Posts Tagged ‘process safety’

Improving Process Safety through Human Factors Analysis

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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Wikipedia defines process safety as focusing on: …preventing fires, explosions and accidental chemical releases in chemical process facilities or other facilities dealing with hazardous materials such as refineries, and oil and gas (onshore and offshore) production installations. In a Valve magazine article, Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One, Emerson’s Julian Annison and Travis […]

Separate versus Integral Final Element Accessories Questions

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Thursday, December 10th, 2015. No comments yet
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A post from a few years ago, Separate Versus Integral Final Element Accessories in Safety Applications, continues to generate some good questions. I thought I’d make these questions and associated answers more visible in today’s post. Here’s the first question: I understood the whole description, But while calculating PFDavg, We will have to add the […]

Managing the Safety Lifecycle

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. No comments yet
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Process safety revolves around managing the risks of your production process throughout the life of your plant, mill or production facility. The international safety standard, IEC 61511 (Functional safety – Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector): …sets out practices in the engineering of systems that ensure the safety of an industrial process through […]

Improving Process Safety without a Calculator

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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If you’re not fluent in Polish, you may have missed a recent Automatyka article, Bezpieczeństwo funkcjonalne zgodne z normami [Functional Safety Compliance]. Emerson’s Andy Crosland and Ryszard Boroń wrote it and provided me an English translation of the article so that I could share with you. I’ve added some hyperlinks to some of the concepts, […]

Managing the Lifecycle of Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Safety on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. One comment so far
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A tremendously experienced panel in functional safety included Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Senior Project Manager, Josef Neumann TÜV NORD Systems, Dr. William Goble Principle Partner, Exida, Russell Cockman Consultant SIS, Emerson, Nicolas Menet, Business Development Manager for Emerson’s Fisher Valves family of products, and Aart Pruysen Director Approvals, Emerson. The experts panel’s abstract: Maintaining Safety Integrity is vital […]