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How to Implement Effective Safety Instrumented Systems for Process Automation Applications

  The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Progr...
Greg McMillan Apr 15, 2019 10:42:44 AM

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Safety Instrumented Systems, A Life-Cycle Approach

  This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Sa...
Joel Don Aug 20, 2018 10:42:00 AM

AutoQuiz: Failures of Complex Systems in SIS Design and SIL Selection

  AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don May 11, 2018 9:00:17 AM

Webinar Recording: How to Document Safety Instrumented Systems Inspections and Tests

  This ISA webinar on safety instrumented systems was presented by Paul Gruhn, ISA Fellow and global...
Contributing Authors Feb 14, 2018 10:52:17 AM

How to Link HAZOP and LOPA to Calculate a Safety Instrumented System

This article was written by Peter Morgan, director and principal consultant of Control System Design...
Contributing Authors Oct 23, 2017 10:42:13 AM

Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Safety Instrumented System Design

  This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published th...
Joel Don Oct 4, 2017 10:42:45 AM

Can Early Involvement Improve Operations and Maintenance in the Safety Life Cycle?

This is an excerpt from the May/June 2013 InTech by Henry Johnston and Fahad Howimil.  To read the f...
Contributing Authors Nov 11, 2013 11:54:09 AM

Understanding Safety Life Cycles

This is an excerpt from the January/February 2013 InTech by Kristen Barbour. To read the full articl...
Contributing Authors Oct 28, 2013 11:45:08 AM

Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This is an abstract that will be presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
Juliann Grant Aug 29, 2012 9:30:20 AM

Design of Emergency Steam Load Shedding System Using Dynamic Simulation

This is an abstract that will be presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
Juliann Grant Aug 15, 2012 5:30:15 AM

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