exida Recorded Webinars

CHAZOP Methods and Examples

Recording Date: April 2016

Control Hazard and Operability Study (CHAZOP) is a procedure for carrying the safety and reliability analysis of existing or planned Control and Computer systems. The execution of a CHAZOP can take several forms depending on the focus and goal of the study. A CHAZOP can be performed to support the overall process hazard analysis or to determine the reliability of the control system, in addition it can be executed with several different techniques. The variety of choices can be managed by careful preparation and setting clear objectives. This webinar will provide a general overview of CHAZOP methodologies along with several examples that demonstrate the various approaches that can be taken.

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About the Presenter:

Chris O'Brien, CFSE

Chris O'Brien Chris O’Brien is a Partner with exida. He has over 30 years of experience in the design,manufacturing, and marketing of process automation, reserve power systems, and safety related equipment. His main focus includes supporting new and existingcustomers with their implementation of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 functional safetystandards, as well as reliability analysis for mechanical devices. Mr. O’Brien is the author of “Final Elements and the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 Functional Safety Standards” and has been awarded 5 patents, including a patent for the industry’s first safety rated pressure transmitter.