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An Introduction to Methods of Process Safety Hazard Assessment

Originally delivered Nov 19, 2009
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One of the most important activities that a chemical engineer participates in is the evaluation of the safety of a process system. What can go wrong? How bad would it be? What can be done to prevent the event from happening?

This presentation outlines several commonly used process safety review techniques used to answer these questions. The presentation includes Hazards and Operability Analysis(HAZOP), 'What Ifs', and Checklists. The presentation also presents an overview of more advanced techniques such as Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and Consequence Analysis.


Raymond "Randy" Freeman

Raymond “Randy” Freeman is Principal Engineer and founder of Safety & Property Protection Consulting of Houston, Texas. He has more than 35 years of industrial experience in reliability, risk analysis, safety, process design, control system design, and risk management in the chemical industry. He has been an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Center for Chemical Process Safety Quantitative Risk Assessment Subcommittee since 1986. He has helped publish several CCPS guideline books including the Guidelines for Chemical Process Quantitative Risk...Read more

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