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March 25, 2013

Design Safety Instrumented Systems with Relevant Data

Laboratory-based data can be too optimistic; some data from the field are too pessimistic. Her is how to deal with that dilemma

Mark Menezes, Rosemount Inc.; Steve Brown, E.I. du Pond de Nemours & Co.

Users design safety instrumented systems to bring the risk of identified process hazards to within tolerable levels, using application-specific risk models, user inspection schedules, and safety data for the devices under consideration. A key problem when designing such systems is ensuring the relevance of the available data. Read more from this article that originally appeared in CE in July of 2003....

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