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Rethink the hazards in your process

12.01.2013  |  Modi, R.,  Professional engineer, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Keywords: [process control] [saftey ] [instruments] [SIS] [SIL] [HAZOP] [ESD] [PLC] [PHA]

In designing process safety systems, “more” is not necessarily better. Advanced technology has created a mindset to over-install hardware to prevent or to reduce the risk of failure in hydrocarbon processing facilities. Several international standards set guidelines on equipment/instrumentation life cycle systems. There are better approaches in developing a safety instrument system (SIS) that can achieve a balanced safety function system and still meet all mandatory requirements.

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