Salus Technical, a process safety firm, is inviting process safety professionals to participate in a free demo of its AI chatbot ahead of the release of the full product later this year
The demo is accessible by invitation only and will run for two months.
HAZOP.AI, which is designed for Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), will prompt users to consider risks they may have missed, assist in answering questions, and provide guidance on good practice. It is applicable to all major hazard industries but is particularly relevant to emerging energy industries such as hydrogen, carbon capture and geothermal.
“Saving lives in hazardous environments is at the very core of all that we do. It is crucial that we learn from the past, to avoid major accidents in new, emerging industries, which are essential for net zero,” said David Jamieson, founder and MD of Salus Technical.
“Similar to ChatGPT by Open AI, we are releasing this demo as a trial run to gather feedback from fellow industry experts and ensure that our HAZOP software is the best that it can be. HAZOPs are one of the most important exercises done to identify sources of major accidents, and utilising the latest technology will not only improve safety, but it will also shorten the time frame in which HAZOPs are completed.
“The tool imitates human conversation by providing advice and guidance, so it will be like always having the best engineer in the room. Having said that, we absolutely can’t, and wouldn’t wish to remove people from the roles they play in enhancing safety. The use of AI will only improve their roles, not replace them.”
Those interested in participating in the free HAZOP.AI demo and contributing to feedback, can do so by contacting