LOPA

There’s Still Time to Sign Up! Join us in the Wine Country this December for Four Invaluable Process Safety Training Courses!

There's still time for you to join us in Napa, California this December for four invaluable process safety training courses, include Human Error Prevention (12/2-12/3), Incident Investigation/Root Cause Analysis Leadership (12/4-12/6), Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA; 12/9-12/10), and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS; 12/11-12/12). It's a great time of the year to be in the Northern [...]

By |2019-11-14T02:19:12-07:00November 14th, 2019|Human Error, LOPA, Process Safety, Root Cause, SIS, Training|0 Comments

Last Chance for Process Safety Training in the U.S. in 2019!

The year's flying by with little more than two months remaining! Last chance to sign up for process safety training classes in Charlotte in November and Napa in December! In Charlotte during November, we have training on Process Safety Management, PHA Revalidation, and PHA/HAZOP Leadership. Napa courses in December include Human Error Prevention, Incident Investigation/Root [...]

Onsite and Last-Minute Short-Course Registration at GCPS/Orlando

The 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando is almost here! If you're coming to the conference, you're probably on your way or already in Orlando. And if you're already registered, fantastic! If you're coming, but still haven't registered, online registration is now closed. So if you still need to register for the conference, [...]

By |2018-04-20T07:09:09-07:00April 20th, 2018|GCPS, Human Factors, LOPA, Process Safety|0 Comments

Only 10 Days Until the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando!

If you haven't registered for the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando yet, what are you waiting for?! And if you HAVE already registered and are going, please consider coming out in time to take advantage of some great conference prices on short courses on the 22nd from Process Improvement Institute that will [...]

By |2018-04-12T22:15:14-07:00April 12th, 2018|Human Factors, LOPA, Process Safety|0 Comments

The Uses and Users of PHA/HAZOP Results

For your immediate review, please download the latest free resource paper from PII, titled The Uses and Users of PHA/HAZOP Results, co-written by Jeff Thomas and Paul Casarez, PII Principal Engineers and Instructors, and William G. Bridges, PII President and Instructor, and being presented at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, Florida. [...]

By |2018-04-06T14:12:59-07:00April 6th, 2018|HAZOP, IPLs, LOPA, PHA, SIS|0 Comments

Building Competency in Internal PHA /HAZOP Leaders – Lessons Learned in 40 years of Doing So

For your immediate review, please download the latest free resource paper from PII, titled Building Competency in Internal PHA /HAZOP Leaders - Lessons Learned in 40 years of Doing So, written by William G. Bridges, PII President & Instructor, and being presented at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, Florida. http://www.process-improvement-institute.com/_downloads/Building_Competencies_in_Internal_PHA-HAZOP_Leaders_-_Final.pdf From [...]

Understanding IPL Boundaries

For your immediate review, please download the latest free resource paper from PII, titled Understanding IPL Boundaries, written by Arthur M. Dowell, III, P.E. - PII Principal Engineer & Instructor, and being presented at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, Florida. http://www.process-improvement-institute.com/_downloads/Understanding_IPL_Boundaries_Paper_Dowell_-_Final.pdf From the Abstract: Layer of protection analysis (LOPA) is a [...]

By |2018-04-02T13:08:27-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Free Resources, LOPA|0 Comments

LOPA: Performed When and by Whom

For your immediate review, please download the latest free resource paper from PII, titled LOPA: Performed When and by Whom, co-written by Arthur M. Dowell, III, P.E. - PII Principal Engineer & Instructor, and William G. Bridges, PII President, and being presented at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, Florida. http://www.process-improvement-institute.com/_downloads/LOPA_Performed_when_and_by_whom_-_FINAL.pdf From [...]

By |2018-03-27T07:17:10-07:00March 27th, 2018|Free Resources, LOPA|0 Comments

Does LOPA really replace 90% of the QRA?

Well, that depends on what you call QRA. Some companies (the folks they have taught) define QRA as only the high level risk assessment that may be performed at the early design phase of a project to make large siting and fire protection (and other mitigation) decisions. LOPA does not replace that specific QRA. But [...]

By |2016-09-05T05:54:22-07:00August 26th, 2015|CCPS, HAZOP, LOPA, PHA, QRA|0 Comments

ESTIMATES of ACCIDENT FREQUENCY – Per Scenario and per Site

Do Not believe the math as black and white or as accurate. When we accept a risk of 10-3 per year per facility, we are not necessarily saying we accept 1/10 deaths per year for the facility... we are actually guessing at both factors. 1) The factors we use for LOPA (and for SIF need [...]

By |2016-09-05T08:47:42-07:00August 14th, 2015|LOPA, PHA, SIF|0 Comments