HAZard and OPerability (HAZOP) is a well-known and well documented study. HAZOP is used as part of a Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) or as a standalone analysis. HAZOP is a more detailed review technique than HAZID. The purpose of the HAZOP is to investigate how the system or plant deviate from the design intent and create risk for personnel and equipment and operability problems. HAZOP studies have been used with great success within chemical and the petroleum industry to obtain safer, more efficient and more reliable plants.
An important benefit of HAZOP studies is that the resulting knowledge, obtained by identifying potential hazards and operability problems in a structured and systematic manner, which is of great assistance in determining appropriate remedial measures. While a HAZOP is not appropriate in all circumstances, one of the major benefits that can be used to help justify the cost and time investment is that it also helps to avoid operating problems and can thus provide a clear return on the investment beyond the reduction in hazards.
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