Modern HAZOP Process

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Last updated Mon, 27-Mar-2023
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As Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies are now recognised world-wide as being the qualitative risk assessment methodology of choice in the Process Industries, there will be additional focus on this specific aspect of Process Hazard Analysis.

 

Course Objectives of HAZOP Process

  • Understand the concepts of Risk Assessment and Risk Management

  • Understand the estimation and evaluation of risks - Qualitative, Semi-Quantitative and Quantified Risks

  • Techniques for Hazard Identification and Analysis - Check-Lists, Risk Profiling, HAZOP, FMEA and Task-Based Risk Assessment

  • Cause-Consequences Analysis - The Role of Fault Trees and Event Trees in Accident Prevention

  • Understand the requirements of a Team Leader or Facilitator, scribe and team members during HAZOP studies



Day 1
Introduction to Risk Assessment

  • Course introduction: delegate and tutor introductions; course objectives

  • The concepts of hazards, risk and risk assessment

  • Methods for risk evaluation

  • Integrating risk assessment within Risk Management

  • Qualitative, Semi-Quantitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment methodologies

  • Feedback and review of Day 1



Day 2
Risk Assessment Techniques: HAZOP

  • Introduction to hazards identification and analysis techniques

  • Techniques for hazard identification and analysis – HAZOP

  • Where and when to use HAZOP and the requirements for a successful HAZOP study

  • Team composition for HAZOP studies

  • Guide words and process variables used for HAZOP studies

  • Syndicate exercise - application of HAZOP to relevant processes

  • Report back and review of Day 2



Day 3
Hazop Leadership Techniques

  • HAZOP team leader/facilitator requirements

  • HAZOP scribe requirements

  • Facilitating HAZOP studies, do’s and don’ts

  • Information required to allow successful HAZOP studies

  • Case study where each delegate has the opportunity to facilitate a HAZOP meeting

  • Review of commercial software used for HAZOP and Management of Change ‘MOC’

  • Report back and review of Day 3



Day 4
Consequence Analysis

  • Theory behind the fire, explosion and toxic dispersion modeling utilized in Quantitative Risk Assessments

  • Types of fires and their effects on people and equipment

  • Types of explosions and their effects on people and equipment

  • Review of software available for consequence calculations

  • Report back and review of Day 4



Day 5
The Role of QRA

  • Introduction to Quantified Risk Assessment “QRA”

  • The role of Event Tree Analysis in scenario development

  • The role of Fault Tree Analysis for multi-causation analysis

  • Applications for ETA and FTA

  • Failure data for use in QRA’s

  • Societal Risk and Individual Risk

  • Review of software available for Quantitative Risk Assessments

  • Report back on day 5 and discussion

  • Programme review and the way ahead

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