PDC 15 - Effective Use of Process Hazard Analysis to High Technology Equipment
Organized by: Kristin Malina; EORM
Target Audience: Intermediate (2-10 years experience)
The goal of this full day course is to enable participants to choose the most appropriate process hazard analysis (PHA) tool, facilitate the PHA process, and to interpret and communicate the results. The instructors will present detailed information regarding the use and applicability of qualitative and quantitative hazard analysis methods, ranging from checklist methods to Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA). However, instructors will focus the implementation portion of the course on those analysis methods which, in their experience, are the most efficient, and applicable to, equipment safety - Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp) and the formal "What if?" analysis.
PHA principles and benefits will be presented in the morning with a one-half day "hands-on" hazard analysis session on a mock valve box for a bulk chemical distribution system.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Identify when hazard analysis should be performed
Choose the most appropriate hazard analysis method
Implement the method effectively and efficiently
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