The digital transformation of Manufacturing 4.0 and IoT is one of the major driving forces for the uptake of more advanced automation with these systems delivering greater efficiencies but becoming more complex and more integrated. Even without using integrated control and safety systems the Basic Process Control System and the Safety Instrumented System are becoming highly interconnected.

So how do we ensure that we can safely deliver these complex automation projects. This is subject of the proposed talk to outline a delivery methodology to ensure not only safety and compliance but also to ensure that these projects are delivered effectively.

The talk will outline a robust project execution methodology along with the execution structure and scope of a typical safety instrumented system / automation project from the FEED phase through to completions and acceptance.  The model will provide information on the primary execution processes and the relationships between the internal execution processes of the customer, the Main Automation Contractor, System Integrator, and the EPC contractors, and how these processes interact and integrate to achieve a common approach for project execution.

The talk will focus on the safety aspects of the automation delivery and cover the control and safety system designed, CHAZOP, alarm management, graphics/HMI, and cybersecurity and how these activities need to integrate, the process and procedure which should be followed, and the do’s and don’ts learnt from past projects.

James Jordan

James Jordan has led the technical control and safety system delivery on some of the world’s largest automation projects for both greenfield and brownfield scope. Managing the technical delivery of these projects using remotely located teams and with expertise in project delivery within the oil & gas, nuclear, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors.