Posts Tagged ‘safety lifecycle’

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 […]

Managing the Lifecycle of Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Safety on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. One comment so far
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A tremendously experienced panel in functional safety included Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Senior Project Manager, Josef Neumann TÜV NORD Systems, Dr. William Goble Principle Partner, Exida, Russell Cockman Consultant SIS, Emerson, Nicolas Menet, Business Development Manager for Emerson’s Fisher Valves family of products, and Aart Pruysen Director Approvals, Emerson. The experts panel’s abstract: Maintaining Safety Integrity is vital […]

10 Ways to Improve Functional Safety

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. One comment so far
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ISA Portugal recently hosted a conference on functional safety. Emerson’s Russell Cockman, whom you may recall from earlier safety-related posts, presented 10 ways to improve functional safety without worrying where to put the decimal point in the calculation. From his title, you might anticipate that Russell would bring his humor to the serious subject of […]

Safety System Considerations for Process Fired Heaters

Posted in Refining, Safety on Monday, March 11th, 2013. 4 comments so far
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The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) will hold their 2013 annual meeting next week, just down the road from here in San Antonio Texas. This March 17-19 conference assembles key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world. Emerson’s Nikki Bishop will […]

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Roundup of Process Safety Thoughts and Ideas

Posted in Safety on Thursday, July 7th, 2011. No comments yet
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As we did with the recent energy efficiency post, I wanted to highlight a few key points made in past IEC 61511 safety lifecycle-related posts. This global safety standard provides a performance-based methodology to plan and execute your process safety efforts through the lifecycle of your manufacturing process. A great place to begin is with […]