February, 2017

201701FebAll DayHAZARD IDENTIFICATION - CAN POWER ENGINEERS LEARN FROM THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES?Loss Prevention BulletinLessons:Risk AssessmentLanguage:EN Origin: IChemE Document Type:BulletinTopics:Bowties,HAZOP


The power engineering sector features similar challenges to the early process industries at the time when they first developed hazard identification techniques.

This paper summarises a pilot study carried out by the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) working with an electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) involving engineers and managers to determine whether process industry techniques could be adopted successfully to power engineering applications. The study focussed on the application of HAZOP and bow-tie.

The study suggests that appropriately selected and competently executed hazard identification techniques may be employed to help power engineers deploy exciting new power technologies safely and efficiently.


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