Here is what you will find in this edition:
- Ask Doctor SIS: “My company implements IEC 61511-2003 on new installations…”, by Angela Summers
- “Tracking Instrumentation and Controls Reliability”, by A.D. Arnold, Shane Pirtle, and Brant Smith
- SIS-TECH reduces customer turnaround time and helps drive down costs
- Follow SIS-TECH on technical events and training calender
We invite you to come and join us in celebration. There will be an open house at 12621 Featherwood Drive, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77034. Please be sure and save the date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
Ask Doctor SIS
The question: “My company implements IEC 61511-2003 on new installations, but has grandfathered some existing SISs that were designed and managed in accordance with my company’s internal standard. The grandfathered SISs are not in compliance with all of the 2003 requirements, but they do meet the required risk reduction. . . What if my SISs do not comply with the recent changes? Does grandfathering apply to these SISs as well?”
Tracking Instrumentation and Controls Reliability
In the refining and petrochemical industry, there is an ongoing struggle to improve quality, increase production and reduce incidents, especially catastrophic events. A significant share of these unplanned events can be attributed to inadequate procedures or failure to follow procedures. There are three identifiable groups within a manufacturing plant with the responsibility to ensure compliance with these procedures . . . See more
SIS-TECH reduces customer turnaround time and helps drive down costs. . .
SIS-TECH offers training:
July 14, 2014, TÜV Rheinland FSEng Training/Certificate –Hazards identification techniques, requirements for designing and managing SIS. Certification is available.
July 28, 2014, Instrumentation Technology – 3 day course in diversity of measurement devices, ancillary devices, applications, valves and SIL devices used in industry.
Sept, 16, 2014, SIS Implementation – 3 day course, an overview of the SIS management system – the Safety Lifecycle. Certification of completion from MKOPSC. An optional test may be taken to become PRISM-Certified.
Sept, 24, 2014, Process Hazard Analysis – 2 day course in Fundamentals of the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).