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Summer’s Here! Time to Download Free Resource Papers and Sign Up for Process Safety Training from PII!

OK, summer doesn't OFFICIALLY begin until June 21st, but we all know the Memorial Day weekend is the REAL beginning of summer! And there's no better time to sign up for summertime process safety training courses from Process Improvement Institute, the risk and reliability specialists! Here's the summer schedule by month, location, and course offering: [...]

Still Time to Sign Up for May Courses from Process Improvement Institute!

There's still time to sign up for process safety training in May courses from Process Improvement Institute! Charlotte, NC 14-18 Course 8 (PHA/HAZOP Leadership) Dubai 13-17 Course 8 (PHA/HAZOP Leadership) 20-21 Course 5 (Writing Effective Operating and Maintenance Procedures) 22-23 Course 7 (Management of Change and PSSR)

By |2018-05-08T13:53:29+00:00May 8th, 2018|HAZOP, MOC, PHA|0 Comments

Day 3 of GCPS/Orlando

The final day of the AIChE 14th Global Congress on Process Safety is here, with another day of opportunity to increase your process safety knowledge! Today at 9:00 AM, PII Principal Engineer Revonda Tew is conducting the session Understanding the Interrelationships Between the PSM Elements for Effective Implementation, and you can download the FREE resource [...]

By |2018-04-25T06:52:00+00:00April 25th, 2018|GCPS, HAZOP, PHA, Process Safety|0 Comments

Day 2 of GCPS/Orlando

Onward to Day two of the AIChE 14th Global Congress on Process Safety! You've got a day of knowledge under your belt, but there's still a lot to go! Today, it's PII President Bill Bridges at 10:45 ET leading the session titled Building Competency in Internal PHA/HAZOP Leaders - Lessons Learned in 40 Years of [...]

By |2018-04-24T06:44:51+00:00April 24th, 2018|GCPS, HAZOP, PHA, Process Safety|0 Comments

GCPS/Orlando is Here!

Day One of the AIChE 14th Global Congress on Process Safety is here! We hope you were able to take advantage of Process Improvement Institute's two short-courses ahead of the conference on Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Human Factors, but there's still a lot ahead over the next three days! Be sure to check [...]

By |2018-04-23T08:14:47+00:00April 23rd, 2018|GCPS, HAZOP, PHA, Process Safety|0 Comments

The Uses and Users of PHA/HAZOP Results

For your immediate review, please download the latest free resource paper from PII, titled The Uses and Users of PHA/HAZOP Results, co-written by Jeff Thomas and Paul Casarez, PII Principal Engineers and Instructors, and William G. Bridges, PII President and Instructor, and being presented at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, Florida. [...]

By |2018-04-06T14:12:59+00:00April 6th, 2018|HAZOP, IPLs, LOPA, PHA, SIS|0 Comments

Building Competency in Internal PHA /HAZOP Leaders – Lessons Learned in 40 years of Doing So

For your immediate review, please download the latest free resource paper from PII, titled Building Competency in Internal PHA /HAZOP Leaders - Lessons Learned in 40 years of Doing So, written by William G. Bridges, PII President & Instructor, and being presented at the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety in Orlando, Florida. http://www.process-improvement-institute.com/_downloads/Building_Competencies_in_Internal_PHA-HAZOP_Leaders_-_Final.pdf From [...]

New Papers in Free Resources on Identifying SIF-SIL as part of PHA/HAZOP, PHA of Non-Normal Operation Modes, and Writing Operating Procedures and Troubleshooting Guides

Just posted in the Free Resources section of the Process Improvement Institute website are three new and invaluable papers related to issues important to process safety management professionals everywhere: Identify SIF and Specify Necessary SIL, and other IPLs, as part of PHA/HAZOP Learn why it is not necessary to “Boldly Go Beyond HAZOP and LOPA.” [...]

By |2016-12-07T01:33:30+00:00April 22nd, 2016|HAZOP, PHA, SIF, SIL|0 Comments

Does LOPA really replace 90% of the QRA?

Well, that depends on what you call QRA. Some companies (the folks they have taught) define QRA as only the high level risk assessment that may be performed at the early design phase of a project to make large siting and fire protection (and other mitigation) decisions. LOPA does not replace that specific QRA. But [...]

By |2016-09-05T05:54:22+00:00August 26th, 2015|CCPS, HAZOP, LOPA, PHA, QRA|0 Comments

Is Consideration of Double-Jeopardy valid in PHA/HAZOP Discussion?

Double-jeopardy (D-J) is NOT an independent protection layer (IPL) failure after an initiating event (IE). All PHA/HAZOP scenarios are of the type of: IE occurs, then IPL 1 fails, then...., leading to Consequences. However, the definition of double jeopardy (D-J) is when two initiating events, which are independent (or we had hoped they were so), [...]

By |2016-09-05T08:48:48+00:00August 13th, 2015|Double-Jeopardy, HAZOP, PHA|0 Comments