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- Fire & Gas Products & Panels | aeSolutions
Fire and Gas Products 20 years of delivering FM Approved industrial PLC Fire & Gas products The aeSolutions FM Approved family of Fire & Gas safety systems ensures compliance with the latest NFPA 72 standards and FM 3010 standard for fire alarm signaling systems to meet all of OSHA’s requirements. FM Approved to be in compliance with FM Approval's Combustible Gas Standard 6320, Toxic Gas Detection standard 6340, and ANSI/ISA 12.13.01 Performance Requirements for Combustible Gas Detectors standard. FGS 1400 MK II is FM Approved for combination system I/O this allows the end user to control HVAC, process ESD, SIS safety functions, and other non fire processes from the fire panel. The FGS 1400 MK II is listed for Fire Command Center and proprietary Supervising Station functions. Are you Compliant? With aeSolutions on your team, you can rest assured that your Fire and Gas System is designed to the latest FM Approve d Fir e and Gas standards utilizing our first-hand industry experience. Product Benefits: • Scalability provides you with customization options • Listed for use with a wide variety of end devices for maximum flexibility • Customized functionality and listings available • Industrial PLC platform for plant-wide integration • Options for both SIL capable and non-SIL capable • FM-Listed for Fire & Gas detection and suppression to satisfy regulations • Industrial grade hardware for increased reliability in plant applications • Factory training available to enable end users to maintain their systems FGS 1400 MK II Industrial designed system, SIL 3-capable logic solver, scalable to large I/O count. Download datasheet FGS 1300 FM-approved for lower I/O count applications. Class I Division 2 area classification status. Download datasheet PS 1 400 20 / 50 / 100 / 150 Power supplies that meet NFPA 72 requirements. The power you need, when you need it. Download datasheet : PS 1400 20A - PS 1400 50A - PS 1400 100A PS 1400-20-DIV2 Battery set FM-listed for Class I Div 2 areas. Rugged and reliable. Download datasheet Understanding Flammable Mist Explosion Hazards aeSolutions Announces Major Update to its FGS 1400 Fire & Gas Product Featured Design, fabrication, commissioning aeSolutions can Partner with Siemens to provide a turnkey system from philosophy, fabrication, FAT, field installation of equipment, and SAT.
- aeSolutions - Process Safety, Fired Equipment & Automation
Engineering Company Integrating Process Safety, Automation & Fired Equipment Success Stories +25 Years Strong +40 Certified Experts +2000 Clients Served +600 Projects per Year Improving industry by guiding our clients to increasingly resilient operations and safer communities. How We Can Help Our Story Our Services Alarm Management Machinery Safety Migrations and Upgrades Process Safety Fired Equipment Project Management Combustible & Toxic Gas SIS Engineering Feature Stories 5 Facets of an Efficient Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) People First. People Always. Race-Ready Project Development Gives Chemical Plants an Edge - Chemical Processing A Look Back at 25 Years of Learning and Growing Process Safety Consulting: Enhancing Management Systems and Regulatory Compliance aeSolutions Making a Difference Client Success Built With Trusted Expertise aeSolutions is an engineering consulting and systems integration company that provides industrial process safety and automation products and services. We specialize in helping industrial clients achieve their site’s risk management and operational excellence goals. Process Safety As a supplier of complete process safety management (PSM) solutions, we pride ourselves on providing engineers from industry with design, maintenance, operating, and process safety backgrounds. Our specialists understand how plants operate because they have actually worked in covered processes and facilities. Alarm Managem ent Our clients recognize the relationship between the process safety performance of their facilities and the implementation of effective alarm management techniques and alarm philosophy. Our alarm management services help clients improve the performance of their alarm systems and increase the situational awareness of their operators. Machinery Safety Clients who operate and maintain machinery and robotics list safety is a top priority. We help manufacturing facilities achieve safe machine operation through risk assessments, application of the hierarchy of control, and sensible safeguard design. Our scalable programs address client’s specific needs and the machinery lifecycle to provide tailored solutions aligned with international and United States’ standards. DCS/PLC Migrations and Upgrades aeSolutions can provide the system integration methodology, technical services, and resources to accomplish the objectives of your automation project. We work with you from project inception to final commissioning through a proven project delivery model integrating diverse hardware, software, and services from multiple vendors and stakeholders into a unified, integrated system. Safety Instrumen ted Systems aeSolutions has a unique process to design and implement ISA84/IEC 61511-compliant safety instrumented systems (SIS). We integrate our knowledge and experience in PHA/LOPA along with control system hardware and field instrumentation to ensure that Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) are clearly defined. We define, design, and document the safety functions to meet your safety and online reliability requirements for 61511 and regulatory compliance. Fired Equipment From up-front engineering to end-user compliance testing, aeSolutions has helped clients create and maintain safe, efficient fired equipment and associated processes. With our extensive engineering knowledge of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and other regulations, aeSolutions is uniquely qualified to advise on virtually all combustion-related codes and other hazard assessments. Combustible & Toxic Gas The aeSolutions Fire and Combustible & Toxic Gas Detection team deliver a unique blend of experience in philosophy, technology selection, and geographic/scenario-based modeling. Beginning with a Gas Detection Philosophy development or review and update, we design a system that is fit for purpose, cost-effective, and has a defined basis that can be updated as the plant evolves.
