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BP selects aeShield to monitor upstream oil and gas assets


July 18, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jul. 18, 2016 – aeSolutions announced today 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 and 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,” said aeSolutions in a statement.

Using aeShield, BP says it will be able to achieve centralized reporting, standard enforcement consistent with internal procedures, reduced man-hours, monitored IPLs, and efficient Management of Change (MOC) tracking through KPIs. During initial rollout, BP will focus on HAZOP/LOPA studies, Safety Requirements Specification, SIL verification, and IPL performance monitoring.

“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,” explained aeSolutions.

“aeShield provides the exact solution needed for complex global operations. Our software platform centralizes data providing for one source of the truth, which is invaluable — saving time, money, and improving overall safety programs.  A software implementation with this kind of impact in an organization cannot be taken lightly,” said Mike Scott, executive vice-president of Global Process Safety Technology for aeSolutions. “We are moving forward supporting BP on their process safety journey. Most importantly we are focused on making safety simple, which allows businesses to reduce risk and improve business performance.”

— With files from aeSolutions

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