Posts Tagged ‘API RP 556’

Fired Heater Safety and Burner Management Systems

Posted in Refining, Safety on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. No comments yet
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Back in March in a post, Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters, I shared some thoughts from a presentation by Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and David Sheppard. The good news is that their thoughts are now available in a PTQ article, Role of fired heater safety systems. Fired heaters are found in refineries and chemical […]

Fired Heater Safety Standards and Burner Management

Posted in Safety on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters, I highlighted an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) paper by Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and Dave Sheppard. In this post, I’ll share the safety system design, selection and estimated savings in startup time reductions from the paper. The authors note that safety instrumented systems […]

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American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Q and A and Technology Forum

Posted in Asset Optimization, Refining on Thursday, September 20th, 2012. One comment so far
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The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly NPRA) are holding a Q&A and Technology Forum October 1-3, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Emerson’s Tim Olsen, whom you may recall from earlier refinery-related posts, shared with me that several Emerson folks will be presenting at this forum. These include: The Economics Of Process Measurements by Doug […]

Safety Standards and Burner Management Systems

Posted in Regulatory Compliance, Safety on Thursday, January 20th, 2011. 2 comments so far
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In prior posts on safety and regulatory standards and burner management functional safety, I highlighted some of the developments in standards for burner management systems (BMS). The DeltaV SIS process safety system recently received additional TÜV functional safety certifications: NFPA 85 – Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code EN 50156-1 – Electrical equipment for furnaces […]

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Similarities and Differences in Fired Heater Safety Standards

Posted in Safety, Safety Monitoring on Friday, February 5th, 2010. No comments yet
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We discussed the energy efficiency and other opportunities with fired heaters in past posts. I caught wind of a presentation that Emerson’s safety specialist, Chuck Miller will be giving at the upcoming March 21-25 AIChE Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety in San Antonio, Texas. You may recall Chuck from numerous process […]

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