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  • 1.  LOPA Training

    Posted 05-28-2019 01:26
    Hello there,

    I am interested in gaining knowledge to lead LOPA studies in the Oil & Gas and Power Generation Industries.

    Does anybody have any experience in the field and can recommend any company that provide such training or relevant text books.

    With many thanks.


  • 2.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-28-2019 22:32
    AICHE has a course, ABS, Primatech, Sistech - google has the link -all good places for training

    Joan Cordiner
    Technical and Change Manager
    GB Biosciences a Syngenta Co
    Houston TX

  • 3.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-29-2019 03:36
    Hi Joan,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    I have checked the websites of these companies - as you have indicated, they all seem to have strong core capabilities in this filed.



  • 4.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-29-2019 06:23
    Hi Tison
    I recommend for you " process improvement institute " they have this year tow LOPA courses , first one will be on 11--12 September 2019 , the other will be on 9--10 December 2019 .
    The course cost is 1,200$ in USA
    Kindly check their web for more informations

    Abdulbassit Qadi


    Abdulbassit Qadi PE
    Sr . Manager

    Jubail Industrial City

  • 5.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-29-2019 21:52
    Thank you for the recommendation, Abdulbassit.

    I have checked their website - they do look very professional.



  • 6.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-29-2019 08:15
    Tsion, xSeriCon has some distance learning materials available for LOPA. Details and a downloadable sample are available here. - Peter Clarke

    Peter Clarke CFSE
    Managing Director
    Hong Kong

  • 7.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-29-2019 22:56
    Many thanks for the link, Peter.

    I will certainly check it out.



  • 8.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-30-2019 00:11
    Dear Tsion and other interested parties,

    CCPS, through AICHE Academy, has several courses on Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and that include LOPA. Descriptions and the links for the courses are provided below:

    ELA 109 Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is an 8-hour, intermediate level on-line course.  The description is provided below:
    This online course presents the Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) methodology used worldwide in the process industries for simplified, rule-based risk analysis. The course covers the basic LOPA approach to selecting and analyzing potential incident scenarios.  You will learn the finer points of topics such as enabling conditions and conditional modifiers, and the logistical aspects of planning and executing a LOPA study including documentation and program management. You'll also gain CCPS guidance on initiating events, independent protection layers, enabling conditions and conditional modifiers - including the likelihood of ignition.  The instructor is Bob Johnson, PE.  https://www.aiche.org/academy/courses/ela109/layer-protection-analysis-lopa

    SAChE® Certificate Program - Risk Review Using LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis)
    This course is focused at the student audience and is a 2.5 hour course advanced student course. It is available for any interested party to take on-line.  The instructor is John Murphy, PE. https://www.aiche.org/academy/courses/ela980/sacher-certificate-program-risk-review-using-lopa-layer-protection-analysis

    CH754, Advanced Concepts in Process Hazard Analysis
    A FTF two-day advanced course taught by Bob Johnson.  The first day of the course covers LOPA.  An excerpt of the description is included here - Safety demands a deep knowledge and application of effective hazard analysis methods. In this highly interactive course, you'll have the opportunity to expand your basic understanding of process hazard analysis and learn how to extend order-of-magnitude scenario risk calculations to other uses. When you attend this course, you'll also receive the CCPS book Guidelines for Initiating Events and Independent Protection Layers in Layer of Protection Analysis.
    You can get more information at the following link: https://www.aiche.org/academy/courses/ch754/advanced-concepts-process-hazard-analysis

    In additional to the courses that CCPS / AICHE teach on the subject, there are a number of CCPS member companies that offer training services.  You can review their information at https://www.aiche.org/ccps/community/members/directory.

     If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me at louna@aiche.org.

    Louisa A. Nara, CCPSC, CCEP
    Global Technical Director
    Center for Chemical Process Safety
    AIChE - louna@aiche.org

  • 9.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-30-2019 19:09
    Hi Louisa,

    Thank you so much for the comprehensive and detailed response.

    Certainly, there is plenty of food for thought in your reply.



  • 10.  RE: LOPA Training

    Posted 05-30-2019 01:10

    I am currently working as a Program Manager on a Safety Instrumented Systems Upgrade program which is having quite a strong emphasis on HAZOP & LOPA (Layers of Protection Analysis) as well as SIL verification/classification.

    The program features revamping of quite a few refineries to comply with the ISA 84 standard.
    I am looking for a comprehensive training on LOPA/SIL etc.

    Rohit Korde MSc,CEng
    Program Manager
    Thane (W)