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Machinery protection systems (MPSs) and SIL safety levels – The API 670 perspective

Operational safety within the process industries has always been a priority. As the process sector moved into the computer age, new issues arose as manufacturing plants converted to computer-based control systems (replacing their aging electrical, pneumatic, and electronic controls). Accordingly, the process sector developed a variety of tools to address these problems, but safety performance […]

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Bridging the gap between machinery protection and condition monitoring

Different goals, similar instrumentation A machinery protection system and a condition monitoring system fundamentally fulfill different goals. According to the American Petroleum Institute’s standard for machinery protection systems, API Standard 670, 5th edition (Annex N Condition Monitoring): The goal of a machinery protection system (MPS) is injury prevention, the avoidance of damage to a machine […]

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