Use case 1: All-electric safety systems
Cameron XT (source: Oil & Gas Journal)
- Replacing hydraulic systems with all-electric solutions is estimated to generate significant savings, while also reducing the risk of spills.
- All-electric solutions provide novel opportunities for diagnostics that may enhance safety, but may challenge existing fail-safe principles.
- Define example high-level all-electric solutions
- Develop alternative safety philosophies for achieving safety equivalent to hydraulic solutions.
- Identify evidence needed for safety demonstration and develop reusable safety arguments based on the example solutions.
- Separation and independence of process and safety control system is a key safety principle applied in the industry.
- More compact and integrated solutions have the potential to reduce complexity and cost.
Use case focus
- Develop new safety philosophies and better understanding of ways to achieve independence, hardware vs. software separation, and distributed vs. centralized safety functions.
- Demonstrate safety for a subsea processing solution where sensors and control elements (hardware and software) are shared between process and safety systems.
Use case 3: To be decided