exida Recorded Webinars

Introduction to Process Hazard Analysis using HAZOP

Recording Date: March 2014

This webinar covers the HAZOP methodology in the context of the overall process safety management lifecycle. It first provides a high level overview of the process hazards analysis (PHA) work process, detailing process safety management (PSM) expectations for the PHA. Process safety information is covered, explaining how it is needed in order to conduct the review and management of change (MOC) is shown in the overall PHA work process to illustrate the relationship between PHA and MOC. With the foundation set, details of the HAZOP methodology, including report documentation are presented.

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About the Presenter:

Hal Thomas, CFSE

Hal Thomas Hal Thomas is widely recognized as an expert in functional process safety analysis, including safety instrumented systems and high availability automation systems. He helped pioneer the use of HAZOP, fault tree analysis, consequence analysis, LOPA, and introduction of the SIS work process while at Air Products. He was formerly an Engineering Associate – Process Safety and Technology Manager for Safety Instrumented Systems at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. His principle work responsibilities included assisting and mentoring process safety and process control engineers in hazard identification, the use of fault tree analysis, LOPA, SIL assessment, SIL verification, leading new technology hazard reviews, as well as to write standards and procedures to promote high quality and consistent results. He is a member of the CFSE Governing Board and is a senior member of ISA. He has authored numerous published papers.