Is LOPA better than HAZOP, as LOPA results are quantitative?
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LOPA and HAZOP cannot be compared directly, as these two are different techniques with different goals. LOPA complements HAZOP or other hazard identification methodologies.
HAZOP is ideally suited for brainstorming or uncovering what could go wrong and at identifying potential accident scenarios; a HAZOP team can also qualita- tively judge the risk of a scenario.
LOPA allows the analyst to take a predefined scenario and estimate the risk of the scenario in a consistent and simplified manner.
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is undoubtedly one of the most successful techniques for assessing risk, nevertheless it is an …