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Etymology

From hazard and operability. Written HAZOP, Hazop or hazop.

Noun

Singular
Hazop

Plural
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Hazop ({{{1}}})
  1. (uncountable) Abbreviation for Hazard and Operability Studies, a methodology for identifying harmful deviations in processes, especially in the chemical, petrochemical and nuclear industries.[1]
    Hazop should be seen as one technique and not as the sole technique.[2]
  2. (countable) Abbreviation for Hazard and Operability Study, the action of carrying out the method on a particular process.
    Performing a HAZOP, however, does not guarantee that no risk exists[3]

Adjective

Hazop (comparative none, superlative none)

Positive
Hazop

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Related to the above.
    The Hazop team. A hazop report.

Verb

Infinitive
to Hazop

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Hazop (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To carry out the method on a process.
    During the first meeting, the team HAZOPed each section of the process[4]

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Kletz, T. A., (1983) HAZOP & HAZAN, Notes on the Identification and Assessment of Hazards, ICheme, Rugby
  2. ^ B. Hancock (1982) Chemical Engineering Research and Design vol 60a page 368
  3. ^ Greenberg, H. R., & Cramer, J. J., (1991) Risk Assessment and Risk Management for the Chemical Process Industry ISBN 0-442-23438-4 page 102
  4. ^ D. F. Montague (1990) Reliability Engineering and System Safety vol 29 page 35

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