Real HAZOP-HAZID for Temporary MoC?

Created on July 21, 2017

In several opportunities (risk assessment workshop, gap assessment/audit, PSM training, etc) I have asked the following question related to Management of Change (MoC) in hazardous facility, “Which one is more dangerous, ‘Permanent MoC’ or ‘Temporary MoC’?”.

Majority of the answer is “Permanent MoC” as it usually linked to formal project, bigger amount of money thus full attention from mznagement, well studied design options, more stakeholders involved, etc. And because of that the “Temporary MoC” is often looked as lower priority and less important subject. This is not a correct approach or understanding. Either it is a permanent change or a temporary change, same level of robustness have to be applied in managing the change.

Even, from a “Risk Based” perspective, temporary MoC is usually by nature prompting more dangerous scenario which need more attention. Why? Because usually “a temporary change” is not made to the best standard available. It usually comes together with the following situation:

  • Very limited time available from ideas to implementation, prone to “short-cut”,
  • Very limited competent person involved in the process, even sometime in the absence of required discipline expert,
  • Very limited amount of money involved in the process, leading to lack of attention from the management,
  • Implemented in area which is classified as “production critical” which usually by nature having hazardous operating parameters (temperature, pressure, volume, etc) and dealing with hazardous material (flammables, toxic, etc).

Therefore, amount of works and level of robustness in managing the risk related with “Temporary MoC” will demonstrate your commitment to Process Safety Management.

A high-level commitment in this aspect, has been demonstrated by SAKA Indonesia Pangkah Ltd (SIPL) when they’re installing a Temporary Very Low Pressure (VLP) Compressors in their Offshore Oil & Gas production facilities in Pangkah Block in July 2017. Even though it was a temporary MoC, they have implemented a real HAZOP and HAZID to manage all the risk related with the change.

The good news about it (from our perspective off-course he he he) is that LebSolution has been selected and trusted by SIPL to facilitate those HAZOP/HAZID Studies. The study workshop was done on 20-21 July 2017, in Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya. It was opened by Pak Argo Rusdibyo (SIPL Operation Manager), Pak Estu Subagyo (SIPL HSE Manager), and Pak Budi Setyawan and Pak Adi Sudaryanto (SIPL Offshore Installation Manager). The event itself was very well and professionally managed by mbak Yosephine and team from SIPL HSE team.

The workshop was attended by all stakeholders of the projects, consisted of representatives from Sall related disciplines within SIPL Indonesia (Operations, Engineering, HSE, Maintenance, etc) as the client company, up to discipline representatives (Operation, Well-Test, Technical, HSE, etc) from service companies (ELNUSA). Total participants of the workshop was 32 persons. All participants have contributed positively in the discussion. The session has run efficiently and effectively.

It is a prove of one of principles in hazard analysis or risk assessment process, that to have a good analysis/assessment, the study has to be attended by parties with at least having the two mandatory experties: 1) One who has experties in the process/activities being assessed, in this case, reps from SIPL and ELNUSA, and 2) another one who has knowledge, skill, and capability in facilitating the assessment methodology, in this case, reps from LebSolution. It was a perfect combination resulting a very good HAZOP/HAZID study results.

A very big thanks to SIPL and ELNUSA who have given chance to LebSolution to prove our capability and to contribute to your important program. Looking forward to another exciting opportunity from all of you.

Key message for all of us :

“Sky is the limit” as long as we have the strong positive intention, open minded, ready to work hard and smart, and ready to deliver as maximum benefit as possible to others that need our contribution. The idiom “Sky is the limit” also remind us that after all what we have done (pray, work, be patient and persistent, and pray again), it is the God that decide what is best for us.

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See you all friend in another “Note of Today” in the near future.

Thank and wassalam,

Lukmanul Hakim

LebSolution

www.lebsolution.com

 

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