Sponsored Webinar: Managing the Lifecycle of Independent Protection Layers

Originally delivered Oct 26, 2016
Source: AIChE
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    Archived Webinar
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    1 hour
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Learn how managing the entire lifecycle of Independent Protection Layers will ensure effectiveness, auditability and independence.

This Provenance Consulting-sponsored webinar reviews the current standards and industry practices for IPL management and how to assess the effectiveness of their application in your existing management systems. You’ll learn how managing the IPL lifecycle helps you meet the requirements of independence, auditability and efficacy of the devices, processes and maintenance that prevent accidents. You’ll identify specific and systemic common causes of failure between IPLs and explore how lifecycle management ensures they do not overlap and lead to an incident caused by a deviation in the process. By the end of the hour, you’ll understand the various steps in IPL lifecycle management and how standards and best practices can be used as helpful guides for PSM engineers, facilitators, team leaders and others.

Take a look at your agenda:

  • Why managing the entire lifecycle of IPLs is critical
  • Common causes of failure between IPLs
  • Steps in IPL lifecycle management
  • Effective IPL management practices and how to apply them

Patrick Fisher

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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