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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 […]

Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters

Posted in Refining, Safety on Monday, March 11th, 2013. 4 comments so far
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The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) will hold their 2013 annual meeting next week, just down the road from here in San Antonio Texas. This March 17-19 conference assembles key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world. Emerson’s Nikki Bishop will […]