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Simplifying Safety Instrumented System Modernization Projects

Posted in Safety on Thursday, December 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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One of my first assignments as a newly minted Electrical Engineer was to tend to a triple modular redundant (TMR) safety instrumented system (SIS) on an offshore Gulf of Mexico oil & gas gathering facility. This was back in the 1980s when these systems were introduced. Many manufacturers and producers have these older safety systems […]

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 […]

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, […]

Safety Instrumented Function-Focused Approach

Posted in Project Services, Safety on Thursday, July 8th, 2010. No comments yet
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Update and Bump: Here’s information on Russell’s and Andy’s UK Safety Seminar Series. Emerson process safety experts Russell Cockman and Andy Crosland recently presented at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) North West Members Group in the United Kingdom. The topic of their presentation was SIL Determination: an Integrator’s Perspectives. From the IEC 61511 safety […]