Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA): When and Where?
- Type: Archived Webinar
- Level: Basic
- Duration: 1 hour
- PDHs: 0.00
When is the best time to do Layer of Protection Analysis? Take this webinar to assess your options.
In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn many facilitators have a preference about when to do LOPA - during the PHA/HAZOP, at the end of the PHA/HAZOP or independently of the PHA/HAZOP. You’ll consider that beyond the safety of the facility or unit under review, there may be secondary goals which influence the optimal LOPA timing. These include minimizing the number of IPLs to allow for maximizing the attention each IPL receives, ensuring each hazardous consequence is protected by the most effective IPLs, or ensuring the consistent application of IPLs and SIL ratings throughout all PHA/LOPAs. By the end of this webinar, you’ll know how to choose the best LOPA approach for your facility as well as how to use LOPA to achieve your secondary objectives beyond the safety of your facility.
Take a look at your agenda:
- The best time, relative to PHA, for your company to perform LOPA
- How to maintain safety while minimizing or optimizing IPLs
- How to make your LOPAs more effective
- Balancing LOPA team time with results
Patrick Fisher is a functional safety engineer with experience in the industrial and refining industries with proven results in process hazard analysis (PHA)/layer of protection analysis (LOPA) facilitation and training, safety instrumented function design, and IPL management.
As a PHA facilitator, he helps large organizations meet the PHA, MOC, PSSR, and PSI requirements of the OSHA PSM standard, and helps manage the results of the PHA/LOPA results. His background includes publications on risk analysis, independent protection layer management, and leading indicators of process...Read more
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