Mumbai: Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has released an improved version of its EcoStruxure™ TriconexTM Safety View, the industry’s first dual safety- and cybersecurity-certified bypass and alarm management software application. EcoStruxure Triconex Safety View allows operators to see both the bypass status that impacts the level of risk reduction in place, as well as the critical alarms required to operate the plant safely when risks are high.
Industrial process safety systems are designed to help prevent unsafe operating conditions, as well as to bring the plant to a safe state, sometimes via a shutdown, when operating conditions become unsafe. Because of their critical role in helping to protect people, assets, production and the environment, safety systems are always “on.” There are instances where bypasses need to be implemented or critical alarms supressed, which directly impacts the overall levels of operational risk and the safety of the plant. During these high-risk times, operations need to know what has been bypassed and then manage the elevated risks, paying attention to critical process conditions and critical alarms affecting production and profitability.
“Speaking about the enhanced features of the solution, Mr. Rajat Kishore, Managing Director & Vice President, Process Automation, Schneider Electric said, “The new world of technology with sustainability at its core is all about reimaging the future and providing companies with digital technologies to upscale and strengthen their operating conditions for seamless business continuity. Businesses today are steadfastly looking at implementing new digital and software-oriented operating strategies to increase the productivity, efficiency, reliability, and security of their assets and operations. This is where Schneider Electric’s upgraded version of EcoStruxure Triconex Safety View can help drive superior safety performance, minimise operational cost, and increase business profitability – thereby addressing the enhanced key expectations of modern businesses and customers. From providing operators with a real-time view into the conditions of the plant to managing elevated risks & paying attention to critical process conditions, EcoStruxure Triconex Safety View has it all.”
Safety Bypasses need to follow guidelines recommended by International Safety Standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511. In India, the Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) has made it mandatory to follow IEC standards for hazardous industries including O&G customers. Recently, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) and OSID issued guidelines to track Safety Bypasses in Hydrocarbon Industries. Hence it is necessary for industries to track safety loop bypasses to ensure Safety Integrity of process units is tracked, audited and maintained.
The software is also certified by TÜV Rheinland as Security Level 1 (SL1) compliant per IEC 62443-4-2 and Systematic Capability 3 (SC3) compliant per IEC 61508 for use in safety-related applications up to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3). It meets stringent requirements for safety, cybersecurity, risk reduction and continuous operation in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, power and other high-hazard, risk-intensive industries.
Better safety risk management yields superior performance
The EcoStruxure Triconex Safety View can help companies with better bypass management, address safety risks, including those that threaten the performance of their operations. All in all, it contributes to the overall business performance, including enhanced productivity, profitability, and sustainability
Providing visibility to improve uptime, ROI and TCO
EcoStruxure Triconex Safety View is proven to improve uptime while helping to reduce operating, maintenance and engineering costs, it provides measurable improvements to the profitability of the operation, as well as quicker ROI and better total cost of ownership.
Empowering control room operators to make the best decisions is critical to safe operations. EcoStruxure Triconex Safety View allows companies to better manage and reduce not only known risks that jeopardize the safety of the operation, but to identify, mitigate and avoid future risks.
With enhanced digital capabilities, including its ability to extract and textualize real-time operating data, EcoStruxure Triconex Safety View provides a better real-time view into the risks that come with system start-ups, shutdowns and other critical process transitions. By arming operators, maintenance engineers and plant personnel with the right data at the right time, they can quickly and efficiently bring the plant back to a safe operating state.