Considerations for Effective Gas Detector Placement
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A collection of our Blogs, Articles, and Whitepapers
The analysis of existing gas detection systems has shown that the primary limiting factor in the effectiveness of a system is incorrect...
Cost considerations for Burner Management Systems (BMS)
(and where picking safety integrity levels on burner management systems makes sense) Safety is always a primary concern at any industrial...
SIL ratings and certification for fire & gas system hardware ; Is industry barking up the wrong tree
There are many devices (sensors, logic solvers and final elements) used in safety instrumented systems that are independently certified...
IPL/CMS- Integrity Management of Non-SIS Independent Protection Layers after the LOPA
This paper discusses the identification, selection, implementation and management of Non-SIF IPLs through the process lifecycle.
How Taking Credit for Planned and Unplanned Shutdowns Can Help You Achieve Your SIL Targets
Achieving Safety Integrity Level (SIL) targets can be difficult when proof test intervals approach turnaround intervals of five years or mor
Case Study of a Safety Instrumented Burner Management System (SI-BMS)
This paper will cover: the development of a SIS front end loading package the project cost savings realized attributed to following the saf
Can we achieve Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL 3) without analyzing Human Factors?
Incorporate quantitative Human Factors into a SIL analysis. Representative operating units at various stages of maturity in human factors an
What is Truth? Do SIL Calculations Reflect Reality?
Are random hardware failures the only thing that cause a safety instrumented function (SIF) to fail? What if our assumptions are wrong? What
Functional Safety Specialists May be Stuck in the Past – Do our SIL calculations Reflect Reality?
Functional safety specialists may be stuck in the past and doing industry a disservice. The current industry trend is to only consider rando
The use of Bayesian Networks in Functional Safety
Functional safety engineers follow the ISA/IEC 61511 standard & perform calculations based on random hardware failures. These result in...
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