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An Introduction to LOPA

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 3

Price £199 + VAT

Overview

Layer of protection analysis (LOPA) is a semi-quantitative tool for analysing and assessing risk on a process plant. It uses an order of magnitude technique to evaluate the adequacy of existing or proposed layers of protection against known hazards. This new online course will help you develop a better understanding of all things LOPA.

Split into three 60-minute sessions, the course will help you to understand the principles of a LOPA study, how to identify significant scenarios and how to define an independent Protection Layer, how to estimate frequencies and how to document and audit a LOPA study.

What's included in the series

  • three 60-minute sessions
  • three digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes.

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each module
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all.

Course outline

  • Module 1: Layer of Protection Analysis – an introduction
  • Module 2: LOPA scenarios: defining targeted frequencies and designing IPLs
  • Module 3: Documentation and auditing

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £995 + VAT. Contact us for more information at courses@icheme.org.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email courses@icheme.org

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Nigel Bowker

Trainer

Nigel Bowker

BSc(Eng), ACGI, MBA, C Eng, FIChemE

After graduating from Imperial College in 1976 with a degree in chemical engineering, Nigel worked as a process engineer for two firms of design contractors (Stone and Webster and Davy Powergas) and later worked for Shell Expro.

In 1986, he joined BP where he worked for the next 22 years. His career with BP included exploration and field development, production operations offshore (in Forties) and onshore (in the Forties Pipeline System), internal audit and health, safety and environment. His final role was as HS&E Manager in supply chain management for the North Sea.

After taking early retirement from BP, Nigel set up his own consultancy. He has provided a range of services to clients including process engineering, audit, process safety and occupational safety. He now specializes in chairing HAZIDs and HAZOPs and is an accredited HAZOP chairman with BP.

Nigel is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a former chairman of the IChemE’s Aberdeen Member Group.

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