Exploring New Capabilities of Phast and Safeti 8

At the end of 2017, DNV GL released the latest version of their process hazard analysis software, Phast and Safeti 8. Version 8 offers a range of model improvements, particularly with the inclusion of the new Along Wind Dispersion (AWD) method. The AWD method enhances the representation of cloud dispersion for short duration releases. R4Risk […]

LOPA – Managing Hazardous Events

The quarterly newsletter 'Opportunity' from the Risk Engineering Society was released in June, and within it, an article written by two of R4Risk's Principal Risk Consultants - Kate Filippin and Elio Stocco. Kate and Elio discussed Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and its popular use in assessing whether a hazard is adequately controlled. The article explores the purpose of LOPA, where it fits into the family of risk assessment tools as well as the steps involved in the LOPA process.

Safety Case Development – Making it Work

There are many pitfalls to be avoided during the development of a Safety Case, but there are also a number of opportunities to embrace the process and in doing so, achieve significant improvement in the operations of the facility. Lachlan Dreher, along with other risk management and process safety experts, came together in May 2017 to share their observations and experience in managing the operation and process safety risks of hazardous facilities.