Seminarier om funktionssäkerhet, larmhantering m.m.

Den 16 maj blir det två fristående halvdagsseminarier hos ÅF i Göteborg (även webbsändning). Deltagande är kostnadfsfritt för anställda i medlemskretsen, övriga får delta i mån av plats (avgift 1000 kr per halvdag). Ange i anmälan om du deltar på förmiddagen, eftermiddagen eller både, samt om du deltar på lunchen.

08.00 - 11.30 Improving Existing Control Systems to Increase Safety and Profitability. Föredrag av Bill Hollifield.

11.30 - 12.30 Lunch

12.30 - 16.00 Ledningssystem för funktionssäkerhet (föredrag och gruppdiskussioner om övergripande och organisatoriska aspekter på säkerhetssystemens livscykel) 

 

Improving Existing Control Systems to Increase Safety and Profitability

Industry has operators, engineers, automation control systems, and independent safety systems to make product safely, profitably and minimize operations risk. But it is human error that is the most common cause of process upsets and accidents. Significant improvements can be made in how we structure our automation systems to reduce the possibility for human error, and therefore improve both safety and profitability.

In this half-day workshop, we will examine best practices for taking an integrated approach to reduce several areas of process risk. The common infrastructure associated with Alarm Management can be leveraged to accomplish other needed tasks at low cost, and to improve the productivity of engineering resources.

Concerns addressed in Operations Risk Management include the following.

·      Control Loop Performance: ensuring that control loops are effective, capable of keeping the process within desired boundaries, and having good disturbance rejection. Problems in these areas are endemic in industry.

·      Alarm Management: ensuring that operators have a functioning alarm system that acts as an effective tool for their detection of abnormal conditions.

·      High Performance HMI: the provision of a properly designed process graphic interface that incorporates human factors principles and maximizes the operator’s situation awareness and ability to avoid or minimize upsets.

·      Boundary Management: ensuring that the control and safety systems always reflect the proper settings of desirable vs. undesirable process boundaries (in safety, efficiency, and quality), and to analyze and report boundary excursions.

·      Independent Protection Layer (Safety Instrumented System) Monitoring: ensuring that all safety system layers of protection are properly configured, in operation, and with proper reporting and record keeping of activations and bypasses.

·      Automation System Management of Change, ensuring not only that changes are authorized, but that engineers making a change in these complex systems are fully informed as to all the effects that the changes will cause, thus avoiding change-related errors and inadvertent consequences.

·      Risk Awareness: Dashboards are created for engineering and managerial visualization of the many ongoing, real-time factors associated with Operations Risk.

Attendees will learn:

  • Sources and cures for common risk-related problems in modern control systems
  • Best practices for taking an integrated approach to the automation portion of an Operations Excellence initiative
  • How to maximize the value and capability of any existing alarm management investment and infrastructure

 

Ledningssystem för funktionssäkerhet (Functional Safety Management)

  • Inledning, på gång inom IPS (Mats Lindgren)
  • Bakgrund till projektförslaget och egna erfarenheter (Magnus Karlsson)
  • Krav i standarder och idéer för vidare arbete (Blenda Weibull)
  • Internationella erfarenheter (Lars Axelsson)
  • Gruppdiskussioner: Vad bör ett IPS projekt innehålla och utmynna i?

För att få utbyte och kunna bidra i gruppdiskussionerna bör du ha arbetat en del med säkerhetskritisk instrumentering, t.ex. SIL-bestämning, kravspecifikation, design, implementering eller drift/underhåll.