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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 […]

Differences in Fire & Gas Systems and Emergency Shutdown Systems

Posted in Oil & Gas, Safety on Friday, February 4th, 2011. 3 comments so far
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As we thaw out from this morning’s ice and snow here in Austin, Texas, Mike Boudreaux was kind enough to send me his thoughts on a fire & gas system presentation by Emerson’s Raphael Lachmann. Raphael, whom you may recall from an earlier marine and offshore safety post, is an SIS implementation manager for the […]

Staying on Schedule through Diagnostic Detection

Posted in Refining, Safety on Friday, December 10th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s David Sheppard, a certified functional safety expert, passed along a great story of a recent refinery incinerator startup. Over the course of a week, the incinerator was taken down so that the emergency shutdown system (ESD) and process control-related instruments could be cut over. By the end of the week, the loop tests were […]

Safety Instrumented Systems in Blasting Desert Heat

Posted in Oil & Gas, Safety on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. No comments yet
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Imagine leaving some of your portable electronics out on a hot day. Now imagine leaving it out in a desert in the Middle East in the middle of an extremely hot summer. How long do you think it would last? Emerson’s David Walker told the story, DeltaV SIS in the Heat of the Desert, at […]