Several major incidents that involved newly commissioned projects with a range of inherent weaknesses bear testimony to the need for building process safety systematically into future engineering projects. The proper integration of hazard and risk studies into a project is key to achieving full potential for safety. One of the main objectives of successfully integrating process safety into a project is to reduce this residual safety risk. This paper describes the best practice developed by Kuwait Oil Company for integrating process safety activities, especially performing PHA studies through out the life cycle of process related facility projects. This paper outlines types of projects at KOC, phases of projects, brief on project requirement at each phase, details on PHA, PHSER and PSSR reviews at each stage of process to adequately assess & manage the risk. The failure to integrate all of these means that processes and project may not achieve their full safe and efficient performance.
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