Advantages of Emergency Shutdown System


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Emergency Shut Down Systems (ESD) are specialized highly reliable control systems for high risk industries like Oil and Gas, Nuclear Power or other Environments with explosion risk (Ex.). Their purpose is to protect personnel, plant, and the environment in case the process goes beyond the control margins.

Typical Actions from an Emergency Shutdown System

  • Shutdown of part systems and equipment
  • Isolate hydrocarbon inventories
  • Isolate electrical equipment
  • Prevent escalation of events
  • Stop hydrocarbon flow
  • Depressurize / Blowdown
  • Emergency ventilation control
  • Close watertight doors and fire doors