Posts Tagged ‘valve interlocks’

Basic valve interlock configurations in pipeline pigging

Basic valve interlock configurations in pipeline pigging

In pipeline pigging procedures, different valve interlock configurations can be distinguished, depending on the complexity of the pigging procedure. In this article, 3 basic configurations are described in detail.

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SEMS II: does the BSEE go far enough to eliminate human error as a safety concern?

SEMS II: does the BSEE go far enough to eliminate human error as a safety concern?

How can we best prevent accidents on start-ups and shut-downs

The proposed changes to the BSEE’s SEMS (Safety and Environmental Management System) summed up in the new SEMS II rule have been a major topic of discussion in the US offshore industry. As a response to the oil spills and accidents that have occurred in recent history, the new revisions show a determination of the American Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to change the culture of the offshore oil and gas industry for the better.

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