Implementing a Safety Instrumented Burner Management (SI‐BMS) can be challenging, costly, and time consuming. Simply identifying design shortfalls/gaps can be costly, and this does not include costs associated with the capital project to target the gap closure effort itself. Additionally, when one multiplies the costs by the total number of heaters at different sites, these total costs can escalate quickly. However, a “template” approach to implementing SI‐BMS in a brownfield environment can offer a very cost effective solution for end users. Creating standard “templates” for all deliverables associated with a SI‐BMS will allow each subsequent SI‐BMS to be implemented at a fraction of the cost of the first. This is because a template approach minimizes rework associated with creating a new SI-BMS package. The ultimate goal is to standardize implementation of SI‐BMS in order to reduce engineering effort, create standard products, and ultimately reduce cost of ownership.Read More
- Brittany is a safety and control specialist with a little over 3 years of experience in her field. In that short amount of time, she has developed industrial automation systems and created bid packages specifically for materials manufacturing and petrochemical processing. Brittany is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of South Carolina, an ISA member, and has completed PCS7 System Engineering training. She has both a B.S. and PhD in Biosystems Engineering from Clemson University. When she isn’t on the clock, Brittany spends most of her time fulfilling the duties of motherhood with her children.