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2042: Layer of Protection Analysis-October 3-4, 2017

2042:  Layer of Protection Analysis-October 3-4, 2017
The Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) course discusses the quantitative assessment of initiating event frequencies and the robustness of safeguards. The course will be held October 3-4, 2017 at the SIS-TECH Solutions in Houston, TX.

LOPA is a popular risk analysis technique. It is conducted after a process hazards analysis has identified hazardous events needing further analysis to better understand the functional and risk reduction requirements for the safeguards.
The course stresses understanding of event propagation, the attributes required for safeguards to be qualified as Independent Protection Layers (IPL), and the proper determination of hazardous event frequencies. Evaluating enabling conditions and the appropriate use of frequency modifiers in PHA and LOPA are discussed, as well as the interrelationship of risk criteria and analysis boundaries. The course addresses how to document risk gaps in LOPA recommendations, including using LOPA to assign the target Safety Integrity Level (SIL) to identified Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). Workshop examples are used to illustrate the methodology and emphasize key learning points.
Course topics include:
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Criteria
  • Independent Protection Layers (IPL)
  • Core Attributes
  • LOPA Methodology
  • IPLs and Side Effects

Course Date: October 3-4, 2017 8:30am to 4:30pm
Course Instructors: Bill Hearn
Location: SIS-TECH Solutions 12621 Featherwood Drive, Suite 120 Houston, TX 77034
Credit: 14 PDHs/1.4 CEUs

Course Costs: Regular registration is $990. Early Registration of $850 is available until September 3, 2017. Discounts available for Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center Consortia Members*. The discount will be applied after you complete the registration form.
Course Information: You will receive a confirmation e-mail from val-green@tamu.edu once you've completed the registration process. Lunch and course materials are provided.

If you have questions, please contact Azucena White at 979-458-1863 or azucwhite@exchange.tamu.edu

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Refund request will be accepted until September 19, 2017 (10 business days prior to the course start date). Please send refund request to azucwhite@exchange.tamu.edu

*Check if you qualify – Current Members Discount will be applied when complete the registration process.


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The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center will accept refunds based on the following schedule for the listed items. Refund requests must be sent via email to: val-green@tamu.edu val-green@tamu.edu . Please indicate your confirmation number and event title.

Continuing Education Courses: full refunds will be given up to 10 business days prior to the course start date. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

Annual International Symposium attendee and exhibit registration: full refunds will be given until October 1. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

OESI Forums: full refunds will be given up to 10 days prior to the event. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or the registration transferred to another individual.

Instrumentation Symposium exhibit registration: full refunds will be given until December 12th and after that date a 70% refund will be issued. Attendee or speaker registration: full refund requests will be accepted until January 9, 2017. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

For other events or items, please contact Valerie Green at val-green@tamu.edu val-green@tamu.edu or 979-845-3489 for more information.