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Simplifying Burner Management System Architecture

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Zach Brooks and Steven Kormann described how compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with modern burner management and combustion control hardware systems has been simplified. They explored how recently released (and upcoming) standard changes have forced the evolution of best practices based on modern hardware solutions. The acceptance of SIL-capable instrumentation has become […]

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 […]

Avoiding Flameout and Shutdown in Burner Management Applications

Posted in Measurement, Safety, Safety Monitoring on Thursday, April 14th, 2011. No comments yet
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Furnaces, fired heaters, boilers and other process units requiring burners to manage are common across many process industries such as refining, chemicals, petrochemicals, and power. Recognizing and reacting to flame instability is critical since a flameout condition is dangerous and often results in a costly shutdown initiated by the burner management system. Emerson’s John Miller, […]

Modernizing Burner Management Systems

Posted in Pulp & Paper, Safety on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. No comments yet
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The Industrial Safety and Security Source blog has a post, Firing Up Burner System, which describes the implementation of a burner management system (BMS) at RockTenn‘s recycled paper mill in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their challenge was to replace an old relay panel-based BMS on the plant boilers. The National Fire Protection Agency (NPFA) 85: Boiler […]

Five Common Misconceptions about Functional Safety

Posted in Safety on Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 4 comments so far
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Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux shares some misconceptions that automation and safety professionals have about functional safety. Here they are in Mike’s words: Emerson has provided free safety lifecycle seminars to process industry companies around the world, including North America, Europe, India, Asia, and Australia. These seminars are being provided to help managers and business leaders understand […]