Posts Tagged ‘IEC 61508’

Safeguarding Against Tank Overfills

Posted in Tank Gauging on Monday, January 9th, 2017. No comments yet
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When storage tanks overflow they can create safety hazards, environmental issues, facility damage and reputation loss. It is critical to have an effective overfill prevention strategy. In this quick, 2:34 video, Overfill prevention solutions help safeguard operations, Emerson’s Ulf Johannesson and Christoffer Widahl describe how an effective overfill prevention solution helps process manufacturers and producers […]

Cures for Common Tank Gauging Problems

Posted in Tank Gauging on Friday, November 11th, 2016. No comments yet
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Accurately knowing the level in liquid storage tanks is not only important from a safety standpoint, it’s important to know for accounting, finance, and sales perspective. Accurate and reliable tank gauging systems can improve the performance of the oil & gas, refining, chemical & petrochemical, and other industries that have these storage tanks as part […]

When is a Safety Integrity Level Rating of a Valve Required?

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. No comments yet
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Control valves play a large role in process control. Emerson’s Riyaz Ali shared with me that he is often asked about their use in safety instrumented functions (also known as safety loops). When asked recently, he shared an ISA Safety Division newsletter from the fall of 2007. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the newsletter in my […]

Control Valve Suitability in Safety Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015. No comments yet
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Sometimes an email exchange turns up something developed years ago that still has great value. So is this case with an article I received as an attachment on final control elements and their suitability in safety instrumented functions (SIFs), a.k.a. safety loops. The article, When SIL suitability is required for final control elements, was written […]

Level Switches in Tank Overfill Safety Applications

Posted in Level on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Level measurements, especially in safety critical applications such as tank overspill protection, continue to advance in capability, accuracy and reliability. In this 3:16 YouTube video, Prevent overfills & decrease operating costs with Rosemount 2100 vibrating fork level switches, Emerson’s Marianne Williams shares how the Rosemount 2100 series of liquid level switches help solve measurement challenges […]