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Process Hazard Analysis with TÜV SÜD

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What is HAZOP analysis?

A Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) analysis looks at all the potential risks in a manufacturing process, identifies problems and finds solutions.

In process manufacturing operations - such as pharmaceutical, chemical, food and similar industries - materials go through multiple stages in the production process where issues can arise. Putting these kinds of materials through industrial processes can lead to unintended consequences if chemicals react in unexpected ways, thermal runaway occurs, or if contaminants enter the process.

The purpose of HAZOP is to investigate and discover any potential weak points where the process could ‘go wrong’ in some manner. Process hazards can arise because of a wide range of factors, but could lead to:

  • Explosions or damage to equipment
  • Injuries to staff who are exposed to toxic or hazardous materials
  • Contamination of foods, medicines, agrochemicals or other products which could severely damage a company’s reputation

Conducting a Hazard and Operability assessment reduces risks to acceptable levels.

Why is Process Hazard Analysis Important?

Conducting a HAZOP assessment of your existing or planned processes provides a wide range of benefits. These include:

Reduce the chances of expensive damage
Conducting a risk analysis of process manufacturing can help identify potential weak points in processes which could cause fires, explosions, corrosion or other problems.

Identify efficiencies and save money
A HAZOP analysis can also help discover inefficiencies in your current process and suggest faster, more effective ways of running your operations.

Improve reputation
Become a trusted brand that takes the safety of customers, employees and the environment seriously.

TÜV SÜD is your One-Stop Partner for HAZOP Analysis

TÜV SÜD is a highly experienced leader in process manufacturing assessments and has conducted countless HAZOP studies in process plants in Switzerland and around the world. 

Our renowned experts have decades of experience conducting assessments and have produced reference books and frequent technical publications on the topic.

For over 40 years we have been providing high quality services in the areas of:

  • Risk analysis
  • Thermal process safety
  • Explosion prevention and protection
  • Electrostatic risk prevention
  • Product safety for the process industry

We pride ourselves on our neutral and objective approach and our specialists develop customised safety concepts for you, focusing on optimised cost-benefit solutions and incorporating state-of-the-art know-how.

We comply with ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system, meaning the result for you is a flawless service, both technically and administratively.
What’s more, our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory is available to help with the determination and assessment of desired and undesired reactive potentials, safety characteristics, flammable and electrostatic properties and characteristic data according to the applicable testing standards.

Our comprehensive HAZOP analysis services

Each process is different, and so we will tailor our HAZOP assessment to your specific needs and requirements. A process hazard analysis typically incorporates the following features:

  • TÜV SÜD offers risk analysis process implementation or consulting, regarding your safety management system
  • We then provide a multi-disciplinary team who will be present in the meeting room during the risk analysis

Our sub-services include:

  • Implementation or improvement of risk management
  • Moderation/facilitation of risk analysis in English, German, French, Dutch (more languages possible within TS)
  • Remote risk analysis
  • Semi-quantitative risk assessment / defining the reliability of risk-reducing measures
  • Pragmatic (tailor-made) risk analysis for SME’s

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