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Integrated Control and Safety System CapEx and OpEx Considerations

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009. No comments yet
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Process automation systems and safety instrumented systems (SIS) have been changing with the rapid pace of technology change. An ARC Advisory Group whitepaper, Business Issues Driving Safety System Integration, outlined some of the various ways automation suppliers have been integrating these systems for process manufacturers. They described three integration levels: interfaced, integrated, and common. Emerson’s […]

Using HART Diagnostics in Your Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Asset Optimization, Interoperability, Safety on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alan Harris has written a new whitepaper, DeltaV SIS HART Capabilities. It describes various HART capabilities that can be used with the DeltaV SIS system as well as HART diagnostics implementation best practices. For those unfamiliar with HART, the HART Communications Foundation describes it: HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) Protocol is the global standard […]

Modular Safety for Marine and Offshore Oil and Gas Production

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Safety on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Wim van Loon and Rafael Lachmann presented Modular Safety Concept (MSC) for Marine & Offshore projects and the Value Proposition at Emerson Exchange. Their abstract: The current demands from the Marine and Offshore industry require low CAPEX, high amount of flexibility and increasingly faster execution of projects. Emerson offers the Modular Safety Concept as […]

Start with API RP 556 for Flame Detection Guidance

Posted in Safety, Safety Monitoring on Monday, September 21st, 2009. No comments yet
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Some questions on flame detector reliability came my way the other day from a blog reader in the refining industry. I ran the questions by Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a refining industry consultant. Gary’s first response was to point to the authoritative source for fired heater protection in the refining and petrochemical industries, API Recommended Practice […]

The Question of Common, Integrated, and Interfaced Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Safety on Friday, August 14th, 2009. No comments yet
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The question of integration with respect to safety instrumented systems (SIS) and basic process control systems (BPCS) continues unabated. Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux alerted me to a great article, The Question of Integration, in the June issue of Control Engineering Asia magazine. It was written by a TÜV FSExpert with one of the automation suppliers. He […]