Posts Tagged ‘safety instrumented system’

Preventing Over-Pressurization with HIPPS

Posted in Safety on Thursday, August 30th, 2018. No comments yet
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Wikipedia defines a High-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) as: …a type of safety instrumented system (SIS) designed to prevent over-pressurization of a plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery. The HIPPS will shut off the source of the high pressure before the design pressure of the system is exceeded, thus preventing loss of […]

Flame and Gas Detection in Layers of Protection

Posted in Analyzers, Safety on Friday, June 8th, 2018. No comments yet
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For manufacturing processes with hazardous substances that are combustible or can cause harm to people and property, flame and gas detection systems are often used as part of the risk mitigation strategy. This 11-minute video, Rosemount Flame and Gas Layers of Protection describes how these sensors are used in layers of protection for the process […]

Filling Gaps in Global Safety Standards

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. No comments yet
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A safety instrumented function (SIF)’s purpose is to reduce the risk of a specific hazard. For example, an upset condition in an oil and gas production separator may cause a series of SIFs within a safety instrumented system (SIS) to shut in the wells feeding the separator. A SIF contains a sensor, logic solver and […]

Vortex Flow Meters in Safety Instrumented Functions

Posted in Flow, Safety on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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Safety instrumented systems provide a layer of protection beyond the control system to safely shutdown the process during abnormal situations. A safety instrumented function (SIF) or “safety loop” includes the sensing device, logic solver and final control element to perform safety function upon demand. Flow measurement devices are often the sensing devices in these SIFs. […]

Proof Testing Level Measurement Devices

Posted in Level, Safety on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. No comments yet
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Safety instrumented systems (SIS) include the sensor(s), final control element(s) and logic solver(s) for each of the safety instrumented functions (SIFs) in the SIS. To verify the SIFs are performing the amount of risk reduction intended for their application, they must be periodically proof tested. PCN Europe magazine interviewed Emerson’s Teddy Tzegazeab on how proof […]