August 2010

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Chemical process safety chatThank you for publishing the process safety-related article by Mr. Shah about layers of protection (p. 67, April 2010). I am a long-time reader and have seen very few, if a..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Chemical process safety chat Thank you for publishing the process safety-related article by Mr. Shah about layers of protection (p. 67, April 2010). I am a long-time reader and have seen very few, if any, articles in Hydrocarbon Processing that I would classify as pure process safety. Mr. Shah’s article is a very good high-level overview of LOPA and I hope it prompts readers to make the effort to learn more about this valuable risk-management tool. I am a process safety professional and teach several process safety related classes. LOPA is included in most of them as a tool for improved risk management. Reading Mr. Shah’s article gives me the incentive to offer process safety-

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