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Integrated Control and Safety System CapEx and OpEx Considerations

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009. No comments yet
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Process automation systems and safety instrumented systems (SIS) have been changing with the rapid pace of technology change. An ARC Advisory Group whitepaper, Business Issues Driving Safety System Integration, outlined some of the various ways automation suppliers have been integrating these systems for process manufacturers. They described three integration levels: interfaced, integrated, and common. Emerson’s […]

The Question of Common, Integrated, and Interfaced Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Safety on Friday, August 14th, 2009. No comments yet
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The question of integration with respect to safety instrumented systems (SIS) and basic process control systems (BPCS) continues unabated. Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux alerted me to a great article, The Question of Integration, in the June issue of Control Engineering Asia magazine. It was written by a TÜV FSExpert with one of the automation suppliers. He […]

Views on Safety System and Control System Separation

Posted in Safety on Monday, June 1st, 2009. 2 comments so far
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Charles Fialkowski’s blog post last week, To Integrate or not to integrate Safety and Control describes some of the continued discussions going on concerning separation of the safety instrumented systems (SIS) and basic process control systems (BPCS). He wrote: Today, I still see a lot of confusion over this issue on what’s right and what […]