Comprehensive design, maintenance keys to HIPS reliability

High-Integrity Protective Systems-1Reducing cost without jeopardizing overall safety of an oil and gas processing facility can be achieved by careful application of state-of-the-art, unconventional design that uses high-integrity protective systems (HIPS).These systems are useful for new production schemes as well as for debottlenecking existing plants.This series of two articles focuses on the importance of a comprehensive design for HIPS installation and the importance of maintenance so that reliability and integrity of protection will not suffer.This first article gives guidelines for design of HIPS based on Total's experience and suggestions for a successful development of HIPS.Th...

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