Electrical and control systems
Safe electrical equipment and methods of working are important to prevent injuries due to electric shock and burns and explosions. Offshore installations use safety-related control systems to help avert major incidents resulting from loss of containment.
The electrical and control systems topic includes:
- prevention of electrical shock and injuries due to arcing, fire and explosion caused be electrical equipment and systems
- electrical generation and distribution
- safety instrumented systems (including fire and gas detection, emergency shut-down, process shut-down, pressure protection, marine control)
- process control instrumentation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
- machinery control systems (including drill floor machinery)
- dynamic positioning systems
- heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control and monitoring
- communications (including PA/GA and remote communications)
As well as undertaking inspections, investigations and assessments, Offshore Division's Electrical and Control Systems Topic Team contributes to a wide range of projects and activities within the industry. It also contributes to the development and maintenance of offshore oil and gas industry guidance and international and international standards.