Oil and Gas Technical training > Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) – Classroom Training
Code Date Format Currency Team of 10
Per Person*
Team of 7
Per Person*
Early Bird Fee
Per Person
Normal Fee
Per Person
PD696 13 - 14 Mar 2023 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia SGD 2751 2879 2,999 3,199
PD696 13 - 14 Mar 2023 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia USD 2063 2159 2,199 2,399

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Code

PD696

Date

13 - 14 Mar 2023

Format

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Currency

SGD

Team of 10
Per Person*

2751

Team of 7
Per Person*

2879

Early Bird Fee
Per Person

2,999

Normal Fee
Per Person

3,199

Code

PD696

Date

13 - 14 Mar 2023

Format

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Currency

USD

Team of 10
Per Person*

2063

Team of 7
Per Person*

2159

Early Bird Fee
Per Person

2,199

Normal Fee
Per Person

2,399

*Fee per person in a team of 7 or 10 participating from the same organisation, registering 6 weeks before the course date
Request for a quote if you have different team sizes, content customisation, alternative dates or course timing requirements
Request for in-person classroom training or online (VILT) training format

About this Training Course

As a result of major incidents such as the Buncefield storage depot explosion in the UK, it is now expected that achieving tolerable risk is justified by a rigorous method. The method – Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) – will assist organisations with the analysis and assessment of identified process plant hazards.

This method can answer key questions like ‘Do we have enough controls?’ or ‘Are they sufficiently effective?’ It is often used as a follow-up to a HAZOP study to confirm the qualitative judgement and decisions made by the team. It is considered to be a semi-quantitative technique since it uses ‘order of magnitude’ estimates of risk reduction of each protection layer and is therefore less time-consuming than using Fully Quantified Risk Analysis (QRA).

This 2 full-day course will equip participants with an understanding of how a hazard scenario is defined and its severity is categorized to set a tolerable frequency. The participants will learn to determine how many Independent Protection Layers (IPL) are required to achieve the tolerable frequency, and how to specify an IPL.

All of these activities are covered by a tutored exercise and group work. Only simple numeracy skills with an understanding of scientific notation, for example, one in a thousand expressed as 1.0E-03, are required. The course materials will include a copy of the presentation slides, comprehensive notes and recommended further reading. Teaching will be delivered via 2 full-days, with informative videos and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

By the end of this course, the participants will have an understanding of:

  • The role of LOPA in technical risk management
  • LOPA methodology and its application
  • When to use LOPA
  • What Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is required for a hazard scenario
  • How to define an Independent Protection Layer (IPL)
  • The lifecycle process of Functional Safety

and they will be able to:

  • Use SIL determination to screen out low risk scenarios
  • Apply the LOPA methodology in real situations
  • Lead a LOPA workshop and report its findings
  • Justify HAZOP recommendations using LOPA

This course is intended for:

  • Those who are involved in process design including process safety, process design and instrument & control engineers
  • Those who are responsible for Technical Integrity assurance
  • Those who are required to lead a LOPA study
  • Those who are required to technically approve plant design and process safety improvements e.g. project engineers and plant managers
  • Basic or Foundation

Your expert course leader has 50 years’ experience in chemical and process safety engineering. His early career included 20 years in design and project engineering with various fine chemical and pharmaceutical companies where he designed chemical processes, specified plant equipment and selected materials for highly corrosive and toxic processes, often where textbook data was not available. This was followed by 10 years in offshore oil and gas design projects where he was responsible for setting up a Technical Safety group to change design safety practices in the aftermath of the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster. In recent years, he has been called upon to conduct various offshore and onshore incident investigations. His career has given him experience in project engineering, project management, process design and operations, safety engineering and risk management. He is a Fellow of the UK Institution of Chemical Engineers. He served on the Scottish Branch committee, and was elected chairman for a two-year term in 1991. He has also been chairman of the Safety and Reliability Society – North of Scotland Branch. He has delivered training courses in Process Hazard Analysis (HAZOP and HAZID), Process Safety Management, Hazard Awareness, Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes & Effect Analysis and has lectured on Reliability Analysis to the M.Sc. course in Process Safety and Loss Prevention at Sheffield University. In addition to delivering training courses, he currently facilitates HAZOP / HAZID / LOPA studies and undertakes expert witness roles advising lawyers engaged in contractual disputes, usually involving the design or construction of chemical plants or Oil & Gas production facilities, or criminal prosecutions.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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