Hazard and operability studies
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In the chemical process industry, there is often a potential for major accidents. There is also a tradition that hazards are identified and control measures taken. A number of authorities and organisations work with these issues. One method that has become well established in the chemical industry is HAZOP, an abbreviation for Hazard and Operability Studies. Extensive guidelines have been prepared on how the technique should be employed (CISHC, 1977; ILO, 1988; Taylor, 1994; Lees, 1996)
The basic idea behind HAZOP is that a systematic search is made for deviations that may have harmful consequences. The HAZOP technique is designed to stimulate the imagination of designers in a systematic manner, thus enabling them to identify conceivable hazards.