Posts Tagged ‘BPCS’

Sharing Devices between Control and Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Safety on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux alerted me to a discussion in the Oil and Gas Instrumentation Club LinkedIn group. The thread referenced an earlier post on this blog, Field Device Sharing Between Control and Safety Systems that Mike had written. Mike quoted Emerson certified functional safety expert, Len Laskowski, whom you may recall from earlier posts, on […]

Field Device Sharing Between Control and Safety Systems

Posted in Measurement, Safety on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux has been receiving great questions on process safety and the IEC 61511 global safety standard during some of the recent Safety Lifecycle Seminars. He’s written a post to address one of them: A very common topic of discussion is the sharing of field devices between the basic process control system (BPCS) and […]

Dual Purpose Transmitters in Safety Functions and Basic Process Control

Posted in Measurement, Safety on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Maruti Dey, a technical consultant with expertise in safety instrumented systems (SIS), gave an Emerson Exchange presentation, How to Avoid Shooting Yourself in the Foot with Your SIS? In the presentation, Maruti described using SIS transmitters in a dual-purpose role–for safety functions and with the basic process control system (BPCS) control strategies. How to […]

Technology Trends in Process Safety

Posted in Safety, Technologies on Friday, June 25th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux shared a Control Engineering Asia article written by the renowned process safety expert, Paul Gruhn. The article, Providing Process Safety, analyzes some of the latest trends in safety instrumented systems (SIS) designs for the process industries. Mike manages the DeltaV SIS brand and highlighted many of the areas in the article where […]

Control Systems for SIL 1 Safety Applications?

Posted in Safety on Friday, March 5th, 2010. 4 comments so far
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I received a great question today about the safety integrity level (SIL) of a distributed control system (DCS). In this case, the question was specific to the DeltaV system: Can you please advise if the Emerson DeltaV DCS has a SIL rating i.e. ‘0’ or ‘1’? I understand that the DeltaV SIS has a SIL […]