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Hazard Study 2 (HazID)

A hazard study 2 (HazID) aims to identify the main process safety hazards in the process and ensures that appropriate safeguards have been put in place. It asks questions like:

  • Is it possible to have a fire/explosion? And what could be the causes of that?
  • Could we overfill one of our tanks?, and if so, what would the consequences be?
  • Are there any situations which could result in an overpressure?
  • Could we expose our operators to toxic substances?

The main difference between HS2 and HazOp (HS3) is that HS2 uses a “top-down” approach, whereas HazOp uses a “bottom-up” approach. HS2 also requires less detailed design information than HS3, and takes less time to do. Carrying out a HS2 saves time and money for the project by hopefully identifying any serious issues before the design has progressed too far. To get the best value from HS2, it should be carried out once process flow diagrams (PFDs) are available, but before full piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) have been produced. Sufficient time should be allowed in the project program to allow actions raised at HS2 to be completed before the design is frozen for HazOp.

What =Method can do for you

  • Help you to decide if HS2 is needed for your project, and if so, how to carry it out.
  • Provide experienced study facilitators for your HS2 / HazID study.
  • Train and give mentoring support to aspiring¬†hazard study leaders.
  • Provide training for HazOp team members.

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Most recent projects for HazID

HS2 of new chemical process. Facilitator and author of study report.

Industry: Chemical
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

Risk assessment of Burner Management System using Fault Tree Analysis.

Industry: Mining / Metal / Cement
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

HazID of defence industry fuel storage system

Industry: Military / Aviation
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

Author of Safety Plan for HazID of Ink Manufacturing process

Industry: Chemical
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

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Initial Conceptual Design & Feasability Study

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