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Burner Management System (BMS) optimization

Recorded August 17, 2021
Session Info

Proposing Alternative Designs to Optimize Your Burner Management System (BMS) Performance by Leveraging DCS Alarms

It is well understood that the safer a Burner Management System (BMS) is built, the less reliable it becomes. However, even the experts do not always agree how to get the best of both words! This is a critical reality when it comes to BMS since false trips can seriously compromise the mechanical integrity of any fired equipment. Certain types of alarms in your control system, when judged appropriate, could be used to better share operational risks reduction, allowing optimization of performance in a BMS.


Attend this 45-minute session to hear two safety system experts argue their positions on alternative BMS designs to improve both safety and reliability. Throughout the discussion, we will explore:

• Safety alarms (highly managed alarms) - standard ANSI/ISA 18.2 (IEC 62682) 

• Alarms as Independent Protection Layers - defined in standard IEC 61511 

• Control and safety in the same CPU - recommended practices NAMUR NE 165 and NFPA 85 

• A typical API 556 high pressure scenario where these principles are applied

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