A Hazard and Operability Study systematically investigates each element in a process. The goal is to find potential situations that would cause that element to pose a hazard or limit the operability of the process as a whole. There are four basic steps to the process:

  • Forming a HAZOP team
  • Identifying the elements of the system
  • Considering possible variations in operating parameters
  • Identifying any hazards or failure points

In HAZOP, our team of experienced professionals carefully reviews a process or operation in a systematic manner to determine whether deviations from the design or operational intent can lead to undesirable consequences. This technique can be used for continuous or batch processes and can be adopted to evaluate written procedures. Our team of experienced professionals forms a specialized HAZOP team and lists potential causes and consequences of the deviation as well as existing safeguards protecting against the variation. When the team determines that inadequate safeguards exist for a credible variation, it usually recommends the action be taken to reduce the risk.

With our detailed process and systematic approach for HAZOP, we offer:

  • To check a design
  • To decide whether and where to build
  • To decide whether to buy a piece of equipment
  • To obtain a list of questions to put to a supplier
  • To check running instructions
  • To improve the safety of existing facilities
  • To review existing protection system designs by a specialist
  • Adding or modifying alarms that warn of deviations
  • Adding or modifying relief systems
  • Adding or modifying ventilation systems
  • Increasing sampling and testing frequency

Our role at Samarth safety is to –

  • Facilitate/lead the team to carry out highly structured and systematic examination sessions
  • Use of standard guide words and suitable simulation tool
  • Control the discussion so that meaningful results are obtained
  • Record the discussions and submit the report to the management