Earlier this month, The Chemical Engineer issued an article on ‘Using bowties to classify barriers’. Bowtie diagrams provide a simple and powerful description of how risks are managed and readily leads on to identification of gaps or omissions within the system. However, not all barriers or control/mitigation measures are of equal value so it is helpful to differentiate them.

In this article, Ian Travers and Paul McCulloch explain how to classify barriers in a way that helps organizations focus on the most important issues with complex process safety management systems.

Read the full article at The Chemical Engineer website: https://www.thechemicalengineer.com/features/using-bow-ties-to-classify-barriers/