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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 […]

Fired Heater Safety and Burner Management Systems

Posted in Refining, Safety on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. No comments yet
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Back in March in a post, Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters, I shared some thoughts from a presentation by Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and David Sheppard. The good news is that their thoughts are now available in a PTQ article, Role of fired heater safety systems. Fired heaters are found in refineries and chemical […]

Fired Heater Safety Standards and Burner Management

Posted in Safety on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters, I highlighted an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) paper by Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and Dave Sheppard. In this post, I’ll share the safety system design, selection and estimated savings in startup time reductions from the paper. The authors note that safety instrumented systems […]