Automation of Proof Testing
With modern safety systems and the "digitization" of field device information, test sequences can now be largely automated. In practice, this means considerable simplification and potential savings.
Benefits of Process Simulation: Smart Safety, Simulated
No two industrial plants are the same. The same can be said for plant safety chains that constantly mitigate risk and keep valuable assets protected. It’s often difficult to get an oversight on system performance. Read how dynamic simulation and visualization tools can ensure systems keep the gap on safety closed.
Around the World with COTS – Part 2
In the first article of this two-part series, we began a journey around the world to uncover some of the most successful examples of COTS safety systems. Now we go a little further afield and take a look at some other interesting applications for COTS technology.
The HART of SAFETY Data Intelligence
Field devices act as the eyes and ears of your organization. Most companies don’t utilize the data these devices collect to its full potential due to security reasons as well as the significant effort required for collecting and analyzing it. Now, however, a new concept is emerging. Safety data intelligence enables plant operators to securely turn field device data into key insights that accelerate digitization and simplify compliance. The concept is based on a widely used industry standard: the HART protocol.
Around the World with COTS – Part 1
Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions are not a one-off phenomenon. Many companies are already demonstrating the diversity of COTS applications and experiencing the full range of benefits. The versatile technology is revealing its enormous potential around the globe – from France to Australia. Join us on the first part of our world tour.
An Engineer’s Story: Tackling Safety at Ichthys Gas Field
Ensuring one of the world’s largest gas production facilities is continuously safe is a huge task. Defining a strategy, implementing it, and deploying the right safety applications is a megaproject. HIMA has been doing this at Ichthys gas field since 2009. What does it take to succeed at a project of this size? HIMA engineer Nalini Kanth provides insights based on his experiences on site.
COTS Fact Check: Perception and Truth in the Rail Sector
COTS is now fully established in the rail safety market. Richard Ogilvie, Director of Rail Control Systems (RCS) Australia, recalls that things were very different just a few years ago. Today, his company can be seen as a pioneer in terms of COTS safety solutions, dispelling many misconceptions.