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Article archive for ABB;

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What constitutes good operation and maintenance of a SIS? 20 September 2016

Are your operations and maintenance requirements correctly balancing the need for profitability with good safety? Effective SIS inspection and proof testing should confirm the correct operation of the sensing element(s) through the logic solver to the actuating devices. Where applicable, safety instrumented function (SIF) testing should also consider the logical voted paths between the various safety elements of the SIF to ensure all channels are tested.

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Why do you need a compliant Functional Safety Management System? 13 September 2016

Does your existing Functional Safety Management System meet with the requirements of industry good practice or are there any gaps? Recent high profile incidents and accidents have highlighted the need to ensure that installed layers of protection on hazardous installations meet required reliability and safety integrity requirements. For operators, this means having in place the correct methodologies that can link the hazard analysis with the confident developm...

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Integrated and safe operations in the offshore oil & gas industry 21 July 2015

A spokesman from ExxonMobil has said: “All the easy oil and gas in the world has pretty much been found. Now comes the harder work in finding and producing oil from more challenging environments and work areas.” Luis Duran of ABB in Houston, Texas, looks at how Integrated Operations can provide enhanced safety on the larger offshore platforms and facilities that are an increasing presence in the increasingly remote fields and basins now being bro...

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Improving environmental safety through responsible monitoring 14 August 2014

The escape of chemical pollutants into the environment either by air or water can pose a major environmental risk, not just on an industrial site but also to the surrounding area. For this reason, sites need to be carefully monitored so that emissions are accurately measured not only at known points of discharge, such as stacks and drainpipes, but also any other areas where there is a possibility of leakage. This article from ABB looks at some of the issues that need to be considered....

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Cable management and electrical safety for the oil & gas industry 29 August 2013

Thomas & Betts, a group member of ABB, will have a major presence at the forthcoming SPE Offshore Europe 2013, Aberdeen.  The extensive range of exhibits highlights the breadth of hazardous area solutions available from the company, including electrical conduit systems and cable glands, lighting and enclosures, cable trays and surge protection equipment. ...

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ABB wins marine order worth over $40 million in Finland 19 July 2011

ABB has won an order worth more than $40 million to provide complete energy-efficient power and propulsion systems for two new icebreaking vessels to be built by the Arctech Helsinki Shipyard in Finland. The order was booked during the first quarter of 2011....

Perception and reality – safety standards can deliver both 23 May 2011

A string of high profile incidents have left oil and gas companies under more scrutiny than ever when it comes to safety. Not only must companies operate safely but they must be seen to do so, which makes meeting agreed industry standards imperative, argues Stuart Nunns, manager of safety critical consultancy for ABB and Trevor Dunger, ABB’s pressure and level specialist....

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ABB's new 2600T pressure transmitter series 09 July 2010

ABB has extended its 2600T pressure transmitter family with a host of new features, offering greater levels of simplicity and cost effectiveness whilst reducing the time needed for commissioning and maintenance....

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