The Keys to Successful HAZOPs
Training Course

1 Days

$995 CAD

Upcoming Sessions
Calgary, Alberta

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Register before April 10 and receive $50 off! Use the promo code EarlyBird.

Course Description
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This course will give attendees a complete grounding in what Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs) are, their purpose and how to organize them. The course will discuss what has to be done to prepare for a HAZOP, the documentation required and who should attend and participate. Reporting requirements will be reviewed as well as HAZOP jargon and a glossary.

The course will discuss in detail the HAZOP methodology and risk ranking. A significant portion of the course will be to cover the role of the facilitator and the requirements for a good facilitator. The roles of the key team members will also be discussed.

To solidify what is learned in the course, attendees will participate in a mock HAZOP and will be able to play the roles of facilitator and team members.

A complete set of course materials is included in the HAZOP course.

Who Should Attend
Project Managers, Process Engineers, Plant Engineers, Operations Superintendents, Automation Engineers and anyone likely to participate in a HAZOP will find his course helpful and interesting.

This course is especially helpful for those who will take on the role of facilitating HAZOPs in their careers.

Objectives of this Course

1. To learn the HAZOP technique in detail
2. To learn how to prepare for a successful HAZOP
3. When to hold a HAZOP
4. Who should attend a HAZOP
5. How to document a HAZOP
6. How to read P&IDs
7. How to close out HAZOP actions
8. Learn some of the language and jargon around HAZOP
9. Practice doing a HAZOP
10. The roles and skills needed from a HAZOP facilitator

Keith Timms, P.Eng.
Keith Timms has been a Process Engineer for 46 years and has worked in the chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas and oil sands industries in both the UK and Canada. Half of his career has been in Operations and he therefore has a good understanding of what actually works and what does not and how to troubleshoot problems. Keith is very practical and hands-on but also has a very deep understanding of engineering fundamentals which he likes to apply to all problems.

Keith has worked in many areas of Operations such as Utilities, Upgraders, Refineries, Tailings, Chemical Units, etc.

Working in Operations has given Keith a keen understanding of safety and this has resulted in Keith developing expertise in overpressure protection, relief scenario identification, HAZOPS and LOPAs. Keith has facilitated hundreds of HAZOPS and LOPAs as well as Risk Assessments and Event Tree Analysis.

Keith is a hands-on facilitator that draws out risks and hazards and also tries to make the sessions enjoyable. Clients include Shell, Syncrude, Suncor, Husky Energy, Nexen, IOL, BP, ConocoPhillips and Enbridge Pipelines.

Keith has also developed particular expertise in the hydraulics of many types of fluids in many types of applications including pipelines and networks.

Keith is a funny, energetic, positive instructor that enjoys working closely with clients to deliver innovative solutions. He believes in developing good rapport by listening and understanding goals and interests.

Keith is currently an independent consultant and has been a P.Eng. with APEGA since 1984.

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"I think Keith did a great job customizing the course for our applications. He is an engaging speaker and his passion for the material was evident. This made for an enjoyable experience on material that course be considered dry and technical. His years of experience we invaluable."
- Sales Engineering Manager

"The course was good and the instructor has all the expertise to lead it."
- Sales Engineer