HAZOP ( Professional )

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The HAZOP e-learning course enables you to learn all aspects of the Hazard and Operability Study, which is a popular Risk Assessment technique used in industry.

What is HAZOP?

HAZOP means Hazard and Operability Study. It is part of a domain known as process safety management. HAZOP Analysis is a popular hazard identification and risk assessment technique. The HAZOP Study method was first used in the multinational chemical company known as Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI for short). Today the original company is no more but the hazard analysis technique that they pioneered has become almost the de-facto risk assessment technique all over the world, not only in the process industries, but also in different domains such as Electrical systems, Railways and software. Understanding HAZOP is of critical importance for any good process safety engineer.

Note that although the technique has applications and use cases in many domains and industries, this HAZOP Training course deals mainly with applications in the process industry such as oil and gas, chemicals, mining and metals, pulp and paper, power generation, etc. only.

Why this HAZOP Training Course?

Abhisam is the global pioneer in creating e-learning self paced courses for engineers and technicians all over the world. The Abhisam HAZOP Course has been taken by hundreds of engineers and safety professionals, all over the world. This ecourse is the only one that explains the technique in so much detail, using easy to understand animations and simulations of actual process conditions. Therefore you have practical and detailed examples of how to do HAZOP analysis, of typical unit operations that take place everyday in facilities all over the world, such as tank truck unloading operations, or batch reactor operations. You also have sample HAZOP worksheets that you can use to make your own templates for creating your HAZOP reports.

This ecourse is an online training program that will not only teach you the technique by itelf, but also important management aspects, so that you can be a HAZOP Facilitator or HAZOP Scribe yourself. There is a separate module on these management aspects, with a situational video that gives you clues on how to handle these issues yourself, when you become a HAZOP Leader.

This online course also covers CHAZOP, which stands for Computer HAZOP or Control HAZOP and is done on the Control Systems of a plant, be they a DCS (Distributed Control System), or a PLC-SCADA system (Programmable Logic Controller and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System) or a SIS (Safety Instrumented System). Most training courses do not cover this at all. You can get actual real life templates that you can use to conduct and lead your own CHAZOP Studies.

Customer Testimonial

I have worked in the International Oil and Gas Industry as a technical instructor for more than thirty years. Most of my work has been with those whose first language is not necessarily English; hence “understanding” can be a problem!

I have both used and recommended the products of Abhisam including the HAZOP Course. My field of work has been in the areas of instrumentation and automation. The materials are presented in a very professional manner being clear, concise and very easy to understand.
I recommend them highly to all engineers and technicians in our industry. They are excellent and I recommend them highly. No praise is too great!!

John Longden
GCGI LCGI. Senior Trainer
Petroleum Training Institute, UK


Why should I buy this course? Is it a Power Point Presentation or a Video?

No, it is not a Power Point presentation or a video of a guy speaking. It is a full fledged self paced e-learning course with animations and simulations to explain key concepts. You will easily understand for example how a guide words are used to analyse actual plant scenarios such as tank truck unloading operations or controlling Chlorine flow to a batch reactor. There is an old saying that “A picture is better than a thousand words”. Well an animation is much better than 1000 pictures. You can see some examples of it in the Demo. But there is really nothing like it anywhere else.

This training course has several modules (you will spend about 16 hours to complete all of them) that have text, animations & simulations to explain key concepts, situational videos, real life videos and actual worksheets that you can use in creating your own templates. After you complete this course you can take the associated exam and earn a Certificate of Competency and an electronic badge via Credly.

Why can’t I get this for free?

You can of course trawl the internet and search for information but much of this course is created by our experts and is not available online anywhere else. One of the problems with the internet is that for general topics, there is a flood of information and you have tons of it. For specialized and niche topics, there is a lot of information but much of it may be either not authentic, or could be opinions presented as facts, or pure marketing hype or completely outdated. Theoretically you may be be able to search for everything and compile it and understand it, but you will likely spend at least a year doing it. You surely value your time, do you not? On the other hand, you need to only spend on this course, 20 hours of your time in going through it and then you can always earn a Certificate of Competency plus an electronic badge.

The material in this course is presented in a very structured and logical manner, so one thing leads to the next and you will have several “Ah-Ha!” moments.

Can I not buy a book?

You will not get all this information in a single book, you will have to buy several. Then, a book will not have animations, so it is kinda hard to understand. However even if you take one look at the animated workings shown in the Abhisam e-learning course, you will understand in a jiffy. Books may be having obsolete information, so that is not a viable alternative to a real training course.

Lastly nobody will issue you a certificate because you read a book.

So what’s in this course?

