Leggett Technical Consulting
Leggett Technical Consulting is devoted to chemical process safety. We specialize in identifying and mitigating hazards of explosions, fires, and toxic releases. LTC provides comprehensive consulting and litigation services to organizations who are involved with the handling, use and management of dangerous, reactive and highly hazardous chemicals.
Our goal is to assist clients to determine the Basis of Safety and Safe Operating Limits for their processes.
For more than 20 years Dr. David Leggett, president of LTC, has combined an extensive knowledge of chemistry with a diverse chemical process safety background to provide advanced hazards and risk reduction consulting expertise. LTC clients, national and international, are from the chemical, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical industries. Dr. Leggett has regularly participated in and provided litigation support for chemical processing accident investigations.
Expert Opinion and Litigation Support
Legal teams need to fully understand the technical aspects of an accident resulting from undesired chemical reactions or process upsets, and how they were manipulated and controlled at the time. Dr. Leggett’s wide experience in chemistry and chemical engineering, together with his regulatory compliance experience provides the needed technical foundation.
The accident investigation techniques, employed by Leggett Technical Consulting, follow well-established industry standards. They result in a reliable determination of what happened and how it happened enabling companies to improve their accident avoidance and risk mitigation strategies.
Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis (HIRA)
Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis is a set of studies that identify the hazards of a chemical process followed by the analysis of the risk associated with that hazard. Study reports demonstrate a covered facility’s 29CFR1910.11 compliance. We provide timely and cost effective solutions for our clients risk reduction needs and concerns.
Industry Hazard Reviews and Audits
A successful chemical process hazard review requires a thorough understanding of the reactions together with the chemical engineering needed to produce the desired product. Plausible worst case scenarios must be examined to determine the vulnerabilities of the process to these upsets.
Research Laboratory Hazard Evaluation
The typical R&D chemical laboratory, compared to an industrial setting, handles a much smaller mass of chemicals, a wider range of chemical reactions, many of which are highly hazardous chemicals, and different unit operations. Our background and experience affords the expertise needed for a thorough review looking for risk minimizing opportunities within the R&D environment.