WELCOME to Digital Solutions Technology  Process Safety Management Networkk.  The goal of Digital Solutions Technology  is to provide server based software solutions to complex problems, procedures, and standard methods of design based calculations, detailed documentation, and database storage, to meet the Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements under OSHA 29CFR 1910.119  safety standard.

As defined by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 , "Process Safety Management is the proactive identification, evaluation, and mitigation or prevention of chemical releases that could occur as a result of failures in process, procedures, or equipment."                                  Download OSHA 29CFR 1910.119

The DST Strategy to Manage Pressure Relief Design

The Mach II Digital Engineer is a relief device calulation, documentation and storage software solution that allows the  user to evaluate liquid, gas, vapor, steam, and two-phase relief scenarios to determine the worst-case cause of system over-pressure which becomes the design basis of the pressure relief protection.  The software uses the best practices, standards and methodologies based on API, ASME Code, NFPA, NGA-S, DIERS methodology, and other standards or guidelines.   

The Design Institute of Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) is considered the best Recognized and Generally Accepted, Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) by OSHA and leading industry leaders as stated below:

"For example the AIChE has published technical reports on topics such as two-phase flow for venting devices.  This type of technically recognized report would constitute good engineering practice."  OSHA Appendix C 1910.119 Compliance Guidelines and Recommendations for Process Safety Management.

It has also been determined through DIERS research that a relief system can be under-sized as much as ten (10) times if the designer does not take into account the possibility of two-phase flow.   For this reason the Mach II  software is especially designed to test for the likelihood of two-phase flow and if applicable allows the user to design for two-phase flow for the fire case, runaway reactions, or any user input two-phase relief capacity as well as all single-phase senarios. 

Customized  Relief Device Design Record

The final document will be a complete detailed design record,  providing scenario analysis, piping and pressure drop calculations, and specification sheets, that are cross-platform compatible with Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat.  Drawings can added to your report to complete your design package.

PSM Report Engine

With the PSM report engine technology, the user will have complete control and access  of all process, maintenance, and specification data to retrieve at their fingertips to generate customized PSM reports by extracting specified data from each design record.  This is a very powerful tool that eliminates the need to search manually through three-ring binders, and file cabinets, to locate the required Process Safety Information (PSI).

Free  Reader Version

A free READER version of the Mach II  PSM  software is provided to allow sharing of relief design information across the industry.  This is the ultimate sharing environment where safety professionals and researchers can collaborate on complex relief design strategies.   Download the Mach II, PSM Network System Software Now!!!!!!

Download the Mach II, PSM Software today to experience the power and speed of the design, calculation and storage engine.   Examine the library of relief design files from the DIERS benchmarks and from literature publications.   

Take a look at the above tabs to evaluate the DIERS benchmarks utilizing this technology.

It has been a pleasure providing this overview.

Ed Kitchen

PSM Program Manager