Primatech Inc. was founded in 1987 in Columbus, Ohio by Dr. Paul Baybutt to provide process safety and risk management consulting, training and software for the process industries. Primatech is the longest-operating privately-owned US company specializing in process safety and risk management and is the pre-eminent company in its field. Quality of services and products and responsiveness to client needs have been hallmarks of Primatech since the company was founded. Primatech`s consulting services have ranged over the full spectrum of process safety and risk management. Our traditional projects cover such areas as process hazard analyses (PHAs), of which we have conducted literally thousands, audits, PSM program development, procedure writing, and mechanical integrity program assessment and development. Strategic growth areas in recent years have included Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), and Cyber and Process Security.
Primatech offers a continually expanding portfolio of over 35 training courses that have been developed for many aspects of process safety and risk management. Public deliveries of the courses are offered throughout the year at various locations in the US and around the world through the Primatech Training Institute (PTI). We also provide training courses in-house for clients which include our standard courses as well as customized versions of these courses.
Primatech pioneered the development of process safety software. Our software has been sold to most of the largest petroleum refiners and chemical producers around the world. Primatech's current software product offerings that have evolved from these early products are PHAWorks®, Tracker ™, and LOPAWorks®.
Our clients are typically Fortune 500 companies but also include medium and smaller sized companies. Generally, we serve the chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas process industries. However, we also service other industries which handle hazardous substances including food processing and cold storage that use ammonia as a refrigerant, and the pulp and paper and pharmaceutical industries. We have also performed numerous projects for government municipalities.
Primatech has been responsible for numerous innovations in process safety and security that allow studies to be accomplished more effectively and efficiently. The company has developed improved approaches for PHA, Human Factors, Mechanical Integrity, LOPA, SIL Determination, and Physical and Cyber Security.
Since Primatech's earliest days, the company has been a sponsor of and key contributor to the industry's most prominent professional organization, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).