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Process Safety and Functional Safety in Support of Asset Productivity and Integrity

By Luis Durán ABB Process Automation Control Technologies |

Approaches to plant safety continue to evolve based on lessons learned, as well as new automation standards and technology In the chemical process industries (CPI), one incident can have a tremendous impact on the people in the plant, the communities around it, the environment and the production asset. This article outlines how learning from past incidents continues to drive the development of both newer standards, as well as new approaches to process automation as it relates to plant safety and security.   Learning from incidents Figure 1. Safety should always a priority at a process plant[/caption] Today, there is a lot of information available about process incidents and industrial accidents from sources such as the Chemical Safety Board (www.csb.gov), Industrial Safety and Security Source (www.isssource.com) or Anatomy of an Incident (www.anatomyofanincident.com). Regardless of the source, and considering the amount of public discussion that takes place, particularly following the very large and visible industrial incidents, it’s important to take the opportunity to learn and seek opportunities to improve and prevent these incidents from happening again (Figure 1). The impact of incidents and accidents on people, the environment…
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