Personnel risks are key drivers

Published:  08 July, 2014

SIL_survey_oil_rig.jpgUK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter reports that a survey it has undertaken has found that concerns over risks to personnel and the environment are key drivers for the implementation of international safety standards for instrumentation in the oil and gas industry.

Litre Meter surveyed senior design and control engineers worldwide with technical design and management roles within their organisations. Results found that when specifying flowmeters and other instruments, environmental safety (70 %) was cited as the main reason for safety standard compliance, followed by business-critical concerns including personnel safety (59 %) and maintaining process integrity (65 %).

Risks of injury to personnel (70 %), risk of explosion (65 %) and damage to the environment (50 %) were the chief concerns relating to the consequences of equipment failure. Business concerns including costs of shutdown (25%) and damage to equipment (15 %) were of less significance.

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