Hazards and Operational Procedures Study (Hazop) is a hazard analysis method used to evaluate the risks associated with a process, product or procedure. This study involves a systematic evaluation of hazards and their likelihood of occurrence, as well as the severity of their consequences. Hazop study are useful in identifying potential hazards and operational procedures which will reduce risk while allowing continued operations.
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.
At Wire Consultancy, we offer comprehensive HAZOP study services to help process industry clients assess and mitigate their risks. Our team of experts has extensive experience in conducting HAZOP studies, and we use the latest tools and methodologies to ensure that all potential hazards are identified and analyzed.
Our HAZOP study services include a detailed report outlining all identified hazards and recommended mitigation measures, as well as ongoing support to help our clients implement the recommended measures. We also work closely with our clients to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met and that the safety of their employees and facilities is ensured.
We have a team of highly qualified and experienced Hazop consultants who are able to provide a comprehensive risk assessment which will enable you to identify and manage risks throughout the life cycle of your products. Our Hazop consultants have experience in a variety of industries, including oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace.