Category: Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels Safety Reliability Instruments Symposium Conferences
Submitted by Ian Verhappen on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 18:08
I was fortunate enough to be able to participate and speak at the “68th Annual Instrumentation Symposium for the Process Industries” January 22-24 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Submitted by Katherine Bonfante on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 13:19
Radiation from Japan is showing up in our food. Shouldn't we do something about it?
Category: Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels safety standards Safety System Safety #pauto
Submitted by Katherine Bonfante on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 07:38
Through our Facebook feed we came across these pics - not released on major American news sites - of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant after the earthquake and tsunami.http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp/daiichi-photos.htm
Category: cybersecurity cyberterrorism cyber security Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels safety standards Safety System Security Safety Cyber Attack Cyber Safety And Security For Computers And Systems Cyber Vulnerability Security Policies Cyber Infrastructure
Submitted by Katherine Bonfante on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 09:17
The industry uses the general term "threat information," but during more detailed discussions, it seems that the information companies seek is more like the traditional military concept of "tactical information."
Category: ISA engineering education Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels safety standards Safety System Safety
Submitted by nbartels on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 08:35
Hey, it doesn't get much better than that. ISA sent this reminder to my email box this morning. Check it out. SIS training and free CDs. Sweet.
Category: S84 Shell Global Solutions Fieldbus Foundation Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels safety standards FF-SIF IEC 61508 IEC 61511
Submitted by waltboyes on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 20:11
Rich Timoney, president of the Fieldbus Foundation, likened it to the difference between forensics and diagnostic medicine. One figures out what happened after you're dead, the other keeps you alive and healthy. That's the point to the five year effort to develop Safety Instrumented Systems using Foundation Fieldbus.
Category: S84 Honeywell Process Systems Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels safety standards NFPA Factory Mutual
Submitted by waltboyes on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 12:44
From the press release: HONEYWELL SAFETY MANAGER ATTAINS CERTIFICATION FROM FACTORY MUTUAL Safety Manager is First Safety System in Process Industries to Receive NFPA 72 Certification from U.S.-Certifying Body PHOENIX, Feb. 28, 2008 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced its Safety Manager platform is the process industries’ first safety instrumented system...
Category: cyber security process safety S99 Joe Weiss S84 Sarbanes-Oxley Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels safety standards Bob Adamski
Submitted by waltboyes on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 13:12
Bob Adamski, Invensys' SIS guru, has been talking about the hacking of process safety systems for several years now. I think he's right, but we appear to be in a minority. Bob gave me his nightmare about how this could be done several years ago, and I've had it for...
Category: process safety SIS Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) S95 Center for Chemical Process Safety Sarbanes-Oxley ISA-95 Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels T2 labs
Submitted by waltboyes on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 20:19
Well, we've had another Sarbanes-Oxley event. This time, a plant called T2 Labs in Jacksonville, Fla. suffered an explosion which killed at least three persons and sent at least fourteen to area hospitals. See the report here: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/12/19/florida.explosion/index.html It is simply too early to determine the cause of the explosion...
Category: process safety SIS Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) S84 Center for Chemical Process Safety Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Integrity Levels
Submitted by waltboyes on Fri, 11/30/2007 - 12:00
Last week, the UK HSE (Health and Safety Executive), the UK equivalent of OSHA, reported that in their opinion, more than half of the oil and gas industry's basic assets in the UK North Sea that have been inspected over the past 3 years are in poor condition, and companies...