aeShield for Process Safety Lifecycle Management has been Selected by BP
August 18, 2016
aeSolutions, the leader in process safety engineering and automation, announced that after a three-year software evaluation period, BP has selected aeShield to assist asset personnel in monitoring Control, Alarm and Safety Instrumented Systems (CASIS) performance for all upstream oil & gas assets around the globe. To date, it has been a challenge to automate the monitoring of these devices due to the lack of common systems in place across BP’s facilities.
By using aeShield, BP will achieve centralized reporting, standard enforcement consistent with internal procedures, reduced man-hours, monitored IPLs, and efficient Management of Change (MOC) tracking. During initial rollout, BP will focus on HAZOP/LOPA studies, Safety Requirements Specification, SIL verification, and IPL performance monitoring.
aeShield provides Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The software seamlessly transfers data from the HAZOP/LOPA, to SIS design and verification, and into Operations and Maintenance activities. This contiguous data model simplifies monitoring protection layer (both SIF and IPL) performance against assumptions made during the initial risk assessment and design versus current real world performance.