Chapter 5

Organizing a HAZOP Study

This chapter describes how to organize a study starting with definition of the scope, objectives, and boundaries; team selection including the importance of the team leader/facilitator, their independence, and necessary skills; requirements for a good team scribe; the mixture of skills and experience among the team members; team size; preparation and briefing of the team before a study; essential project information; detailed advice on the approach to continuous and to sequential processes including the division into nodes/stages; HAZOP study applied to a procedure.


Study scope; study objectives: team composition; study preparation; node selection; continuous processes; sequential processes; procedures ...

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