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HAZOP (Hazard and Operability Study) is a structured method for identifying hazards and problems associated with the operation of a process plant. The results of a HAZOP study can not only allow engineers to improve the safety of an operation, but also serve to highlight operability problems at an early stage in project development. Equally, the technique is used for the analysis of process modifications and existing processes which have been operating for many years. The procedures can apply equally to batch or continuous operations and are valid for both simple and complex plants.
At the end of this course, the attendees will have an understanding of the concepts of PHA and the application of HAZOP and other identification techniques in process safety studies. They will also understand the role of acting as a HAZOP Team Leader. Practical desktop experience of participating in integrated HAZOP exercises of both batch and continuous operations will have been gained.
All candidates will have the opportunity to participate in 2 or 3 HAZOP studies using a completed HAZOP study and one from their own organization. Model answers will be provided. Potential HAZOP Leaders will be identified to lead the teams for the feedback sessions and will be evaluated as leaders of future HAZOP studies.
1. Introduction to Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
2. Introduction to Flowsheets (P&ID’s)
3. Introduction to Hazard Identification
4. Introduction to HAZOP
5. The Need for HAZOP
6. HAZOP Study Methodology
7. The Role of the HAZOP Leader
8. HAZOP Reporting and Follow-up
9. Risk Measurement
10. HAZOP WORKSHOPS
a. International HAZOP Study
b. Internal Group HAZOP Study
c. Group Feedback Presentation & Evaluation of HAZOP Leaders (video evaluation)