Functional safety and associated reviews for boiler protection and control systems

Functional safety and associated reviews for boiler protection and control systems

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This chapter gives an outline of the functional safety processes and associated boiler-related reviews. Real examples from boiler reviews are included. It is an introduction to the processes. It is not intended as a formal guide. In all cases guidance should be sought from a competent engineer.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Background
  • 10.3 Basis of design: basis of safety
  • 10.4 Process HAZID study
  • 10.5 P& ID review meeting
  • 10.6 Hazardous area classification
  • 10.7 HAZOP
  • 10.8 Determination of safety integrity level (SIL)
  • 10.9 Project liaison meetings
  • 10.10 Demonstration of SIL achieved
  • 10.11 Implosion studies
  • 10.12 Factory acceptance tests
  • 10.12.1 Hardware testing
  • 10.12.2 Software testing
  • Informal review
  • Pre-FAT
  • FAT tests
  • Site functional tests (FTs)
  • 10.12.3 Graphics
  • 10.13 Audits
  • 10.14 Final checks
  • 10.15 Non-C&I-related safety reviews
  • 10.16 Operations and maintenance personnel training
  • 10.17 Ongoing site activities and reviews

Inspec keywords: power generation control; power generation protection; boilers; safety

Other keywords: functional safety processes; boiler protection; associated boiler-related reviews; boiler control systems

Subjects: Plant engineering, maintenance and safety; Control of electric power systems; Thermal power stations and plants; Power system protection

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