- Fire & Gas Detection Detailed Engineering
Fire and Toxic & Combustible Gas - Detailed Engineering aeSolutions utilizes first-hand industry experience to design clients' Fire and Gas Systems to the latest FM Approved standards. Our system design services include developing wiring plans, functional test plans, factory acceptance and site acceptance test plans and facilitation(FAT/SAT Plans). During the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) we confirm that all aspects of the control system are in full compliance with the final design documentation. Field Design Deliverables Written Narrative Riser Diagram Floor Plan Layout Sequence of Operation Manufacturer’s Published Instructions Battery Calculations Voltage Drop Calculations Detailed Design Deliverables Detector Final Placement End Device Selection I/O Assignment Panel Design Architecture Block Diagram Cable Schedule / Cable Block Diagrams Installation Details for End Devices Engineering and Design calculations Completion Test Forms HMI screen requirements Installation Support Fire & Gas Pr oducts NRTL Approved Fire Panels NRTL Approved Power Supplies NRTL Approved Proprietary Supervisor Stations Ensure toxic gas detection Fire & Gas Lifecycle Services Ongoing Maintenance Training - to Operate, Maintain, and More Contact Us
- Alarm Management | aeSolutions
Alarm Management aeSolutions provides services and systems to bring the client’s alarm management practices into compliance with the current ISA 18.2 standards. Poor alarm management has been a critical factor in major process safety incidents throughout history. Successful alarm management is key in achieving effectiveness of alarms and the ability of operating personnel to respond promptly and correctly. aeSolutions can supply expertise for multiple stages of the alarm management lifecycle specializing in: Philosophy development Gap assessment of current alarm philosophy Alarm management and rationalization training Facilitation of alarm rationalizations Including our alarm rationalization tool, aeAlarm™ Alarm management program gap assessment The goal of our alarm management services is to help clients improve the performance of their alarm systems and increase the situational awareness of their operators. Our clients recognize there is a direct relationship between the process safety performance of their facilities and the implementation of their effective alarm management techniques. Featured : How to Keep the Alarm Management Lifecycle Evergreen Blog & Whitepaper Alarm Management Lifecycle *Modified Lifecycle from ISA 18.2 aeSolutions’ alarm management services are designed to support our clients’ desires to encourage a culture of sustainable alarm management as an important component to their overall process safety strategy. Download our Flyer ( PDF ) Alarm Management Services The aeSolutions developed alarm rationalization tool, aeAlarm™, delivers the ability to efficiently and consistently execute alarm rationalization. This unique tool provides customizable templates, and drop downs for severities and maximum time to respond, with automatic population of alarm priority. Download our Flyer ( PDF ) aeAlarm™ Rationalization Tool
- Safety Instrumented Systems - Automation Applications
Safety Instrumented Systems - Automation Applications Delivering Safety on Demand aeSolutions is especially qualified with Certified Functional Safety Experts to quantify process hazard risks and develop the safety requirements specifications for a process. National and international standards and regulations require that a safety interlock must meet a prescribed safety integrity level SIL-1 thru SIL-4 to have an acceptable probability of failure on demand for its associated hazard. There are many aspects to supplying the required SIL level, including the logic solver, I/O cards, redundancies, program blocks, networks, and the operator interactions. aeSolutions satisfies a project's safety interlock SIL requirements with independent, SIL-certified safety PLC's that can be integrated with the process automation DCS for monitoring and alarming. Our engineering specialists will design, configure, test, and install documented Safety Instrumented Systems that verifiably meet the client's Safety Requirements Specifications. • Logic solver hardware and software, TUV or Exida certified • Operator interaction through Cause and Effect matrix • Controlled access and modification protections • Secure fail safe communications for distributed safety • Verification test plans Automation Services Previous Next
- Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice (RAGAGEP) : Terms and Acronyms
Acronyms & Terms Glossary <- More Definitions Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice (RAGAGEP) Basis for engineering, operation, or maintenance activities and are themselves based on established codes, standards, published technical reports, or recommended practices or similar documents. Our Services 5 Facets of an Efficient Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) An efficient and effective PHA can enhance the safety of processes, reduce the risk of accidents and incidents, improve compliance with regu People First. People Always. The way in which aeSolutions emphasizes employee retention and development makes me very proud. We have many long-tenured employees... Race-Ready Project Development Gives Chemical Plants an Edge - Chemical Processing In the evolving world of chemical processing, companies face a formidable challenge as they strive to keep pace with ever-evolving...
