Advanced Process HAZOP Studies

246 Ratings

4.5/5

Course Overview

Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies are now recognised world-wide as being the qualitative risk assessment methodology of choice in the Process Industries.

Learning objectives

1

Learners will be able to understand the concepts of Risk Assessment and Risk Management

2

Learners will be able to understand the estimation and evaluation of risks - Qualitative, Semi-Quantitative and Quantified Risks

3

Learners will understand HAZOP studies their benefits and their short comings

4

Learners will be able to understand the requirements of a Team Leader or Facilitator, scribe and team members during HAZOP studies

5

Learners will be able to apply and facilitate a HAZOP study

Course Outline

Day One

Introduction to Risk Assessment

  • 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

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

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
  • Review of Commercial Software used for HAZOP and Management of Change ‘MOC’

Consequence Analysis

  • Theory Behind Fire, Explosion and Toxic Dispersion Modelling Utilised 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

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
  • Societal Risk and Individual Risk
  • Team Composition for HAZOP Studies
  • Guide Words and Process variables used for HAZOP Studies

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • HSE Technical Personnel
  • Project Engineers
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Process Engineers involved in design and modification
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers

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