LOPA Training

$1,910.00 +GST

This course is planned to be face-to-face in New Plymouth (unless change to online is needed).

Layer of protection analysis (LOPA) is a semi-quantitative tool for analysing and assessing risk on a process plant. It uses an order of magnitude technique to evaluate the adequacy of existing or proposed layers of protection against known hazards. LOPA typically builds on the information developed during a qualitative hazard evaluation, such as a process hazard analysis (PHA), and can be used to meet the risk assessment requirements of IEC 61508 and 61511.

This course covers the methodology of LOPA and the detailed stages of its application. Participants are shown how significant scenarios are identified and how frequencies are estimated for the worst-case events.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • History and LOPA Method
  • Bowties and LOPA
  • Scenarios and Consequences
  • Initiating Events
  • Independent Protection Layers (IPLs)
  • Frequency Modifiers
  • Documenting and Auditing a Study
  • Functional Safety for LOPA practitioners
  • Good practice case studies (compressors, heaters etc)
  • Workshops (2-3): Fully-fledged scenarios for trainee’s to test their skills

All attendees will receive a free LOPA tool which is aligned with best practice methodology and reporting

Course Duration: 2 days

Maximum number of attendees: 12

Click here to enquire about this course as an in-house event (which can be customised) at your site.

We offer a discount if you register 2 or more people at the same time. As with all our courses, if you register 4 or more attendees at an early stage, there is a potential opportunity to locate the course near to your facility. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this option.

This course now comes with an optional support package:

Purchase 4 hours of 1:1 support aimed at developing your competence, based on your training needs and delivered by one of our senior consultants / trainers. This will take place after your training has commenced and can greatly lift your capabilities in a real-world-setting. As an example, this could include reviewing your LOPA procedure, supporting your LOPA scenario preparation,  reviewing a LOPA report and supporting you in a LOPA workshop (online). If you are interested in this option, you can purchase it here (cost $600 + Gst).



Training Date June 23, 2022 End Date June 24, 2022 Register By June 1, 2022 Presenter Paul Feltoe Maximum Attendees 12 Course Duration 2 Days

Location New Plymouth or online, TBC

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