Protecting People and Increasing Productivity Through Safety
The oil and gas, nuclear power, chemical and many other industries rely heavily on functional safety to achieve safe environments within their facilities.
Integrating design safety procedures into the technical design, development, operation and maintenance of flow control equipment protects people, increases uptime and improves the reliability of associated production processes. 'Functional safety' provides a methodology for ensuring that safety related systems will reduce the risk of a hazardous event.
Functional safety is an increasingly important aspect of operational safety considerations in a variety of flow control applications and is becoming a requirement in oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical and power plants.
This article from Hydrocarbon Engineering introduces and highlights the key concepts of this safety standard.