Beyond a Safety Function, a Safe State
Processes operate in a number of different states which range from down-time for maintenance to running in a steady state or any normal or abnormal state in between. State based control, also known as procedural automation, uses the state that the process is in to optimize the control of the process.
- Improve the design process through the use of standard reusable architecture and instrument and alarm justification
- Maximize the investment in your DCS by capturing knowledge in the form of operating discipline that can be leveraged with greatly reduced training costs in a dynamic workforce
- Enhance safety and operability through the uses of safe states in units and the communication between units to optimize the response to degradation scenarios
- Allow operators to manage the process through state changes while retaining the ability to see the big picture - avoiding problems and optimizing performance