A HAZOP is a team-based risk management tool designed to identify hazards and deviations from normal operations, determine the hazard level, and brainstorm actions and recommendations to prevent the hazard from occurring, or to minimize its impact.
In a HAZOP, the key parameters of a particular process design are identified.
After parameters are identified, the HAZOP leader applies a series of guide words to the critical parameters and the team determines if any apply to the critical parameters in terms of a possible hazard.
The risk matrix for this assessment may already exist for the process and product or may have to be developed by the team as part of the HAZOP exercise.
Muscat, Oman, February 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Integrity Consultants is a Consultancy firm for Process Industries releases a HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) study tool called HAZOP SofT as part of its Safety suite.
HAZOP SofT is a software program to perform HAZOP studies.
- Provides facility to track recommendations until close out so that Companywide recommendation resolution can be viewed and used as and when required.No need to look for multiple HAZOP report done at various time periods.
The process of performing HAZOPs is time consuming and tedious.
Some people perform HAZOPs by hand: this is a long, drawn out, process.
In 1975, HAZard and OPerabilitiy analysis (HAZOP), as a result of ICI's work in England, became the preferred method for hazards identification.
A hazard analysis on any process facility is usually carried out by a team consisting of facility personnel under the leadership of a person familiar with the HAZOP process.
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