Some companies have abandoned or curtailed using HAZOP as a technique while others just “go through the motions” of doing HAZOP because it is mandated by their project management procedures. How has HAZOP acquired this negative reputation and what can be done about it? Steve Whitty and Tony Foord describe the problems and how they could be overcome based on practical examples from the numerous HAZOPs they have each facilitated.
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