MODULE DETAILS

 

Module 15: Practical HAZOPS (Hazard and Operability

Studies) for Engineers and Technicians

 

Nominal duration: 4 weeks (48 hours total time commitment)

 

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

 

MODULE PURPOSE

 

This module covers the techniques of Hazard and Operability Studies that are widely used in industry for the identification of potential hazards in Industrial Automation environments. HAZOP can be adapted to a wide range of applications to seek out operational failure modes and possible harm to persons, environment or assets.

 

PRE-REQUISITES MODULE, UNITS /

 

CO-REQUISITES

 

Module 14

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

 

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

1. Outline the principles of HAZOP

 

2. Examine and discuss the HAZOP examination phase

 

3. Plan and lead HAZOP workshops

 

4. Perform hazard analysis and SILS

 

Learning Outcome 1

 

Outline the principles of HAZOP

 

Assessment Criteria

 

1.1

 

Examine the ‘how, when and why’ of HAZOPS

 

 

1.2

 

Examine the concept of hazard studies and related regulations

 

 

1.3

 

Examine the six-level life cycle model

 

 

1.4

 

Draw up an agenda for a typical HAZOP workshop

 

 

Learning Outcome 2

Examine and discuss the HAZOP examination phase

 

Assessment Criteria

 

2.1

 

Examine the parts for the HAZOP study

 

 

2.2

 

Perform generation of deviations with guidewords

 

 

2.3

 

Outline procedural HAZOP for sequential operations and batch processes

Learning Outcome 3

Plan and lead HAZOP workshops

 

Assessment Criteria

 

3.1

 

Outline the duties of the team leader

 

 

3.2

 

Examine the make-up of the study team

 

 

3.3

 

Examine the correct way to lead the sessions

 

 

3.4

 

Outline methods for recording and reporting on meetings

Learning Outcome 4

Perform hazard analysis and SILS

 

Assessment Criteria

 

4.1

 

Examine the fundamentals of risk assessment and the risk matrix

 

 

4.2

 

Examine the concepts of risk reduction and layers of protection

 

 

4.3

 

Examine the role of safety instrumented systems

 

 

4.4

 

Determine SIL targets

 

 

4.5

 

Compare the hazard analysis methods of: (a) FMEA

(b) FTA (c) LOPA

Delivery mode

 

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

 

Software/Hardware Used

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