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LOPA plug-in

Bowtie diagrams give a better understanding of your risk scenarios and show how these are controlled. In classic bowtie modeling, the decision as to whether there are sufficient effective barriers to control these scenarios, is based on expert judgment.

When your organization has reliable and sufficient safety data available, the LOPA plugin will allow you to use this data to make more objective and substantiated decisions.

Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is a semi-quantitative risk analysis methodology. Hereby the frequency of a negative event is calculated according to the risk reduction delivered by the independent protection layers (barriers).

The BowTieXP LOPA plug-in automatically calculates the frequency of a consequence, given the initial frequency of all the threats and the Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD) of the barriers. This allows you to easily compare the target consequence frequency with the reality of daily operations.