Posts Tagged ‘HAZOP’

Managing the Safety Lifecycle

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. No comments yet
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Process safety revolves around managing the risks of your production process throughout the life of your plant, mill or production facility. The international safety standard, IEC 61511 (Functional safety – Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector): …sets out practices in the engineering of systems that ensure the safety of an industrial process through […]

Safety Instrumented System Documentation Guidance

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Safety on Thursday, November 4th, 2010. No comments yet
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Ed Marszal, president of global consulting and engineering firm, Kenexis, shared his expertise in safety instrumented systems and projects in an Emerson Exchange presentation, Best Practices in SIS Documentation. Emerson’s Desmond Lee, a member of the process safety systems team for the Asia-Pacific region, was kind enough to send me his notes from Ed’s presentation […]

Executing IEC 61511 Process Safety Projects

Posted in Project Services, Safety on Friday, May 21st, 2010. No comments yet
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ControlGlobal.com has an excellent article on the global process safety standard, IEC 61511. The article, IEC 61511 Implementation – The Execution Challenge, shares the experiences of two Mustang Engineering process automation project veterans. I turned to one of Emerson’s certified functional safety experts (CFSE) and long-time process safety veteran, Len Laskowski, for his thoughts on […]

Similarities and Differences in Fired Heater Safety Standards

Posted in Safety, Safety Monitoring on Friday, February 5th, 2010. No comments yet
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We discussed the energy efficiency and other opportunities with fired heaters in past posts. I caught wind of a presentation that Emerson’s safety specialist, Chuck Miller will be giving at the upcoming March 21-25 AIChE Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety in San Antonio, Texas. You may recall Chuck from numerous process […]

Start with API RP 556 for Flame Detection Guidance

Posted in Safety, Safety Monitoring on Monday, September 21st, 2009. No comments yet
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Some questions on flame detector reliability came my way the other day from a blog reader in the refining industry. I ran the questions by Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a refining industry consultant. Gary’s first response was to point to the authoritative source for fired heater protection in the refining and petrochemical industries, API Recommended Practice […]