E.S.M. recently facilitated a 4-day Detailed Design HAZOP for a major upgrade project on a minerals processing plant. E.S.M. worked with the owner, engineering service provider and vendors to facilitate the HAZOP in multiple sessions in line with progression of the design.
E.S.M. has Control Systems Engineers and Functional Safety Specialists with expertise in planning and implementing functional safety on complex systems through the full asset lifecycle.
Functional Safety is part of the overall management of a system and relates to the reliability and integrity of a control system used as a safety function. It aims to detect potentially hazardous situations, analysing the inputs, processing logic and outputs that drive a system to a safe state. It also looks at the safe management of likely operator errors, hardware and software failures and environmental changes.