Safety Instrumented Systems

BP Selects aeShield For Upstream Facilities

By Chemcal Processing Staff

Sep 09, 2016

After a three-year software evaluation period, BP reportedly selects aeSolutions’ aeShield to assist asset personnel in monitoring control, alarm and safety instrumented systems (CASIS) performance for all upstream oil and gas assets. To date, it has been a challenge to automate the monitoring of these devices due to the lack of common systems in place across BP’s facilities, according to aeSolutions.

aeShield allows centralized reporting, standard enforcement consistent with internal procedures, reduced man-hours, monitored IPLs and efficient management of change (MOC) tracking, according to the company. During initial rollout, BP will reportedly focus on HAZOP/LOPA studies, safety requirements specification, SIL verification and IPL performance monitoring.

aeShield provides key performance indicators (KPIs). The software transfers data from the HAZOP/LOPA to SIS design and verification, and into operations and maintenance activities. The contiguous data model reportedly simplifies monitoring protection layer (both SIF and IPL) performance against assumptions made during the initial risk assessment and design versus current real world performance.

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