- Scenario : Terms and Acronyms
Acronyms & Terms Glossary <- More Definitions Scenario An event or sequence of events that results in undesirable consequences. Scenarios are considered during Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) conducted by aeSolutions' trained facilitators. PHAs help companies identify hazard scenarios that could lead to a release of highly hazardous chemicals that can cause negative impact on people, the environment, and property. Our Services 5 Facets of an Efficient Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) An efficient and effective PHA can enhance the safety of processes, reduce the risk of accidents and incidents, improve compliance with regu People First. People Always. The way in which aeSolutions emphasizes employee retention and development makes me very proud. We have many long-tenured employees... Race-Ready Project Development Gives Chemical Plants an Edge - Chemical Processing In the evolving world of chemical processing, companies face a formidable challenge as they strive to keep pace with ever-evolving...
- Probability : Terms and Acronyms
Acronyms & Terms Glossary <- More Definitions Probability The likelihood of occurrence of an event or an event sequence during an interval of time. Probability is expressed as a dimensionless number ranging from 0 to 1. Our Services 5 Facets of an Efficient Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) An efficient and effective PHA can enhance the safety of processes, reduce the risk of accidents and incidents, improve compliance with regu People First. People Always. The way in which aeSolutions emphasizes employee retention and development makes me very proud. We have many long-tenured employees... Race-Ready Project Development Gives Chemical Plants an Edge - Chemical Processing In the evolving world of chemical processing, companies face a formidable challenge as they strive to keep pace with ever-evolving...
- DCS/PLC Migrations and Upgrades - Automation Engineering | Systems Engineering
DCS/PLC Migrations and Upgrades System Integration Solutions Upgrading a Distributed control system (DCS) is a complex task that requires careful planning, coordination, and testing to mitigate risks such as downtime and data loss. Site requirements, regulatory compliance, and minimizing disruptions must be considered to ensure a smooth cutover. However, the security and functionality benefits of newer technologies can outweigh the costs, making it a valuable process for industrial operations. aeSolutions can provide the methodology, technical services, resources, personnel, and field support to accomplish your goals and objectives working with you from project inception to final commissioning. Through a proven project delivery model, aeSolutions integrates diverse hardware, software, and services from multiple vendors and client stakeholders into a unified, integrated system. Our full range of services will lead you through the controls integration process to deliver a fully integrated, cohesive control system in a well-executed project. aeSolutions' Integration Services Conceptual & Preliminary Engineering - Front-End Loading (FEL) / Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) PFD/P&ID Development Control System Platform Evaluation Continuous and Batch Design TIC Estimate Development Instrument and Electrical Design (I&E) Instrument Index, Specs & Installation Details Plan Drawings Controls Electrical - Field Wiring MCC Specification & Design Cable Schedules Construction SOWs Systems Integration Control Hardware Design Control System Server Virtualization PLC, DCS, SIS, SCADA Configuration Network Architecture Layout/ Design Control Panel Fabrication & Testing Construction Oversight Commissioning/Startup Support Expanded "Design, Implement, & Commission" Our clients are increasingly challenged to produce more with less. The productivity of yesterday’s most efficiently operated facilities is not acceptable for even mid-pack performance today. We understand the economic pressures the industry faces —and our industrial automation services can help. Our teams are skilled in all aspects of process control engineering because we all understand that the greatest influence over project success or failure comes from the earliest stages of conceptual design, long before the actual programming