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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.
You will be a participant in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of operators, engineers, safety and other personnel to review a change in plant, process or equipment to see if the change can cause unforeseen hazards or introduce unexpected operability problems and that the change meets the standards.
On completion of the course the participant would be able to:
· review pipe and instrumentation diagrams—P&ID’s & PFD’s
· identify possible hazards or operability issues
· contribute to the safe and productive operation of the plant
· recommend amendments to improve safety and operability of the proposed change
· review and amend procedures in relation to the change
· participate as an effective HAZOP team member / leader
A hazard and operability study (or HAZOP) is a systematic, critical examination by a team of the engineering and operating intentions of a process to assess the hazard potential of mal-operation or mal-function of individual items of equipment and the consequential effects on the facility as a whole.
This unit covers the principles and application for technicians in undertaking hazard and operability studies. It is a systematic method for examining complex facilities or processes to identify actual or potentially hazardous procedures and operations so that they may be eliminated or mitigated.
HAZOP studies are performed by a multi-disciplinary team that identifies the potential hazards and operating issues with the design, construction and commissioning of equipment and plant. This unit may also apply to other personnel with extensive plant knowledge who are involved in the study as team members.
Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP)
1) Introduction to Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
2) Introduction to Flow sheets (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
· International HAZOP Practice Studies
· Internal Group HAZOP Study
· Group Feedback Presentation & Evaluation (video)
11) HAZOP Leadership Examination (Open book)
Who should attend?
Pre-requisite for Course
· Have at least two years practical experience in an appropriate workplace setting.
- Possess knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of SHEQ management and risk control principles, standards and procedures.
Assessment and Certification
Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of Hazard & Operability Study (HAZOP & LEADERSHIP) from the ASSE-MEC.