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Reducing Level Detector Proof Testing Complexity

Posted in Level, Safety on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Each safety instrumented function (SIF) including its sensor, logic solver and final control element must be periodically tested to make sure it will perform as designed in the event of a safety demand. These “proof tests” help to uncover and failure conditions which may have developed since the last proof test or safety demand. A […]

Storage Tank Overfill Protection

Posted in Level, Safety on Monday, May 6th, 2019. No comments yet
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Preventing overfill conditions in tanks and vessels is a job for safety instrumented systems across many industries. In a Flow Control article, A Systemic Approach to Storage Tank Overfill Protection, Emerson’s Lydia Miller and AnnCharlott Enberg describe the key components in a comprehensive tank management system to meet the safety requirements for the application. Lydia […]

Remote Proof Testing Safety Level Switches

Posted in Level, Safety on Monday, April 22nd, 2019. No comments yet
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One of the necessities in managing safety instrumented systems throughout the IEC 61511 safety lifecycle is to perform periodic proof tests on the components in a safety instrumented function to verify proper function. A short 2:44 YouTube video, How to Remotely Proof-Test the Rosemount 2140:SIS shows how this proof testing can be performed remotely for […]

Simplifying Safety Valve Proof Testing

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. No comments yet
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A safety instrumented function (SIF) within a safety instrumented system (SIS) consists of a sensor, logic solver, and final element. As part of the IEC 61511 global safety standard, these elements within the SIF must be tested during the operational phase of the safety lifecycle. Of the 3 elements, the final control element, typically a […]

Partial Stroke Test for Final Elements—Diagnostic Coverage Factors

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Thursday, December 13th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Riyaz Ali Partial stroke test is one of the viable means to check mechanical integrity of Final Element of Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) loop. Generally, end users struggle on question of credit of PST for improvement in SIL (Safety Integrity Level). IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 define diagnostic coverage factors (DCF), but do not […]