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Safety Instrumented System Diagnostics to Prevent, Not Initiate Safety Trips

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Safety on Thursday, May 24th, 2012. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux pointed me to a great blog post by exida’s Principal Partner, Dr. William Goble. The post, I Don’t Want No D*** Diagnostics! describes how automatic diagnostics in a safety-rated transmitter led to a false trip, much to the displeasure of the impacted control engineer and plant staff. Dr. Goble describes the incident: […]

Field Device Sharing Between Control and Safety Systems

Posted in Measurement, Safety on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux has been receiving great questions on process safety and the IEC 61511 global safety standard during some of the recent Safety Lifecycle Seminars. He’s written a post to address one of them: A very common topic of discussion is the sharing of field devices between the basic process control system (BPCS) and […]