Processing plants contain many valves that perform safety functions that we hope need never be used in earnest. Such use means that something has gone wrong and at least one plant system has to be shut down disrupting operations.
For owner-operators of oil & gas facilities, understanding and predicting industrial hazards and their accompanying safeguards is not only responsible business practice, it is a measureable competitive advantage.
In 2007 OSHA accepted and recognized that those who meet ANSI/ISA – S84.00.01 / IEC 61511 Functional safety requirements related to (SIS) would be in compliance with OSHA PSM. But what is Functional Safety and HOW does it fit into a PSM program?
The bull market for energy projects around the world has noticeably impacted the Chemical and Process industry. Firms are struggling to recruit, retain and train staff at all levels as skilled workers seek out new challenges created by booming growth.
Plant critical control and safety systems grow less reliable as they are adjusted, modified, and maintained by numerous owners and engineering companies. Nearing the end of their life expectancy these systems can fail, causing production loss