July 2015

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HP Automation Strategies: Safety lifecycle management challenges in hydrocarbon processing plants

Many automation and SIS vendors to the downstream HPI do not provide safety lifecycle management software that extends beyond initial commissioning work. In many cases, only the bare minimum SIF proof testing has been performed for the most critical protective and mitigative functions.

Scalia, J., ARC Advisory Group

Although they are mandated by functional and process safety standards, such as ISA-84 and IEC 61511, many automation and safety instrumented system (SIS) vendors to the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) do not provide safety lifecycle management software that extends beyond the initial work performed to commission the SIS logic solver. As a result, in many cases, only the bare minimum safety instrumented function (SIF) proof testing has been performed for the most critical protective and mitigative functions. While the mandated functional safety requirements specification (SRS) should provide a description of how safety should be maintained within a process or plant area, ARC

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