Using Cause and Effects Diagrams across Your Plants Safety Design Lifecycle to Reduce Human Errors
On the other hand, Process hazard analysis (PHA), have also been in existence for the past few decades. Some of its methodologies are preferred over the other for level of details, and are preferred over the other for its brevity and time saving feature. These are always conducted in a workshop environment, and its success is dependent on the level of engagement and preparation. Meanwhile, the sessions can also become a victim on team that has been reluctant to participate for various reasons.
The last decade 2010-2019 has come with its set of challenges. Industries cut back on various workshops due to the financial crunch, due to their ever shrinking budgets and also the economic downturn in the oil & gas industry, which led to a cascading effect in other industries. This led to changes in industry approaches being altered to focus on âMore with Lessâ. One emergent outcome of this need, was the philosophy of Smart PHAs or Smart HAZOPs
The author has applied the concepts of AL to PHAs, and has changed the way the PHAs are facilitated in a workshop environment. This has resulted in higher level of personnel engagement, that has fostered the brain storming needs of a PHAs, and has left the audience highly energized after the PHA sessions, such that they want to return for me. Through this paper, the author will share the success stories while highlighting the benefits of this hybrid technique.