May 2002


The safe automation gap – Part 2

SIS design, operation and maintenance are critical tools to bridge this division

Summers, A., SIS-Tech Solutions, LLC

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has been using instrumented systems for as long as there has been chemical processing. Reliance on instrumentation has increased at an incredible pace; however, the resources allocated to properly specify, implement and document these systems have declined. This has led to significant deficiencies in instrumented system design. In response to this shortfall, instrumentation societies have created industrial standards regarding safe automation to bridge this gap. Process safety management (PSM) regulations were released a decade ago in answer to increased safety-instrumente

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