Applications of HAZOP and What-If Safety Reviews to the by Dennis P. Nolan

By Dennis P. Nolan

This booklet is meant to supply assistance to HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) and What-If evaluation groups linked to the petroleum, petrochemical and chemical industries. It describes the character, tasks, equipment and documentation required within the functionality of such stories. This guarantees the stories are carried out in a well timed, powerful demeanour as can be prescribed by means of a company's technique security administration (PSM) coverage. This ebook can be utilized as a realistic connection with arrange the protection overview necessities for those industries and their technique protection administration systems.The security of petroleum and chemical amenities is a vital a part of a company's operations. contemporary around the globe petrochemical safeguard rules and a company's personal technique protection administration rules will require procedure threat research (PHA) assessment of its present and proposed petroleum operations be comprehensive. the bounds of harmful sub-stances mentioned by means of either the united states Occupational protection and overall healthiness management (OSHA) and the Environmental safeguard company (EPA) laws dictate the functions of approach security administration components at just about all of a company's facilities.These stories are meant to lessen the chance and/or outcomes of an immense incident that may have a harmful effect to the staff, the public's health, onsite or offsite houses, the surroundings, and most crucial to a firm itself, its endured company operation and survival. approach risk research stories aren't meant to spot the minor ""slips, journeys, or falls""; those are the accountability of the company's basic security specifications and are good demonstrated. the method threat research is seeking the key incidents, that have the potential of critical impacts.HAZOP and What-If experiences are of the commonest petroleum and chemical industries qualitative tools used to behavior procedure chance analyses. as much as eighty% of a company's procedure danger analyses may possibly encompass HAZOP and What-If experiences with the remaining 20% from record, Fault Tree research, occasion Tree, Failure Mode and results research, and so on. An skilled evaluate crew can use the research to generate attainable deviations from layout, development, amendment, and working cause that outline strength effects. those effects can then be avoided and/or mitigated by way of the applying of the fitting safeguards.

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18. Electrical single line diagrams. 19. ). 20. Drawings showing interfaces to existing systems. 21. ) 22. ). 23. ). 24. ). 25. Manning levels, distribution of personnel, levels of supervision and evacuation routes or plans. 26. ). 27. Loss histories of the existing or similar facilities. 31 32 Application of HAZOP “*” Marked items marked are considered minimum data required for a HAZOP or WhatIf review to occur. This data basically contains the layout (plot plan) of the facility, the process design (P & ID and process description) and how it will be controlled during an emergency (SAFE chart and fire protection plant).

How personnel react and equipment will perform in this comparison is not a direct application from one site to another. As long as assumptions are made and documented and acceptance of the review can be made. 5 Computer Hardware Review Procedures 33 and Software Support 1 All review sessions should be recorded / using a personal computer (PC). Word processing software should be used for the report narrative write-up. A computer software spreadsheet, prepared for process safety reviews, should be used for all HAZOP and What-If reviews.

Failure of both the primary and secondary relief device to operate as designed. PSH fails and PSV does not release at the set pressure or is blocked. Immediate change of process fluid characteristics. Increase of produced gas H,S content from 5 ppm to 500 ppm within one day. Massive impact from foreign event. Plane crash into facility (unless facility sited next to airport). Table 9 Non-Credible Scenarios HAZOP and What-If The possible causes can be categorized a. b. c. d. e. ). ). ) (Appendices D and E provide further typical in-depth listings of potential causes when using HAZOP or What-If methods).

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