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Process Hazard Analysis Training Workshop

Course Description 

A 3-day training on Process Hazard Analysis (PrHA) Methods that identifies the hazards of a process and the hazardous situations they may produce. Possible causes, consequences, and recommendations for protective measures are address. A criticality ranking may be assigned and used to prioritize protective measures

Typically, PrHA is used to evaluate and prioritize hazards early in life of a process as a precursor to more detailed hazard analysis studies. Generally, it is applied during design details or operating procedures. Commonly, it is used as a design review tool before a P&ID is developed. It is useful in making site selection decisions and in analyzing large facilities when circumstances prevent other techniques from being used. 

Key Learning Objectives

After the training session, students are expected to:

  • Explain the key principles and methodologies associated with executing a Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)study. 
  • Conduct the needed preparations for the HAZOP workshop as planning and preparations are key to success
  • Lead Process Hazard Analysis in order to ensure designs of its processes are safe, operable, and minimize the potential of releases to the environment. 
  • Learn how to prepare, execute, and report on the following types of PrHA: HAZOP studies for continuous processes and What-If studies. 

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Basic Concepts of Risk and Safety
  • Industrial Incidents and Lessons Learnt
  • Regulatory Developments to Control Risk
  • Hazards and Structured Process Hazards Analysis Tools
    • Preliminary Hazards Analysis (PrHA)
    • HAZOP
    • Types of HAZOP
    • Failure Mode of Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • What-If
    • Checklist
    • What-if/Checklist
  • PrHA Case Study Workshop

Day 2

  • Team Leadership of PrHA
    • Objectives of PrHA
    • Role of a PrHA Leader
    • Setting up a PrHA Study
    • Sizing of Nodes
    • Estimation of Time
    • Optimization of PrHAs
  • Managing & Justifying Recommendations
  • PrHA Revalidation 
  • Exercise – Deciding and Creating Nodes for Example P&ID

Day 3

  • PrHA Facilitation\"\"
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Group Dynamics – How to Handle Difficult Behavior
  • Introduction to PHA-Pro Software
    • Workspace, Sheets
    • PrHA Templates
    • Features and Functions
    • Administrative Data Overview
    • Entry of Data – Basic Navigation
    • Printing Reports
    • Using Libraries
    • Linked Diagram\"\"
    • Documentation Protection
    • Version Control
    • Data Check
    • Using Markers, Codes & Categories
  • Group PrHA Workshop using PHA-Pro with rotating team leader