Guidelines for Process Hazards Analysis (PHA, HAZOP), Hazards Identification, and Risk Analysis

Nigel Hyatt

March 3, 2003 by CRC Press
Reference - 474 Pages
ISBN 9780849319099 - CAT# 1909


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  • Provides practical guidance valuable both to the novice and the seasoned risk professional
  • Familiarizes readers with the different analytical methods used in different applications and situations
  • Discusses Preliminary Hazards Analysis and FMEA along with advice on when and how to use them
  • Introduces fault and event trees and consequence modeling
  • Reviews different HAZOP methodologies and their relative merits
  • Summary

    This unique manual is a comprehensive, easy-to-read overview of hazards analysis as it applies to the process and allied industries. The book begins by building a background in the technical definition of risk, past industrial incidents and their impacts, ensuing legislation, and the language and terms of the risk field. It addresses the different types of structured analytical techniques for conducting Process Hazards Analyses (PHA), provides a "What If" checklist, and shows how to organize and set up PHA sessions. Other topics include layout and siting considerations, Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA), human factors, loss of containment, and PHA team leadership issues.