October 2005

Process Safety

What HAZOP studies cannot do

Safety experts have extensively used this investigative methodology to identify possible hazards with new designs and operating units; however, these studies do have limits

Unni Krishnan, G., Kuwait Oil Co.

Hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP) studies have come a long way from their inception in the 1960s. HAZOP is firmly established in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) and is extensively used to identify hazards and operability problems. It has found its way to other operating areas, especially transportation and software systems, etc. However, many safety experts have always had doubts as to how far HAZOP can go in addressing the numerous hazardous and operability issues that can arise in a complex process system. This article explores HAZOP guidelines and what a well-planned HAZOP should not miss. BACKGROUND HAZOP studies are firmly entrenched in the pro

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}