HAZOP is an abbreviated term for HAZard and OPerability study. It is a technique that identifies the potential hazards and operating issues with the design and construction of equipment and plant. The study involves the interaction of a multi-disciplinary team. The identification is carried out using a series of keywords to examine deviations and their subsequent effects on the process as a whole. Once the hazard and operability concerns are identified, appropriate actions are recommended. LOPA stands for ,Layer Of Protection Analysis, which is used in the study of SIL , which in turn stands for Safety Integrated Level.
This 2-day HAZOP,LOPA & SIL course introduces the concept of hazard assessment, process Hazard Analysis techniques, and risk matrix and details of the HAZOP technique. A successful HAZOP is only possible if the study team is effective. Following the HAZOP concepts the use of LOPA to identify SIL’s will be demostrated.
- Become familiar with the concepts of a HAZOP study
- Understand the principles and methodology of a HAZOP study
- Understand the requirements of management, preparation, planning, HAZOP team, documentation, as well the review of HAZOP study
- Understand the methodology in conducting a process hazard review
- Preparation and Organization of PHA Studies
- Selection of Study Nodes / Design intent of node
- Guidelines for managing the team
- Recording Study Results / Maintaining Quality Control
- Management of Results and Recommendations
- Communication of Results to Management
- Understand how to identify the SIFs using previous PHA studies (HAZOP’s, What If Analyses, etc.).
- Assign target SIL’s to the SIFs using LOPA