Independent Protection Layers are key to reducing the likelihood and severity of undesirable events at industrial process plants. Typical protection layers are Pressure Vessel Integrity, Procedures, Process Control System, Safety Valves, Instrumented Systems/Interlocks etc. Layer of Protection Analysis or LOPA is a method of Risk Evaluation to determine if sufficient protection
Our new page highlights the importance of getting the design phase of the safety system correct and highlights the fact that 60% of control system failures happen because of errors made in this phase of the project – click here.
I will be attending the The IChemE Layer of Protection Analysis Course (LOPA) in Manchester next week and will give a report here. This same course is scheduled to be available in Cork in Nov 2014 – details here