ESD system protect against the possibility of a process excursion on topsides process plant developing into an incident (eg. loss of containment), and to respond to emergency situations detected by other safeguarding facilities.
This protection is part of a hierarchy provided by a number of layers, typically:
- Process control, including operator intervention via alarm functions;
- Instrument trip and ESD functions
- Self acting mechanical protection such as relief valves or bursting discs.
Such system is highly required in the Oil/Gas Industry, Onshore and Offshore
Thrust Automation has Experience on FSC system from Honeywell, design, panel fabrication and programming ( Based upon Cause and Effect diagram). Other types of ESD systems can be accommodated.