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Understanding Functional Safety Concepts and Final Element Suitability

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. No comments yet
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The world of functional safety has its own tribal language and acronyms, e.g. safety instrumented systems (SISs), safety instrumented functions (SIFs), logic solvers, final elements (FEs), safety integrity level (SIL), probability of failure on demand (PFD), etc. In a Hydrocarbon Engineering article, Keep in the Safety Loop, Emerson’s Riyaz Ali does an excellent job of […]

Integrated versus Separate Control and Safety

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. No comments yet
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Panelists at a session at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum, Safety Systems: Integrated versus Not? Does It Really Matter?, set out to discuss the pros and cons of the approaches and how they accommodate different risk factors. ARC Advisory Group’s Mark Sen Gupta moderated this panel which included executives from Air Products & Chemicals, Dow […]

Embracing Safety Requirements Specifications

Posted in Safety on Monday, November 7th, 2016. No comments yet
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The Institute of Measurement and Control is hosting the Functional Safety 2016 conference this week in London. This conference seeks to engage practitioners from a wide variety of industrial sectors who have responsibilities in any functional safety lifecycle phase to share views and best practices. Emerson’s Russell Cockman is presenting Why embrace the concept of […]

Improving Process Safety without a Calculator

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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If you’re not fluent in Polish, you may have missed a recent Automatyka article, Bezpieczeństwo funkcjonalne zgodne z normami [Functional Safety Compliance]. Emerson’s Andy Crosland and Ryszard Boroń wrote it and provided me an English translation of the article so that I could share with you. I’ve added some hyperlinks to some of the concepts, […]

10 Ways to Improve Functional Safety

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. One comment so far
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ISA Portugal recently hosted a conference on functional safety. Emerson’s Russell Cockman, whom you may recall from earlier safety-related posts, presented 10 ways to improve functional safety without worrying where to put the decimal point in the calculation. From his title, you might anticipate that Russell would bring his humor to the serious subject of […]