One of the world's leading spots to learn about new developments in industrial valves, valve actuators and fittings is the Valve World Expo. This event was held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. During this event, Emerson launched two new products: the Bettis EHO...
Differences in Fire & Gas Systems and Emergency Shutdown Systems
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...
Staying on Schedule through Diagnostic Detection
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...
Addressing Safety Valve Opening Times with Partial Stroke Tests
A question came into the ISA's Safety email list concerning the use of valve positioners in partial stroke tests for valves used in safety shutdown applications. The person asking the question wrote: I was informed that PST using positioner such as the Fisher/Emerson...
Modular Safety for Marine and Offshore Oil and Gas Production
Emerson's Wim van Loon and Rafael Lachmann presented Modular Safety Concept (MSC) for Marine & Offshore projects and the Value Proposition at Emerson Exchange. Their abstract: The current demands from the Marine and Offshore industry require low CAPEX, high amount...
Views on Safety System and Control System Separation
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,...
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