by aeSolutions' Judith Lesslie
Improperly selected and validated IPLs can result in high hazard scenarios that have far less risk reduction in place than you think you have.
Implementing a systematic process to properly vet your IPL candidates for the core attributes is recommended.
Engaging experienced PHA/LOPA facilitators and having the right team during the meeting is the first step in proper IPL selection. Further validation of IPLs to confirm they meet the defined criteria can be time consuming but also goes a long way toward increasing your confidence in your most important safeguards for higher consequence scenarios in highly hazardous chemical processes.
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