10152019Tue
Last updateSun, 06 Oct 2019 10am

EXIDA releases SILStat Operation and Mainenance Data Collection Software

Exida, a global supplier of functional safety products, services and certifications has released SILStat, software that helps evaluate risk reduction by collecting and analyzing operation and maintenance data.

The tool captures key operational and maintenance data, including equipment failures, process demands, success or failure of protection layers and proof test results. The data is reviewed and analyzed as required by the IEC 61511 / ISA 84.00.01-2004 standard and as part of compliance with an OSHA PSM Mechanical Integrity Program.

“The SILStat software addresses one of our most frequently asked questions: I’ve designed this Safety Instrumented System (SIS); now how do I determine how well it works in my plant,” says Iwan van Beurden, exida director of engineering. “Data collected by SILStat can help determine the actual risk posed by a hazardous situation and the effectiveness of the individual layers of protection. Comparing actual vs. expected risk reduction allows safety practitioners to evaluate the effectiveness of their process safety design.”

For more information please click 'EXIDA releases SILStat Operation and Mainenance Data Collection Software'


Importance of IP66/67 Rating

De-tronics: When used in harsh outdoor conditions, devices that promote life safety and continuous operations should have an ingress protection IP66/67 rating. Gas detectors should have such a rating — especially for onshore and offshore applications in the petrochemical, oil and gas industry.

An IP66 or IP67 rating is achieved as a result of robust design that protects the gas detector against dust and forceful water during operation. Specifically, IP66 means the device is dust proof and protected from strong water jets. IP67 means the device is dust proof and continues proper operation after temporary immersion in water one meter deep for 30 minutes.

Det-Tronics NTMOS hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas detector has earned global approval for use in locations that require an ingress protection rating of IP66/67.

The new certification joins the list of other previously obtained approvals and certifications for the NTMOS H2S gas detector, including CE, CSA, ATEX, IECEx, FM tested and certified to ISA-92.0.01.

In addition to multiple certifications, the NTMOS boasts a life-saving, speed-of-response performance that detects H2S in six seconds (T20) and delivers a proper detection solution in challenging environments where electrochemical sensing technologies are not preferred.

Chevron Provides Update on Rig Incident Offshore Nigeria

SAN RAMON, Calif., January 17, 2012 – Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) said that an extensive search and rescue effort continues for two contractors who remain missing after yesterday's fire aboard the K.S. Endeavor, a drilling rig offshore Nigeria operated by FODE Drilling Nigeria Limited. While Chevron's highest priority remains the rescue of the missing contractors, the company continues to devote the necessary resources to resolve the rig incident in a responsible and timely manner.

As previously reported, the K.S. Endeavor was drilling a natural gas exploration well for Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL). The well is located in the Funiwa Field approximately six miles (10 kilometers) offshore and in approximately 40 feet (12 meters) of water.

Chevron reports that 152 workers on the rig and an associated barge were safely evacuated. They are now onshore and have been given medical examinations. Two remain hospitalized due to minor burns, while others are being held for further observation.

While a full investigation is still under way, Chevron said initial indications point to the possible failure of surface equipment during drilling operations that led to a loss of well control. The well continues to burn and the rig has partially collapsed. At this time, the company cannot estimate how long the fire will continue.

Chevron Confirms Fire Incident on Rig Offshore Nigeria

SAN RAMON, Calif., January 16, 2011 – Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reports that its subsidiary, Chevron Nigeria Limited, is working to contain a fire that ignited early this morning aboard the K.S. Endeavor, a drilling rig offshore Nigeria operated by FODE Drilling Nigeria Limited. The rig was drilling a natural gas exploration well, located in the Funiwa Field approximately six miles (10 kilometers) offshore and in approximately 40 feet (12 meters) of water.

One hundred and fifty-four personnel were on the rig and an associated barge. Two contractors are still unaccounted for while all others are safe and undergoing medical examinations at an adjacent production platform. Aggressive search and rescue activities continue for the two missing personnel.

"Every effort is being made to find the missing workers. They are our utmost priority," said Andrew Fawthrop, managing director, Chevron's Nigeria/Mid-Africa Strategic Business Unit. "We do not know what caused the incident. We are working diligently to contain the fire, which is restricted to the rig. Substantial resources have been deployed including well control specialists and drilling experts. We continue to work in full cooperation with Nigerian authorities and are committed to providing additional information as it becomes known."