The Evergreen LOPA Database is a benefit for employees of CCPS Member Companies. In order to access the full database, login here. companies use the values for an IPL or IE listed in the LOPA guideline book ( CCPS,. ), or elsewhere, but without implementing the management systems to. LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis) is potentially a useful tool in performing risk . Institute of Chemical Engineers Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).

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On a sliding scale of sophistication and rigor, LOPA lies between the qualitative end of the scale characterized by methods such as hazard and operability [HAZOP] analysis and what-if analysis and the quantitative end characterized by methods using fault trees xcps event trees. Combine this course with Safety Integrity Level and save!

With that said, many folks companies, as noted by Ricardo invent their own definitions for LOPA outside of CCPSin which case we recommend they invent a new name for their method or perhaps say they are using a combo of FTA and LOPA which is normally the combo case they choose to use.

HAZOP analysis Learn to estimate the frequency category for the initiating event of a scenario Learn how to determine the consequence category for the unmitigated scenario Learn how to determine which protection layers meet the criteria for independence and uniqueness Learn how to calculate the scenario risk Learn how companies around the world are using LOPA to determine which scenarios pose the greatest risk and which scenarios have residual risk that is too high Receive a detailed student notebook with example problems and solutions Receive a copy of the CCPS book on LOPA Receive example risk acceptance and judgment protocols Receive a certificate of completion 1.


He has over 30 years of experience, including more than 20 in senior management and senior PSM advisory roles. The technique is ideally suited for companies striving to meet specific risk targets or to lower risk as low as reasonably practicable ALARP.

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Layer of protection analysis LOPA is the newest methodology for hazard evaluation and risk assessment. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

If you want to see a discussion of this issue and others related to LOPA, one paper is: If you want to use multiple initiating events, then use FTA and then ETA to model the scenario; but before you do that learn the ins and Outs of those methods to see how to account for same, how to account for common-cause errors, limitation of the simplifying assumptions, etc.

Other methods, especially Fault Tree, are more appropriate to treat multiple initiating events. And yes it says you can sum xcps, but it does not say you can sum loopa event frequencies.

How does LOPA work?

Many times simply summing the initiating events is not appropriate due to limitations in the simplifying assumptions behind the development of LOPA. Case Studies and Workshop: LOPA helps the analyst make consistent decisions on the adequacy of existing or proposed layers of protection against an accident scenario.

You are welcome to e-mail at wbridges piii. Learn rules for how and when to use LOPA Learn how to develop scenarios for either a new process or changes to a process Learn how to develop scenarios starting from a qualitative hazard evaluation e. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Pulling it all together Risk Tolerance Criteria Examples Development and implementation Dealing with liability concerns Special Applications; facility siting and safety interlocks with workshops.


There are simple examples which seem to make a case of summing initiating events.

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By Bill Bridges T Pick the method appropriate for the scenario and goal of the analysis. Remember, if you want to sum initiating events of scenarios, there are other methods available without the simplifying assumptions of LOPA.

But, in a chemical process, many times there cfps more complex and much more diverse causes of similar but not the same scenarios and the safeguards are not applicable to each cause.

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MULTIPLE CAUSES USED IN LOPA – Process Improvement Institute

Toggle Sliding Bar Area. Be Performed During Major Projects? Bill is considered one of the leading authorities on process safety engineering, risk dcps, and human error prevention. Further, many times the causes have common causes such as human error and LOPA limits against inadvertently overlooking common cause human error are very strict.