Webinar: Process Hazard Analysis

Hazard and risk analysis terminology fundamentals

September 2, 2021 – Sargent & Lundy hosted an expert-led webinar, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), on September 9. The webinar, available for viewing above, covers a basic introduction to PHA methodologies, keywords in HAZOP, participant roles, and lessons learned for successful PHA.

In the U.S., many industrial, refining, and petrochemical operations are required by OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard and the EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule to complete PHA on a prescribed basis due to materials processed above certain quantity thresholds. Although PHA is not a regulatory requirement for power and nuclear operations, many owners are choosing to use PHA methodologies for safety system design verification.

Sargent & Lundy has developed guidelines and work practices that incorporate our significant experience moderating and facilitating hazard and risk discussions, and this webinar provides insight into methods that have helped our clients succeed.

About the Webinar: "Process Hazard Analysis"
This 30-minute webinar provides basic information about PHA for designers, managers, operators, and anyone curious about the methodology. In addition to introducing Sargent & Lundy and its PHA services, the webinar:

  • Discusses what PHA is and why we do it.
  • Discusses PHA methodologies with a focus on HAZOP.
  • Considers the key activities necessary to set up quality PHA.
  • Highlights the successes and learnings we have had with our clients during the pandemic.

This webinar can be used to create a baseline understanding of PHA and/or enhance one’s fundamental understanding of methods and the key terminology used in the identification and analysis of hazards and risks.

Who Should View this Webinar?
Facility decision-makers, design engineers, project managers, operations personnel, and anyone generally interested in developing a basic understanding of PHA/HAZOP methods, planning, and execution will find valuable insight in this webinar.

About the Presenter
Elizabeth Berg is a process safety advisor for Sargent & Lundy and manages the firm’s Denver-based process engineering group. She has more than a decade’s worth of experience in process and process safety engineering, focused heavily on hazard and risk identification, analysis, and mitigation. She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and holds certifications in both PHA and management system auditing.

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