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Safety Instrumented System Architecture Diagnostics

Posted in Safety, Technologies on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011. One comment so far
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The language of process safety is filled with its own jargon. Architectures are described as 1oo1, 1oo2, 2oo2, 2oo3, etc. The “oo” means “out of”. So, 1oo1 means one-out-of-one. William M. Goble and Harry Cheddie wrote a book, Safety Instrumented Systems Verification – Practical Probabilistic Calculations, to explain how to do probabilistic calculations based on […]

Control Valves in Process Safety Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Monday, April 11th, 2011. No comments yet
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Update and bump: I received great news from Riyaz that the ISA Kuwait section has agreed to let us upload and link to their December 2009 newsletter containing Riyaz’s article, When is a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Rating of a Valve Required? I’d like to thank the ISA Kuwait staff and encourage readers in this […]

Positioners and Partial Stroke Tests in Safety Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009. 8 comments so far
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InTech magazine has a web exclusive on the importance of safety valves in a safety instrumented system. The article, Valve failure: Not an Option, describes methods of implementing partial stroke testing (PST) to reduce the probability of failure upon demand, average (PFDavg). For those not familiar with a partial stroke test, I found this definition: […]