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Q&A with Co-Author of Safety Instrumented System Design

ISA recently published the third edition of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification by William M. Goble, Ph.D., PE, CFSE, and Iwan van Beurden, MSc, CFSE. In this Q&A feature, Goble highlights the focus, importance, and differentiating qualities of the book. Q. Why were you inspired/motivated to write this book? A. Previous books on […]

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Understanding Safety Life Cycles

The international standard IEC/EN 61508 has been widely accepted as the basis for the specification, design, and operation of safety instrumented systems (SIS). In general, IEC/EN 61508 uses a formulation based on risk assessment: An assessment of the risk is undertaken and, on the basis of this assessment, the necessary safety integrity level (SIL) is […]

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Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest Applications Presented By: Mr. Dustin Beebe, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Steve Ferrer, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Darwin Logerot, ProSys Read Bio Abstract: Investigations of many catastrophic plant events have shown alarm flooding to have been significant distractions for the operators just prior to the incident. This connection […]

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Design of Emergency Steam Load Shedding System Using Dynamic Simulation

This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest Applications Presented By: Mr. Abhilash Nair, Invensys Operations Management Read Bio Mr. Obaid M Al-Swailmy, Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company Read Bio Mr. Anil Kewalramani, Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company Read Bio Mr. Tariq Khan, Invensys Operations Management Read Bio Abstract: Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (SK), an affiliate of Saudi […]

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MPC, Fuzzy or PID?

In the ISA Automation Week Mentor Program I am providing guidance for extremely talented individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. We will be sharing a question and the answers each week. If you would like to provide additional answers, please send them to Susan Colwell at ISA. This question is […]

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Control Valves in Process Safety Applications

Update: I received great news from Riyaz that the ISA Kuwait section has agreed to let us upload and link to their December 2009 newsletter containing Riyaz’s article, When is a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Rating of a Valve Required? I’d like to thank the ISA Kuwait staff and encourage readers in this region to join and participate. […]

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