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Flushing and cleaning process lines and vessels during pre-commissioning

This article discusses four different flushing and cleaning methods for process lines and vessels during pre-commissioning. Read more

Preferred practices for Electrical Pipeline Heat Tracing

Preferred practices for Electrical Pipeline Heat Tracing recommendations based on industry experience for cost, quality and problem avoidance. Read more

Consideration in the use of Multi-Polar Cables

The use of multi-polar cables for connecting field devices is quite common and is accepted by the standard if in the safety analysis of a system the opening, short circuiting, and grounding of the cable are considered as probable situations … Read more

Comparison of the most used methods of protection to reduce fire and/or explosion dangers

In the process instrumentation field, the most used methods of protection to reduce fire and/or explosion dangers are: Intrinsic Safety, Explosion Proof, Pressurization enclosures. Read more

Inherently Hazards Maintainability, Error Prevention, and Error Recovery

Discussion of Inherently Hazards Maintainability, Error Prevention, and Error Recovery. Read more

Chemical cleaning of Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel piping

This article discusses procedures for chemical cleaning of Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel piping. Read more

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Fused Switches

Advantages and Disadvantages of Fused Disconnects, Circuit Breakers, and Circuit Breakers with Limiters. Read more

Substitution Principle of Inherently Safer Design

Substitution means the replacement of a hazardous material or process with an alternative which reduces or eliminates the hazard. Read more

Nitrogen Safety

This document provides recommendations and guidance for safely managing the use of nitrogen gas. The intent is to focus personnel actions so they are aligned with the clear understanding that even limited inhalation of concentrated nitrogen gas can be lethal. Read more

Minimalization Principle of Inherently Safer Design

To minimize is to reduce the quantity of material or energy contained in a manufacturing, process or plant. Read more

Consideration in selecting fused switches in a MCC

This article provides recommendations on fused switches in a MCC for short circuit protection of motor and feeder branch circuits. Read more

PDMS Checklist

The following checklist shows instrumentation items that should be checked in the PDMS model. There are several types of checks that need to be made. Read more