Safety Instrumented Systems - Avoidance and Control of Systematic Failures

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Safety Instrument Systems (SIS) intend to control risk of hazards to a tolerable boundary by reducing dangerous failures rate. There are two types of failures; random and systematic. Random failures occur at random times and result from one or more degradation mechanisms. Systematic failures, however, are related to a deterministic way to a certain cause, which can only be eliminated by a modification of the design or manufacturing process, operational procedures, documentation or other relevant factors. Both systematic safety integrity (to avoid systematic failures) and hardware safety Integrity (to avoid random failures) are needed to meet the required risk reduction target for a SIS. Thus, if systematic integrity is missed, much is neglected. Studies show that many catastrophic accidents occurring in process industries address multiple systematic failures. Unlike random failures, systematic failures cannot be analyzed straightforwardly. The author’s experiences in automation field of process industries shows avoidance and control of systematic failures in SIS are not being highlighted as much as random hardware failures. This talk focuses on systematic failures and discusses procedures, techniques and measures to be used for avoidance and control of systematic failures.



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  • 110 – 12 Ave SW
  • Attendees need to sign in with TransAlta Security
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada T2P 2M1
  • Building: TransAlta Building
  • Room Number: Auditorium - Basement

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  • Starts 04 December 2018 01:49 PM
  • Ends 04 February 2019 05:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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Amir Moutameni, P.Eng. Senior Automation Engineer (Safety) at Honeywell International Inc.

Amir Moutameni, P.Eng. Senior Automation Engineer (Safety) at Honeywell International Inc.

Topic:

Safety Instrumented Systems - Avoidance and Control of Systematic Failures

Biography:

With more than 20 years of experience in the process industry, Amir provides engineering services and consulting for oil, gas and petrochemical segment - with special emphasize in the functional safety. Amir has a MS in Electrical Engineering, he is certified professional engineer in Alberta, certified functional safety engineer by TUV, Honeywell P&AS Safety Certified Engineer and certified Project Management Professional.





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Program for Tuesday, February 5th, 2019:

» 5:30 Registration

» 6:00 Introduction

» 6:15 Presentation

» 7:00 Break & Light Dinner

» 7:30 Presentation Resumes

» 8:15 Q&A

» 8:30 Networking

» 9:00 Doors close



Advance registration only. Registration at the door is NOT available. Participants must sign-in at the Security Desk in the T2 Building prior to the seminar, and must sign-out upon leaving.



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