Management of Change (MOC) Basics for Plant Engineers
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type:
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date:
March 14, 2011
- Skill Level:
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The essentials of Management of Change (MOC) for plant engineers will be presented. The meaning of MOC will be explained and its central role in safe plant operation will be shown, including how it fits with other aspects of plant safety. The objectives of MOC will be discussed along with the general definition of ?change? and the different types of changes. Examples will be used to illustrate. The essential elements of the MOC process will be covered including approvals, safety reviews, notification, training, and Process Safety Information (PSI) updates. Temporary changes will also be discussed. Special emphasis will be given to the critical role of communication in the MOC process. The importance of MOC will be further reinforced by explaining potential consequences of not using an MOC process.