effort ever begins. The overall result is a facility is both back online faster so you see the financial advantages of the new DCS faster. Automation Applications Our industrial automation services supply complete, fabricated, configured, and tested safety and control systems, including Basic Process Control Systems (BPCS), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Burner Management Systems (BMS), High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS), and Fire and Gas Systems (FGS). The result is a totally integrated automation lifecycle, from project inception to operation. Process Automation Systems Modernizing for Productivity and Profit Factory Automation Systems Mechanizing in Real Time Safety Instrumented Systems Delivering Safety on Demand Fire and Gas Systems Furnishing the Last Line of Defense Advanced Regulatory Control (ARC) Enlisting More Variables Burner Management Systems (BMS) Mitigating Fired System Hazards Combustion Control Systems (CCS) Optimizing Fuel Air Operation Human Machine Interfaces (SCADA) Interacting with Intuitive Information Alarm Management Systems Alerting Appropriate Action Migration Solutions Moving up with Modernization Conceptual & Preliminary Engineering Project Management Shaping a Successful Result from the Start Project Assessment and Conceptual Design Articulating the Project Vision and Characterizing the Control System Preliminary Engineering Converting Concept to Design Basis Lifecycle and Upgrade Planning Looking Ahead Hardware Design Hardware Design Specifications Developing Hardware Details Electrical and Instrumentation Design Connecting to the Process Hardware Design and Panel Fabrication Supplying World-Class Panels Construction, Installation, Commissioning Realizing the Vision Systems Integration Software Design Specifications Developing Software Details Network Design Distributing Monitoring and Control Control System Configuration Creating Consistently Correct Control Simulation and Factory Acceptance Testing Approving the Configurations Site Acceptance Testing and Startup Testing and Turnover Maintenance and Support Supporting Client Successes
- Common Mode Failure : Terms and Acronyms
Acronyms & Terms Glossary <- More Definitions Common Mode Failure Common Mode Failure is a Failure causing coincident failures in multiple systems on two or more separate channels in a redundancy system, leading to system failure. This state may result from one or more failure events. Our Services 5 Facets of an Efficient Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) An efficient and effective PHA can enhance the safety of processes, reduce the risk of accidents and incidents, improve compliance with regu People First. People Always. The way in which aeSolutions emphasizes employee retention and development makes me very proud. We have many long-tenured employees... Race-Ready Project Development Gives Chemical Plants an Edge - Chemical Processing In the evolving world of chemical processing, companies face a formidable challenge as they strive to keep pace with ever-evolving...
- aeSolutions Upcoming Events Calendar
Upcoming Events and Public Trainings Calendar shows our upcoming events such as trade shows we are participating in or upcoming training classes. Trade fairs or trade shows play important roles in marketing as well as business networking in market sectors that use them. Our team is usually presenting our engineering expertise as aeSolutions strives for excellence and perseveres to deliver on our commitments.. Whitepapers often result from these. Check back to aeSolutions’ blog for more details or any papers or recordings we are able to share from the trade show. aeSolutions’ Social Media accounts are a great way to keep up to date with our upcoming events and speaking engagements. You can find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/aesolutions or @aesolns on Twitter. People will seek to meet pe Relentless Drive to Excel At aeSolutions, we push through challenges with passion and purpose. Inclusive Value from All aeSolutions seeks out, encourages, and values the ideas and perspectives of all our team members, knowing that we are at our best when we work together. Results-Driven Deliver on Commitments ople and companies at their own level in the supply chain, as well as potential suppliers and potential buyers.