Here are the contents in detail below:

Module 1 – Basic Concepts

  • Introduction to the course
  • What is HAZOP ?
  • More about HAZOP
  • History of HAZOP
  • FMEA
  • Hazards & Risks
  • Use of HAZOP
  • Types of hazards- Fire & Explosions
  • Types of hazards – Toxic Material
  • Preliminary Hazard Analysis
  • Consequence Analysis
  • Risk & Harm
  • Risk Graph
  • Risk Reduction
  • The ALARP principle
  • Risk Reduction in process plants
  • Risk Reduction explained
  • Risk & Cost Calculations for bean counters
  • Example – Cost Justification
  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Layers of Protection in the process industries
  • Diversity
  • Diversity Example
  • Preventive & Mitigative layers

Module 2 – HAZOP Methodology

  • Introduction
  • Intentions & Deviations
  • Causes and Consequences
  • Benign Consequences
  • Method Outline
  • Node Identification
  • Guide Words
  • Parameter Deviations
  • Deviation Recognition
  • Why deviation recognition fails
  • Types of Deviations
  • Example – Chlorine
  • Types of Deviations
  • CIP Example
  • SOP deviations example
  • Tanker unloading example
  • Normal Operation
  • Guide Word High
  • Deviation & Consequence
  • Guide Word Low
  • Deviation & Consequence
  • Guide Word Reverse
  • Deviation & Consequence
  • Guide Word Other Than
  • Deviation & Consequence
  • Before starting the HAZOP
  • Other documents
  • Guide Words & Parameters
  • HAZOP Worksheet
  • Guide Words
    • High
    • Low
    • Reverse
    • Other Than
  • HAZOP Recommendation sheet
  • The P & ID after HAZOP
  • Summary
  • Double Jeopardy in HAZOP
  • Boolean Logic and Safety
  • Protection Measures
  • Additional Measures
  • Boolean Logic and HAZOP
  • HAZOP and Human Errors
  • Parameter Deviations with Human element
  • Worksheets for Human Errors
  • HAZOP limitations

Module 3 – HAZOP Types, Standards & Legal Requirements

  • HAZOP Standards
  • IEC 61882
  • IEC 61882 Ed 2
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001
  • Legal requirement?
  • The Seveso Directives
  • Seveso III
  • OSHA
  • UK HSE
  • Types of HAZOP
    • Greenfield
    • Various Stages
    • Concept
    • Worksheets
    • Basic Design
    • Detailed
    • Commissioning
    • Brownfield
  • Typical format
  • Example
  • Worksheets

Module 4 – Managing HAZOPs

  • Why is Managing HAZOPs so important?
  • Management Support
  • Team
  • Team Example
  • Team Work
  • Consultants
  • Role of HAZOP leader
  • Role of HAZOP scribe/secretary
  • Role of team members
  • Number of team members
  • Team Skill Level
  • Documentation
  • Auditing it

Module 5 – Case Study

  • The Process Description
  • The plant
  • The P&ID
  • Carrying out the HAZOP
  • Worksheet
  • Recommendation Sheet
  • The P&ID after the HAZOP
  • The Audit
  • An actual incident
  • Learnings from the incident
  • A Final Word

Self Assessment Test

ADDITIONAL MODULES (Only in Enterprise Version)

  • Case Study of a Distillation Unit
  • Case Study of a Storage Tank
  • Case Study of a Filtration Unit

Self Assessment Test

After you complete the modules, you can take the self assessment test that enables you to measure your level of understanding of hazardous area instruments. It also can be used as a mock test or practice test, to help you pass the final certification exam.

Free Certification

It is not enough to just learn the method and its usage, you need to show to your employers, bosses and clients (both current and future) that you have understood the subject and are qualified to work on them. For this you need a trusted third party to certify your knowledge.

Luckily, you have Abhisam, one of the most popular e-learning and training companies in the world, to do this for you. Simply take the associated exam that follows this HAZOP Training Course and you can earn a Certificate of Competency and an electronic badge (issued via Credly, the largest badge issuer on the planet). Abhisam is a verified Credly badge issuer and this fact enables you to easily share your newly achieved digital credential on places online, such as LinkedIn and Facebook. This showcases your achievements to the whole world as well as your connections and is a great way of landing a better job or assignment.

The best part of this is that it is included with the course fee, so there is nothing extra to pay!

Enterprise Versions

We have different versions for individuals and companies or large organizations. If you are a company or similar large organization, then you can buy the Enterprise Version of this course. It allows every learner to have a separate account, to access the course and complete it at his or her own pace. You as an employer or boss, can get a complete record of learner activity on the portal including time spent on every module and test scores. This is an easy way to keep training records if it is mandated by either your internal procedures or by an external agency.

Your learners also earn 20 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for this course.

If you already have a Learning Management System (LMS) in your organization that accepts SCORM or TinCan content, then we can stream this course directly to your LMS, so that your learners can have all their training modules in one place. The pricing for this service is different, please get in touch with us to know more.

Who buys your courses?

Our self paced e-learning courses are purchased by individual engineers who wish to upgrade their knowledge, companies who wish to train their employees and sometimes even government bodies, who wish to be up to date with technology. Many of our courses are used by Fortune 500 companies. The list of our customers is too big to be fitted on one page. A sampling appears on the Customers page of this website.