworth provides best-in-class solutions including on-site and desktop fire and explosion hazard assessment, process design/safety engineering support, expert witness testimony and litigation support, and training.
  • Process safety training
    Chilworth established the Process Safety Academy offering a range of structured courses to train, educate, and develop skills of individuals, teams, or entire companies. 
  • Laboratory testing
    Chilworth has state-of-the-art ISO 17025 and GLP (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority Good Laboratory Practice) accredited dust explosion, gas and vapor flammability, and electrostatic testing laboratories and specialist facilities for the evaluation of thermal runaway reactions and energetic materials (pyrotechnics, propellants, explosives).

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