LoPA - Participant Course

An online self-paced learning path aimed at process safety applications of Layer of Protection Analysis - LoPA

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Course Overview

LoPA - Layer of Protection Analysis.
Processes should be designed as far as possible to be inherently safe. Inherent safety means removing or reducing hazardous inventory, or ensuring that the process design is so robust that the likelihood of a hazardous event is extremely low when compared to other risks.

However, it is not always possible to reduce risk to tolerable levels by inherent safety measures. Where further risk reduction is required, protection layers will be needed to prevent incidents propagating into accidents, and mitigation layers will be needed to minimise the consequences of hazardous failure events.

Using example piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), the course takes you through how the technique is applied in a real-world example. The course authors provide direct individual feedback on exercises that are set at key points in the learning exercises.

At the end of the course you should be ready to participate effectively in a LoPA as a valued team member.

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Course Authors

Michael Parr C.Eng, M.Eng, MIChemE
‚ÄčMichael is an eFunctionalSafety associate and co-author of several online courses. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of Chemical Engineering. Michael is an experienced HAZOP, LoPA and SIL study leader. In recent years, Michael has been providing engineering consulting on multiple projects in the Chemical and Oil & Gas sectors.

Jon Keswick Certified Functional Safety Expert - CFSE

Jon Keswick is the founder of eFunctionalSafety. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of automation systems. In recent years, Jon has worked on many projects as independent functional safety assessor. This experience has provided a deep insight into what can go wrong, and what could be done better to avoid costly re-work on safety system projects.

Jon Keswick