Advanced Process Hazard Analysis

Event Date 18 – 19 November, Location – Abu Dhabi,

Masterclass Overview

This advanced masterclass will provide you the required competence to execute process hazard analysis within your organisation. You will learn the relevant technical hazards of typical unit operations, as well as the personal aspects of HAZOP leadership. This will help your organisation to establish legal compliance & create an organisational culture where hazards are well understood and risks are managed to an acceptable low level.


  • Senior Process Engineers
  • Senior Safety Technicians
  • Process Safety Managers
  • Process Safety Engineers
  • HSE Specialists
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Inspection Leaders & Engineers
  • Legal Inspection Officers
  • Site Managers
  • Safety Consultants
  • Governmental Inspectors


  • Obtain the detailed HAZOP skills
  • Be able to develop good Risk acceptability criteria
  • Be able to Lead a good HAZOP
  • Be able to perform LOPA and SIL calculations
  • Assure a good PHA culture and organisation
  • Understand the critical design aspects
  • Be able to avoid the HAZOP traps
  • Become aware of the specific industrial hazards that can lead to Loss of Containment


  • Chemical hazards from runaway reactions to BLEVE
  • Seveso Directive legal requirements on process hazard analysis
  • Risk Definition and good Risk Acceptability Criteria
  • Methods for Process Hazard Analysis
  • QRA principles
  • ALARP best practice
  • Barrier thinking and ‘Swiss cheese’ model
  • Layers of Protection Analysis
  • Data for equipment failure rates
  • LOPA and SIL calculation
  • Applying the barrier model (Workshop)
  • Safety instrumentation: Determining Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • HAZOP method, HAZOP best practices, HAZOP traps
  • HAZOP documentation and software packages
  • HAZOP work shop
  • Specific hazards from the chemical and oil & gas industry
  • HAZOP Leadership & criteria for HAZOP Leaders
  • HAZOP organisation and culture
  • Relevant design aspects of typical unit operations

Meet your Prominent Facilitator

Dr. Tijs Koerts

Operations Director for the EPSC & sr Process Safety Consultant

Dr. Koerts is expert in Process safety (Most experienced European PSM trainer) and has overall 26+ years Experience. His expertise covers in the line as well as management in the fields of safety and production processes within the (petro-)chemical industry. Tijs Koerts studied chemistry at the Utrecht University and obtained a PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He got his process safety experience at DuPont, GE plastic and Lyondell Basell Industries, where he worked with all kinds of hazardous processes in both technical, operational and business roles. He is a passionate coach, trainer and speaker on the subject as shown e.g. at the AI ChE PSM conference in Houston.

Tijs was trained as a chemist in Utrecht (RUU) and obtained a PhD degree in Eindhoven (TUE). At DuPont he got his fundamentals in Process Safety, being a process engineer, a shift supervisor, a manager technology that led the site process safety management team. Hazardous materials included TFE (intrinsic explosive), PFIB (extremely poisonous), Methanol-Oxygen mixtures, Formaldehyde (MAC 0.5 ppm) and flammable liquids. At GE Plastics, as site safety leader, the safety of 2200 people including 400 contractors were managed by implementation of the extensive Global Star safety management system. Hazardous site materials included phosgene, chlorine, CO, H2 and Phenol. At Lyondell- Basell-Industries both operational and process safety aspects were guarded, in a plant that contained large quantities of olefins. At the Q8 KPE refinery, all aspects of process safety are being managed.

Member of:

  • AIChE: American Institute for Chemical Engineers
  • KIVI NIRA: Royal Dutch Society for Engineers
  • VNCI: Dutch Society for the Chemical Industry
  • VNPI Process Safety: Joint Dutch Petrochemical Industry on Process Safety aspects
  • EPSC European Process Centre

Registration Fee


Per Participant

About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf.

Start Time

9:00 am

November 18, 2019

Finish Time

5:00 pm

November 19, 2019


Abu Dhabi

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