Posts Tagged ‘safety instrumented system’

Moving Towards Inherently Safer Plants

Posted in Industrial IOT, Wireless on Friday, January 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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In the early days of social networks and even for some process manufacturers and producers today, IT departments blocked these social networks including YouTube. I recommended that engineers point to sites such as the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (USCSB) YouTube channel as reasons why these networks should be available. The USCSB performs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Midstream Oil and Gas Sector Trends

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. No comments yet
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Natural gas processing facilities, terminals, pipelines and other forms of petroleum product transport are part of the midstream oil & gas sector. Operating these midstream operations safely, efficiently and reliably has proven to be an ongoing challenge. Emerson’s Chuck Miller coordinated the gathering of midstream sector thought leaders so that they could share ideas and […]