Chapter 3

The HAZOP Study Method

This chapter explains the essential features of a HAZOP study including the need for a conceptual model and the process of generating and examining possible deviations from the design intention. The importance of good, professional standards in all related work is emphasized. The purpose of HAZOP study is stated as the identification of any unforeseen hazard and operability problems at this stage of the project design and implementation. The limitations of HAZOP study are also covered.


Essentials of HAZOP; engineering standards; design envelope; timing; purpose of HAZOP; limitations of HAZOP

3.1 Essential Features

A HAZOP study is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or ...

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