Manage barriers with bowtie analysis
Bowtie analysis ensures that the management of different types of barriers is consistent and transparent, and the risk management solution is both efficient and effective. Bowties help improve barrier awareness and understanding, providing a simple format for communication to staff, contractors, regulators and other stakeholders. They avoid unnecessary redundancies by helping to evaluate barrier effectiveness and provide a helpful way of prioritizing and maintaining barrier integrity.
Using world class tools like Synergi™ Life Barrier Management Module, we are applying bowties to provide our customers with a clearer picture of the interactions of their operations, standards, processes and procedures. In turn, they are able to identify and manage their major accident hazards and barriers. We can conduct the bowtie analysis either as a desktop study or in a workshop setting.
Enable learning from incidents
If an incident occurs, learning from the event and making targeted improvements is critical, so DNV GL developed the powerful bowtie-based BSCAT™ incident investigation tool.
We use our deep expertise to help you conduct investigations that provide high-value organizational learnings, visualizing the chain of events that caused the incident, evaluating the root cause and delivering recommendations to mitigate it.
Sharing knowledge through training
DNV GL uses our knowledge and expertise to provide both open and customized bow tie creation and BSCAT training courses for different industries as well as regulators. In our customized courses we will work together with our clients to identify specific case studies and examples that are related to your operations and experiences.
Providing tailored solutions based on deep seated experience
Risk management is at the core of our company. We support the oil and gas industry with one of the most comprehensive safety and risk management services in the world and our local teams of specialists support customers in every hydrocarbon-producing country and at each stage of the asset lifecycle.
DNV GL has been providing bowtie analysis as part of our risk management service portfolio since the early 2000s and is the co-author of “Bow Ties in Risk Management: A Concept Book for Process Safety”, an authoritative reference work for creating bowties.
We have the expertise to provide high quality analyses dedicated to your needs and based on industry best practice, enabling you to document your hazard management, determine critical elements and establish performance standards with confidence.