Hazard Operability Studies (HAZOP)

Start Date End Date Duration Location
Aug. 8, 2021 Aug. 12, 2021 5 cairo


A fault tree is a graphical representation of logical combinations of causes of a defined undesired event or state. Examples of types of final events are an explosion, failure of equipment, the release of toxic gas and an interruption to production.


The aim of the course is to introduce and develop a basic understanding of the fault tree analyses technique by means of short presentations and a syndicate exercise. The syndicate exercise will be chosen to match the client's activities. Attendees will gain the following benefits:


Some of the advantages of Fault Tree Analysis are:

  • It is an aid for identifying risks in complex systems.

  • It makes it possible to focus on one fault at a time without losing an overall perspective.

  • It provides an overview on how faults can lead to serious consequences.

  • For those with a certain familiarity with the analysis, it is possible to understand the results relatively quickly.

  • It provides an opportunity to make probabilistic estimates.


  • Identifying and Grouping Scenarios
  • Fault Tree Logic
  • Constructing Trees
  • Rules of thumb
  • Introduction to Failure Rate Data Bases
  • Quantifying Trees
  • Risk Tolerability Criteria

Who Can Benefit?

Who are familiar with other hazard and risk assessment techniques (e.g., HAZOP, FMEA) and want to learn another versatile tool. .