We are problem solvers.
We use our collective engineering knowledge and PSM experience to find cost-effective, safe resolutions that meet corporate and regulatory requirements, ensuring that our clients’ facilities meet regulations and operate in the safest manner possible.

Smith & Burgess, a Houston, Texas based company, was founded in 2007 by experienced chemical engineers dedicated to Process Safety Management. The company’s value proposition demonstrates Process Safety Management (PSM) can deliver more than audits and reports. Smith & Burgess engineers are dedicated to delivering dependable solutions so clients can ensure their facilities are in compliance and operating safely.

Smith & Burgess’s leadership has decades of experience in helping refinery and petrochemical facilities achieve PSM compliance. Our firm has completed more than 400 national and international projects, had a number of articles published in Hydrocarbon Processing, and has earned a seat on the API Subcommittee for Pressure-Relieving Systems. We also developed Salus, a straightforward, user-friendly relief and flare system software package that ensures sound and accurate documentation.

Our commitment to excellence minimizes confusion and brings projects to fruition with greater efficiency. Our core areas of expertise include:

  • Relief Systems Design & Documentation
  • Safety Related Action Item Resolution
  • PHA Facilitation
  • Safety & OSHA Compliance Audits
  • Engineering Design Verification
  • Dispersion Modeling
  • Flare System Design & Documentation
  • PSM Program & Implementation Consulting
  • Flare Gas Recovery System Designs
  • PHA Concern Resolution
  • MOC Audits & Action Item Resolution
  • Facility Siting

Industries served include:

  • Refineries
  • Petrochemical
  • Upstream Production
  • Gas Plants
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pipelines
  • Terminals & Storage
  • Chemical & Specialty Chemical
  • Power Generation

To meet ever-changing client needs, we continuously add specialized individuals to our team, combining proven, tenured professionals with bright, young innovators. Currently we have more than 60 employees. The majority of our team is composed of Process Safety Engineers and PHA Facilitators.

Smith & Burgess understands how plants work and how to keep up with PSM requirements. We initiate and design new systems. We also work with facilities to update existing programs to meet PSM requirements. We use reasonable assumptions that meet industry standards, and we don’t over-burden owners with excessive concerns. In most cases, we can find ways to add capacity or increase maintenance flexibility within compliance regulations, often resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars saved on a project.

Smith & Burgess is a growing global company founded by industry-leading principals. We understand the complexities and challenges facing our clients, and we stand firm in our commitment to deliver the very best safety solutions.