December 2014

Misc

Update on control and safety systems for turbomachinery

All plant workers want to reduce the safety risk associated with turbomachinery operation while avoiding nuisance trips. The goal is to run machines in an efficient manner. In this context, safety ris..

Staroselsky, S., Compressor Controls Corp.; Jacobson, W., McWhirter, J., Compressor Controls

All plant workers want to reduce the safety risk associated with turbomachinery operation while avoiding nuisance trips. The goal is to run machines in an efficient manner. In this context, safety risk refers to catastrophic events, such as turbine overspeeding, which can lead to severe injury or death, not to mention lost revenue and extensive repairs. Analysis and compliance Rigorous analysis of the failure causes and their mitigation can significantly reduce the risk of catastrophic failure. However, full compliance with the safety standard requirements, such as IEC61508, can lead to additional complexity and cost for control and safety system procurement. This places a greater burden

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