TÜV SÜD has extensive experience in supporting operators, owners and licensing authorities in plant safety and major accident prevention through the use of HAZOP studies and other systematic analyses. We are widely known as an independent third-party solutions provider that offers impartial, unbiased and strictly confidential inspection and assessment services on which you can base decisions. Our international presence allows us to work around the world on our clients’ behalf, providing immediate and cost-effective support from our many in-market offices to meet your local needs with a uniform level of premium quality. We also have in-depth familiarity with national and international directives and regulations.
The HAZOP (Hazard and Operability Study) procedure was developed by the English ICI group of companies. In a HAZOP study, a multidisciplinary team of external and internal experts uses a systematic approach (based on “guide words”) to identify possible hazards resulting from deviations from the process design associated while increasing operational safety and availability. HAZOPs are able to cover existing standards as well as new complex technologies that can consequently improve the insurance terms of a plant.
HAZOP studies offer a systematic method to improve plant safety by considering technical and organizational hazards, potential human error and external influences. In addition to determining which safety measures provide genuine benefits, HAZOP studies can also help identify the best solutions for functional safety assets of process control. The results can be used to reduce the likelihood of costly and time-consuming malfunctions while increasing operational safety and availability. HAZOPs are able to cover existing standards as well as new complex technologies that can consequently improve the insurance terms of a plant.
TÜV SÜD is an independent and trusted service provider with many years of experience and expertise in carrying out HAZOP studies and other systematic analyses. We offer comprehensive consulting services and support for a systematic analysis of your plant based on the HAZOP procedure, with the aim of improving safety and ensuring compliance to relevant laws, codes and standards. Our experts provide objective facilitation of a HAZOP study, ensuring that brainstorming meetings are well structured and performed systematically, encouraging creative solutions and supporting in the analysis and documentation of the HAZOP results.
TÜV SÜD provides consulting services for the systematic
analysis based on the HAZOP procedure as follows:
– Identification of the necessary scope of the analysis and selection of the necessary documents.
– Moderation of the HAZOP meetings by an experienced, independent team leader.
– Recommendation of experts or specialised consultants required for the HAZOP team.
– HAZOP study with the help of modern data processing and presentation techniques.
– Documentation of the HAZOP study results.
– We also provide HAZOP training
Furthermore, we also provide support in the application of other systematic methods such as failure analysis,
event sequence analysis and fault tree analysis.