February 2018

Environment and Safety

Use your data to its full potential to prevent outages

In a process plant, the safety system is responsible for the protection of personnel, resources and the environment, by taking the plant to a safe state in the event of a fault. However, is the system capable of contributing more to the plant’s uptime and profitability?

Creef, B., HIMA Americas, Inc.

In a process plant, the safety system is responsible for the protection of personnel, resources and the environment, by taking the plant to a safe state in the event of a fault. However, is the system capable of contributing more to the plant’s uptime and profitability? Opportunities for modern safety systems to make such contributions do exist; they are based on the large amount of process, diagnostic and instrument data that these systems contain. If this data can be extracted in real time and converted into beneficial information, then it can be used to allow plant personnel to act quickly and confidently. This can reduce downtime, increase safety and potentially prevent outages. Safety s

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