Layer of Protection Analysis – LOPA

An Online Training Course by Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Safety Academy.


    Note: This course is taken entirely on a separate portal hosted by Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Safety Academy. Upon successful enrolment, you will receive the login details to start the course within 24-48 hours.


    Course Description:

    The world has continued to witness many industrial disasters since the beginning of the industrial age. Many of them like the Piper Alpha Oil platform incident, the Buncefield fire or the Bhopal Gas tragedy have cost us dearly.

    The Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) method is a Process Hazard Analysis tool. The method utilizes the hazardous events, event severity, initiating causes and initiating likelihood data developed during the Hazard and Operability analysis (HAZOP). The LOPA method allows the user to determine the risk associated with the various hazardous events by utilizing their severity and the likelihood of the events being initiated. User can determine the total amount of risk reduction required and analyze the risk reduction that can be achieved from various layers of protection.



    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Understand the key concepts in LOPA and related terms
    • Explain the steps involved in LOPA
    • Compare and evaluate LOPA over other Risk Assessment techniques
    • Apply the concepts of LOPA
    • Solve Risk assessment problems using LOPA


    Who Should Take This Course:

    • HSE professionals involved in Functional Safety and Process Safety Management.
    • Anyone involved in any assessment, verification and lifecycle cost and benefit analysis for safety instrumented system.


    Course Modules:

    1. Basics of Risk
    2. Introduction to Process Hazard Analysis
      • PHA & LOPA
      • Functional Safety
      • IEC 61508 & 61511
      • Understanding SIS, SIL and SIF
    3. Methods of SIL Determination
      • Risk Graph
      • Risk Matrix
      • LOPA
    4. Independent Protection Layer
    5. LOPA in Detail
      • LOPA overview
      • LOPA Preparatory stage
      • Initiating Events
      • Enabling Event
      • Conditional Modifiers
    6. SIL Assignment & Worksheet
    7. Uses, advantages and Disadvantages of using LOPA

    Course Curriculum

    Layer of Protection Analysis – LOPA 01:30:00

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    • SGD 80
    • 1 Units
    • 90 Minutes
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    Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Limited is a 50:50 joint venture between INR 269 Billion Murugappa Group, India and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, Japan and has a technical collaboration with InterRisk, a group company of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group. Established in year 1994, Cholamandalam MS Risk Services is a Chennai based Risk Consulting Company offering comprehensive Risk management & Engineering solutions in field of Safety, Health and Environment. The company has pioneered many innovative and specialized services catering to the needs of Asian & European markets for last 15 years. The organization has successfully executed more than 2000 projects (Domestic/International) which not only helped its clients maintain compliance but also optimize their EHS performance and set new benchmarks. Cholamandalam MS Risk Services, an ISO 9001:2008 company, is a certified “Environment Impact Assessment” Consultant organization by NABET EIA Accreditation committee, a constituent of Quality Council of India. The organization was also declared “Risk Manager of the Year” in Asian Insurance Industry Awards and is the only Indian company to be approved as Safety Consultants by Kuwait Oil Company under section 31S till date. The company has collaboration with Process Map Infotech for its World Class Compliance and Risk management EHS Software Solutions for Indian market. The organization has a pan India presence with office in Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad and Pune besides corporate office in Chennai.
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