classic | mobile
 

Search...

SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - IIoT 2018

Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation

 

SAIMC: Secunda branch
December 2018, SAIMC


The technology evening for August was presented by Lourens du Plessis, principal specialist for functional safety at Sasol. As defined in the IEC standards, there are four safety integrity levels (SIL 1-4). A higher SIL means a greater process hazard and thus a higher level of protection is required from the safety instrumented system (SIS).

Johan Maritz (left) thanks Lourens du Plessis after the presentation.
Johan Maritz (left) thanks Lourens du Plessis after the presentation.

SISs are installed in process plants to mitigate hazards by taking the process to a ‘safe state’ when fixed set points have been exceeded, or when safe operating conditions have been violated.

SIL comes from two voluntary standards (IEC 61508 and IEC 61511) used by plant owners, operators, manufacturers and system designers to calculate safety performance requirements for hazardous operations.

Lourens took us through a very simple but very useful mathematical approach outlining the steps to be taken during a SIL calculation in order to understand the major variables and their impacts. The branch thanks Lourens for his informative and well received presentation.

In closure for the year, thank you to all our members and visitors who attended our technology events during 2018. Enjoy the festivities of the holiday season and come back safe in the new year.

Annual general meeting

All SAIMC members are invited to attend the branch AGM on Thursday 17 January 2019.


Credit(s)
Supplied By: SAIMC
Tel: 086 107 2462
Fax: 086 651 5238
Email: admin@saimc.co.za
www: www.saimc.co.za
Share via email     Share via LinkedIn   Print this page

Further reading:

  • SAIMC: From the President’s desk
    January 2019, SAIMC, SAIMC
    As we all prepare for 2019 and what it holds, we are standing in front of an open door with access to new opportunities. I would like to take this opportunity to urge you to consider becoming more actively ...
  • SAIMC: Zambia branch
    January 2019, SAIMC, SAIMC
    Year-end function It was a cool and pensive night on the Copper Belt in the Zambias. At a quiet well-established lodge, lush with natural flora and fauna, as well as exotic orchid and cycad landscape ...
  • SAIMC: Durban branch
    January 2019, SAIMC, SAIMC
    The monthly technology evening was held on 7 November at the Durban Country Club. Verlan Govender of Swagelok gave an interesting presentation on the basics and principles of hoses, to an audience which ...
  • SAIMC: Secunda branch
    January 2019, SAIMC, SAIMC
    Site visit The branch had visited the Metso Secunda valve shop on Friday 2 November. Johan van den Heever and the Metso Secunda team gave members a detailed tour of their site and the equipment they ...
  • SAIMC: From the President’s desk
    December 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    As we enter the final days of 2018, I would like to take a moment to reflect and thank those who contributed to an amazing year of achievement for the SAIMC. This year was about action, and it is my honour ...
  • SAIMC: Vaal branch
    December 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    At the last technology evening, Yokogawa’s Bruce Bonte presented “An Introduction to ISA100.11a Wireless Technology”. Bruce has served the instrumentation industry for 30 years, having worked at Tongaat ...
  • SAIMC: Tshwane branch
    December 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    At the October technology evening, Reino Janse from Swagelok presented on ‘Regulator Issues’. The presentation, which is available to interested members, touched on topics such as main types of pressure ...
  • SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
    December 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    At the last technology evening Dave Wibberley, managing director of Adroit Technologies, presented on ‘New perspective on smart factories in the context of Industry 4.0 and IOT’ with regards to sustainability, ...
  • SAIMC: Durban branch
    December 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    2018 was a busy and successful year for the branch culminating in us receiving the Platinum Award at the annual gala dinner. We will undoubtedly, as the SAIMC, do everything possible to increase our ...
  • SAIMC: An evening to remember
    December 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    SAIMC’s prestigious annual dinner was once again held at the Montecasino Ballroom. In addition to senior council members, also present were VIP guests from the DTI and the National Technologies Implementation ...
  • SAIMC: From the President’s desk
    November 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    Earlier this year, I enquired in one of my letters, that you ask yourself if you know where we are heading in the future with respect to the fields of Industry 4.0, automation, digitalisation and education ...
  • SAIMC: Durban branch
    November 2018, SAIMC, SAIMC
    Despite the arctic weather conditions, an impressive number of people came out to listen to Dr. Mathew Moodley (Senior lecturer at the School for Chemistry and Physics, Westville University of KZN) gave ...

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual





 

         
    classic | mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.