After a three-year software evaluation period, BP selected aeSolutions’ 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. However, by going with aeShield, BP hopes to 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.
The software 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.
“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 gechnology for aeSolutions. “Most importantly we are focused on making safety simple, which allows businesses to reduce risk and improve business performance.”