Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Flame and Gas Detection in Layers of Protection

Posted in Analyzers, Safety on Friday, June 8th, 2018. No comments yet
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For manufacturing processes with hazardous substances that are combustible or can cause harm to people and property, flame and gas detection systems are often used as part of the risk mitigation strategy. This 11-minute video, Rosemount Flame and Gas Layers of Protection describes how these sensors are used in layers of protection for the process […]

Managing Storage Tank Pressure and Overfill Prevention

Posted in Safety on Friday, May 25th, 2018. No comments yet
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Across the energy supply chain bulk petroleum storage terminals play an important role in managing supply and demand. A critical safety function is to prevent an overfill condition in each of the storage tanks. Another critical function is to manage the pressure inside the tank to avoid overpressure or vacuum conditions that could damage the […]

Filling Gaps in Global Safety Standards

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. No comments yet
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A safety instrumented function (SIF)’s purpose is to reduce the risk of a specific hazard. For example, an upset condition in an oil and gas production separator may cause a series of SIFs within a safety instrumented system (SIS) to shut in the wells feeding the separator. A SIF contains a sensor, logic solver and […]

Enabling Safer Operator-Machine Interactions through Enhanced Control of Machine Stoppages

Posted in Packaging, Safety on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. No comments yet
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Authors: Enrico De Carolis, Mike Johnson As packaging line machinery has become more sophisticated, it’s also become more complex. This increased complexity, coupled with a high number of interactions between operators and machines, increases the potential for safety incidents. For example, in the packaging world, production lines may stop for manual loading 10-30 times per […]

Digital Transformation for Safe Operations

Posted in Industrial IOT, Safety on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018. No comments yet
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One of the big topics last week at CERAWeek 2018 was the role technology can play to improve business performance—especially in areas such as safety, reliability and efficiency. These advancing technologies coupled with improved work practices can deliver a digital transformation to companies that undertake this journey. At this week’s Safety Case Symposium 2018 Singapore […]