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Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries, Vol.33, 52-58, 2015
A critique of the Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study
Conventional wisdom holds that the Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study is the most thorough and complete process hazard analysis (PHA) method. Arguably, it is the most commonly-used PHA method in the world today. However, the HAZOP study is not without its weaknesses, many of which are not generally recognized. This article provides a critique of the method to assist study teams in compensating for them to the extent possible and to help guide the development of improved methods. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.