Process Safety and Hazard Analysis (PHA &HAZOP)


Process Safety and Hazard Analysis (PHA &HAZOP)


Course Objective

The risk review techniques most popular for initial PHAs of entire units or of large projects and PHA revalidations are hazard and operability (HAZOP) analysis and what-if/checklist. Both of these techniques facilitate systematic, imaginative searches for process hazards and potential operational difficulties. In this course, you will also learn how to lead and participate in several analyses to familiarize yourself with each technique.

The Course focuses on human factors issues and how to analyze for human errors that can occur in step-by-step procedures. You will learn the original form of the HAZOP technique so you can effectively analyze procedures (startup, shutdown, normal batch operation, emergency operation, etc.) for the hazards of not performing a step as specified.


Who Should Attend

This course will be particular interest to new engineers, supervisors.


Course Content

  • How to perform a PHA including these  critical elements:
  • Preparing for the PHA
  • Scoping the PHA
  • Collecting information
  • Selecting the team
  • Leading a meeting
  • Documenting results
  • How to analyze operating procedures for critical accident scenarios
  • How and when to apply HAZOP, FMEA, and/or what-if/checklist analyses
    methods to process systems such as chemical, petroleum.
  • Experience via realistic workshops


Course Duration:  (5) Days