INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

Industrial safety systems are crucial in any hazardous plants such as oil and gas plants and nuclear plants. They are used to protect human, plant, and environment in case the process goes beyond the control margins. As the name suggests, these systems are not intended for controlling the process itself but rather protection. Process control is performed by means of process control systems (PCS) and is interlocked by the safety systems so that immediate actions are taken should the process control systems fail. Process control and safety systems are usually merged under one system, called Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS). Industrial safety systems typically use dedicated systems that are SIL 2 certified at minimum; whereas control systems can start with SIL 1. SIL applies to both hardware and software requirements such as cards, processors redundancy and voting functions.

the environment and the asset. can activate ESD level 2 if necessary. These systems may also be redefined in terms of ESD/EDP levels as: y y y ESD level 1: In charge of general plant area shutdown. (PSS).Types of industrial safety systems There are three main types of industrial safety systems in process industry: y y y Process Safety System or Process Shutdown System. thus protecting personnel. ESD level 3: provides "liquid inventory containment" and is SSS The safety shutdown system shall shutdown the facilities to a safe state in case of an emergency situation. Safety Shutdown System (SSS): This includes Emergency Shutdown-(ESD) and Emergency Depressurization-(EDP) Systems. Safety Shutdown System shall manage all inputs and outputs relative to Emergency Shut Down (ESD) functions (environment & . Fire and Gas System (FGS). This level can only be activated from main control room in the process industrial plants. ESD level 2: This level shuts down and isolates individual ESD zones and activates if necessary EDP.

to warn of the detected hazards. The FGS shall achieve these objectives by: y y y y y y y Detecting at an early stage.personnel protection). Detecting incipient fire and the presence of fire. This system might also be fed by signals from the main fire and gas system. Initiating signals. FGS The main objectives of the fire and gas system are to protect personnel. and these must be released in order to avoid any undesired consequences (such as pressure increase in vessels and piping). For this. there may be some trapped flammable fluids. environment. and plant (including equipment and structures). Providing automatic and/or facilities for manual activation of the fire protection system as required. the liquid spill (LPG and LNG). Detecting at an early stage. ESD Emergency Shutdown-(ESD) systems are aimed at isolating (closing) any hazardous valves in a process due to abnormal conditions. Initiating automatic shutdown of equipment and ventilation if 2 out of 2 or 2 out of 3 detectors Initiating the exhausting system. emergency depressurization (EDP) . both audible and visible as required. the presence of flammable gas. EDP Due to closing ESD valves in a process.

and mouth within the workplace. and appreciation for. The highly adaptable Industrial Safety Training program helps your employees to: y y Select proper protective clothing to safeguard eyes. skin. and performing various tasks safely while at the same time ensuring maximum organizational productivity.systems are used in conjunction with the ESD systems to release (to a safe location and in a safe manner) such trapped fluids. ears. operating different kinds of machinery. Industrial Safety Training Provides the core concepts of safety awareness in the industrial workplace With an emphasis on each trainee's role and responsibility in developing a more complete knowledge of. . workplace safety. Demonstrate proper practice to avoid the most common kinds of accidents. PSV Pressure safety valves or PSVs are mechanical devices and are usually used as a final safety solution when all previous systems fail to prevent any further pressure accumulation and protect vessels from rupture due to overpressure. the industrial safety training program provides employees with specific procedures for handling various materials.

Describe procedures for the treatment of electric shock. .y y y y State the correct practice to follow to avoid electric shock when using electric tools. and for both gravity and powered conveyers. Demonstrate safe practice when using common types of ladders and scaffolding. State the key points for the safe use of powered industrial trucks.

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