The main purpose of “Hazard and Risk Assessment” (H&RA) is to determine what harmful events might occur with a particular process design.
While IEC 61511 doesn’t provide detailed guidance on which technique should be used for H&RA – since many different techniques are available and some are more suited to particular applications and industries than others – it does require that this activity is subject to the full force of Functional Safety Management.
What =Method can do for you
Experienced facilitators for a range of hazard studies, including HazID, HazOp, LOPA, FTA and others.
Independent verification when studies are delivered by others.
Most recent projects for Hazard and Risk Assessement
A Process Risk Assessment 2 (PRA2) study and associated report for a new herbicide process, with raw material supply from isotankers.
The PRA2 was carried out by a multi-disciplinary team comprising representatives from the client and =Method with experience in Process Engineering, Process Operations, Project Engineering and Project Management, Chemistry, and Process Safety. The project was executed in accordance with =Method Safety Plan and followed the client's own PRA procedures.
Industry: Agrochemical Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification
Providing a scribe for a Hazard and Operability Study for a chemical industry client.
Industry: Chemical Topic: Hazard Study 3 - Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp)
A HazOp for a drinks industry client expansion, considering hazards associated with dust cloud explosion and overfill of road tankers and spirit vats (storage tanks).
Industry: Brewing and Distilling Topic: Hazard Study 3 - Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp)
A HazOp of a steel industry coke oven gas distribution system, examining the main hazards of toxic gas release, explosion within gas distribution system and personnel exposure during relief ventIng.
Industry: Mining / Metal / Cement Topic: Hazard Study 3 - Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp)
Prior to delivery of a Hazard and Operability Study for a chemical industry client, study participants attended a 1-day training course to develop an understanding of the study technique. The study report handed over the client in draft form.