- Technical Whitepapers | aeSolutions.com
Whitepapers Combustion Safety Instrumented Systems Fire & Gas Process Safety Systems Integration Ten Fingers and Ten Toes: Applying Machinery Safety Principles in a Process Plant When performing risk assessments on process equipment, are you reviewing machinery as well? Using Small Data to Support Decision Making When LOPA Fails Data is needed to confidently claim a parameter value, starting with an assumed or generic value, and periodically updating that value with Understanding Flammable Mist Explosion Hazards While there is extensive testing and validation of hazards from flammable vapors, less information is available regarding flammable... A Tale of Two BPCS Credits, A Bayesian Case Study Have you ever had the problem of having a perfectly functional BPCS* interlock that you know is highly failure immune, yet when it comes... Using the STAMP Systems-Based Approach to Identify Hazards for the Transient Operating State STAMP (Systems Theoretic Accident Model and Processes) is a relatively new accident causality model based on systems theory. It draws its... How Can I Effectively Place My Gas Detectors Instrumentation, Reduction of Risk, Risk Assessment, Protection, Detection System, Alarms and Operator Interventions, Detector, Gas Detecti Does Your Facility Have the Flu? Use Bayes Rule to Treat the Problem Instead of the Symptom Is our industry addressing the problems facing it today? We idealize infinitesimally small event rates for highly catastrophic hazards,... Designing Operator Tasks to Minimize the Impact of Heuristics and Biases This paper proposes a combined approach of discussing the cognitive psychology behind System 1 and System 2 thinking, the types of heuristic Improving Human Factors Review in PHA and LOPA Having a working knowledge of these five tools will improve a PHA‐LOPA facilitator’s awareness and ability to better evaluate human error re Improving the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Design Process with Graphic Diagrams Examples of the different types of graphic diagrams, methods in which the diagrams were utilized, and the benefits that each provided in th FGS 1400 MK II - Evolution of the traditional Fire panel To develop the Fire and Gas system requirements needed by industry, we first needed to understand the regulatory requirements, applicable in Lessons Learned on SIL Verification and SIS Conceptual Design by Richard E. Hanner & Ravneet Singh There are many critical activities and decisions that take place prior to and during the Safety... Methodologies in Reducing Systematic Failures of Wired IPLs by Richard E. Hanner & Tab Vestal The history of high consequence incidents in industry reveals that most accidents were the result of... Reverend Bayes, Meet Process Safety-Use Bayes’ Theorem to Establish Site Specific Confidence in LOPA Bayes’ Theorem is sorely missing from the toolbox of Process Safety practitioners. This paper will introduce Bayes’ Theorem to the reader an 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... The use of Bayesian Networks in Functional Safety - Whitepaper Functional safety engineers follow the ISA/IEC 61511 standard and perform calculations based on random hardware failures. These result in... Burner Management System Safety Integrity Level Selection by Michael D. Scott, P.E., aeSolutions Founder This paper will discuss how quantitative methods can be utilized to select the appropriate... Identifying Required Safety Instrumented Functions for HIGH-TECH & SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING This paper will discuss the issues, decisions, and challenges encountered when attempting to initially apply the concepts of the Safety Life 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. Implementing Safety Instrumented BMS: Challenges and Opportunities Implementing a Safety Instrumented Burner Management (SI‐BMS) can be challenging, costly, and time consuming. Simply identifying design shor 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 Burner Management System Upgrade Challenges and Opportunities in Brownfield Installations by Mike Scott, P.E., CFSE, aeSolutions Founder A two‐prong templatized approach to multiple brownfield burner management system... Breathing Life into the Alarm Management Lifecycle ‘Evergreen’ and ‘lifecycle’ have become two common buzz words in our industry. They are thrown around in a variety of topics, processes, and 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 Stopping the Swirl: Facilitation Tools that Improve PHA Results and Efficiency Effective Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) facilitators combine soft skills with technical knowledge to guide PHA teams through a thorough iden Understanding Overpressure Scenarios and RAGAGEP Introduction to Using RAGAGEP for Overpressure Risk Mitigation A Database Approach to the Safety Life Cycle A systematic database approach can be used to design, develop and test a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) using methodologies that are in co 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 aeSolutions, applied engineering solutions, technical whitepapers based on our various service lines in industrial engineering consulting. Most of these papers have been presented an industry conferences and trade shows. We understand that the industry is constantly evolving. We also understand that, because of this, communication is more important than ever. That’s why it’s our goal to regularly publish technical whitepapers that keep our colleagues and clients informed. If you have any questions about the content of these whitepapers feel free to contact email@example.com and we will get you in touch with the right subject matter expert. We offer technical papers on process safety, process safety management, maritime, the water industry, chemicals and specialty chemicals, Fired Equipment, BMS or Burner Management Systems, Boiler Safety, Safety Instrumented Systems, System Integration or Automation, as well as HMU Human Machine Interface. Fire and Gas Panels. aeSolutions uses technical whitepapers to both record expertise and to market themselves. They almost all have been exhibited at industry trade shows on process safety