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Focus on the Process in Your Safety Requirements Specification

Posted in Safety on Friday, March 17th, 2017. No comments yet
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A safety requirement specification (SRS) for a safety instrumented system (SIS), as part of the IEC 61511 global safety standard [from the exida blog]: …incorporates all the analysis done during the Risk Assessment, HAZOP [hazard and operability study]/PHA [process hazard analysis] and LOPA [layer of protection analysis] reviews. Emerson’s Russell Cockman presented at an Institute […]

Embracing Safety Requirements Specifications

Posted in Safety on Monday, November 7th, 2016. No comments yet
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The Institute of Measurement and Control is hosting the Functional Safety 2016 conference this week in London. This conference seeks to engage practitioners from a wide variety of industrial sectors who have responsibilities in any functional safety lifecycle phase to share views and best practices. Emerson’s Russell Cockman is presenting Why embrace the concept of […]

Improve Safety Proof Test Capabilities with Intelligent Instrumentation

Posted in Safety on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. No comments yet
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At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin, Emerson’s Afton Coleman, Erik Mathiason and Tonya Wyatt presented, Improve Safety Proof Test Capabilities with Intelligent Instrumentation. Their abstract: Safety Instrumented Systems are designed to be the most critical line of defense against a catastrophic failure. Ensuring that each component of the system is working properly is required, […]

Safety Logic Solver Validation on Logic Updates

Posted in Safety on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. No comments yet
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The global safety standard IEC 61511 Functional safety – Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector describes the validation process. The objective of the requirements of this clause is to validate, through inspection and testing, that the installed and commissioned safety instrumented system and its associated safety instrumented functions achieve the requirements as stated […]

Testing Valves in Safety Instrumented Functions

Posted in Controllers & Positioners, Safety on Friday, August 26th, 2016. No comments yet
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Safety instrumented systems are a critical part of process manufacturers and producers overall process safety management in protecting personnel, environment, equipment, property, reputation and image. In an Offshore Engineer article, Safety Instrumented Function loop ‘final element’ problems and solutions, Emerson’s Riyaz Ali describes the importance and ways to test the final control elements in these […]