Record & Report HAZOP Studies Simply
Isograph's HAZOP+™ was designed as an aid to
the HAZOP team by providing an easy method of customising,
recording, managing and reporting the study. HAZOP+™ can also be
used with similar hazard identification techniques.
The user can add custom fields to all the main data entry sheets
such as companies, personnel and sessions. In addition, they can
create customized risk rankings and customize the study records by
adding custom fields, selecting which fields are visible and
changing the column order.
Study Data Sheet
The details of the HAZOP study are entered into the Hazop+ study
data sheet. In cases where problems are identified which cannot be
resolved during the study session then actions can be allocated to
individuals which are documented in the Hazop+ action data sheet.
The HAZOP study may include risk ranking in which the likelihood
and consequence of an event are linked to a measure of risk by
either a pre-defined cost or safety table or one created by the
Deviations or Parameters & Guide-Words
There are two equivalent methods used in a HAZOP study. In
HAZOP+™ you can choose whichever suits you; deviations, parameters
or guide-words. The deviation "More flow" is equivalent to the
parameter "Flow" and the guide-word "More".
Reporting facilities are provided by the standard Isograph
Report Designer. This allows the user to create text and graph
reports in a 'what you see is what you get' (WYSIWYG) environment.
The WYSIWYG environment extends to allowing the user to modify
report designs whilst in print preview mode.
The HAZOP study is a detailed examination, by a group of
specialists, of components within a system to determine what would
happen if that component were to operate outside its normal design
The effects of such behavior is then assessed and noted down on
study forms. The categories of information entered on these forms
can vary from industry to industry and from company to company.