Use of Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) within the Dow Chemical Company

  1. Center for Chemical Process Safety
  1. Tim Overton1 and
  2. Tim Wagner2

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470924839.ch29

Emergency Planning Preparedness, Prevention & Response

Emergency Planning Preparedness, Prevention & Response

How to Cite

Center for Chemical Process Safety (2005) Use of Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) within the Dow Chemical Company, in Emergency Planning Preparedness, Prevention & Response, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470924839.ch29

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, Texas

  2. 2

    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780816909544

Online ISBN: 9780470924839

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Keywords:

  • layer of protection analysis;
  • Dow chemical company;
  • petrochemical industries;
  • risk assessment;
  • safety instrumented systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Dow's Process Risk Management Standard (PRMS)

  • Creation of a Dow LOPA “target Factor” to Approximate Completion of a Full ORA and Dow's Corporate Governance Criteria

  • Developing an Easy-to-Use Tool

  • Benchmarking of LOPA Practices with Other Companies