August 2007 Safety Resources

Check out August's resources on Safety.

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For the month of August, our resources are specifically on important Safety issues. Read all about it here.

Product Safety Certification in China

China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark for safety control products has replaced the previous CCIB and CCEE mark. This website explores some of the mandates of the certification as well as products subject to compulsory certification. Certain products in the Certification Catalog will be exempted if they are imported only for use by foreign embassies or in exhibitions in china. Rockwell Automation; 440/646-3434; www.rockwellautomation.com/products/certification/china/index.html

Integrated Approach to Safety

White paper entitled “An Integrated Approach to Safety: Defense in Depth” discusses all aspects of safety in a plant from personnel, equipment and the environment.  There are sections on alarm management, regulations and standards, safety instrumented systems integration and early event detection. Honeywell; 877/466-3993; hpsweb.honeywell.com/NR/rdonlyres/B2D15B14-E1EF-4AE7-8B70-D80A0C625424/16973/IntegratedSafetyWhitePaper.pdf   

SIS Technology Upgrade Service

This upgrade program allows users of Tricon TMR (triple modular redundant) safety instrumented system (SIS) to upgrade to the latest Triconex technology at minimum cost and minimum production downtime. The “Advantage Upgrade” Program combines commercial incentives with an Automated Logic Translation service that converts, tests and validates the existing control logic for re-use in the new hardware modules. Triconex, unit of Invensys Process Systems; 866/746-6477; www.triconex.com

Safety System Trends

Whitepaper discusses the safety systems market and its trends. It describes the market scale and trends for safety systems, which constitute the background for developing this company’s ProSafe-RS system. Yokogawa Corp. of America; www.yokogawa.com/rd/pdf/TR/rd-tr-r00040-009.pdf

Purge System Configuration Tool

Web-based “Build Your Purge System” configuration tool empowers users to build a complete purge and pressurization system based on specific application needs in ten steps. Users enter known application variables such as class, division and enclosure volume, and the system configurator will provide a purging system model number, including all relevant accessories. Pepperl+Fuchs; 330/425-355; www.bebcoeps.com

Safety Instrumented Functions Demo

The Fieldbus Foundation’s “FOUNDATION for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF)” demonstration project has been expanded to include multiple end user locations around the world. Plans now call for field demonstrations of FOUNDATION for Safety Instrumented Functions at Shell Global Solutions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; BP, Gelsenkirchen, Germany; and Chevron, Richmond, CA, USA. Fieldbus Foundation; 512/794-8890; www.fieldbus.org

Safety Fieldbus Taking Aim at the Process Industries

What is preventing customers from using fieldbus technology with their safety systems? This white paper, by Siemens explores the history of safety-fieldbus, the current state of the technology, and speculates on the future impact of safety-fieldbus in the process industries.
To download the whitepaper click here.

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