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Changing an unknown known to a known known in Functional Safety 08 March 2022

The introduction of edition 2 IEC 61511 has brought with it a set of new challenges to process industries. The standard now calls for mandatory stage 4 functional safety assessments (FSA) to be performed periodically in-service and the behaviour of the safety system needs to be monitored....

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Passive fire protection – how much do we really need? 01 December 2021

When a steel structure is subject to the high temperatures of a fire, it starts to soften. Left long enough and the structure will eventually collapse. Applying sufficient passive fire protection (PFP) on topside structural steel members is critical....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Changing an unknown known into a known known in Functional Safety 16 July 2021

The introduction of edition 2 IEC 61511 has brought with it a set of new challenges to the process industry. The standard now calls for mandatory stage 4 functional safety assessments (FSA) to be performed periodically in service and to monitor the actual behaviour of the safety system....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference Paper - Ignition prevention is only for electrical equipment? 02 June 2021

The application of ignition risk management for electrical equipment/apparatus, is handled relatively well by the industry. However, there is still much confusion on how to identify, manage and document non-electrical risks....

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Understanding the compliance conundrum 01 February 2021

As an inherently hazardous industry, ‘being compliant’ has much deeper resonance and reverberations for the global oil and gas sector and goes way beyond a tick box exercise. Likewise, understanding perceptions of ‘compliance’ can differ, leaving stakeholders exposed to financial, technical and even reputational risk they may not be aware of. James Steven, Development and Innovation Manager Product Assurance at DNV GL, explores the quandaries....

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Unlocking the potential of data in offshore maintenance records 14 December 2020

Today’s increased focus on digitalisation is interwoven with the oil and gas industry’s drive towards greater cost and production efficiency, understanding and application of complex digital systems, to ultimately improve safety and sustainability....

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UKCA: What it means to DNV GL 01 November 2020

DNV GL, a world leader in certification, has seized the opportunity to combine the new UKCA requirements with other international certification types. We are delivering a single solution to many of our global customers. We are a partner who understands the application across multiple industries and have the technical knowledge to help deliver a winning formula to our customers. Click for more information.

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Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test 03 July 2020

A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 metre high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The video shot by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure. It is the latest step in a technology qualification process that could lead to tank inspections becoming safer and more efficient....

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External corrosion – the slow, silent assassin 17 June 2020

The anti-corrosion professional organisation, NACE International, estimated that external corrosion cost US process industries in excess of $1.7 billion in 2013....

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Study shows hydrogen is central to oil & gas industry decarbonisation as market growth expectations surge 14 May 2020

A new report reveals that hydrogen has surged up the priority list of many oil and gas organisations, taking a primary position in the sector’s decarbonisation efforts....