Meridium Launches New SIS Management Module

October 14, 2009 at 3:49 am Leave a comment

Virginia-based Meridium, provider of asset performance management (APM) software, announced a new product solution, SIS Management, at the ISA Expo ’09 conference in Houston. 

            Successful process automation companies realize that assessing, designing, managing and maintaining safety instrumented systems (SIS) are critical to reliably and safely manufacturing products that otherwise would be hazardous to produce. Meridium’s new SIS Management module addresses the need to maintain and manage the reliability, performance and compliance of these critical systems. The functions integrated into Meridium SIS Management are Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessments, SIL validations, proof testing and reliability analyses. With the integration of these functions, a closed-loop process is achieved.

            “Meridium is putting the ‘life’ into SIS Life Cycle Management,” said Steve Soos, Meridium Product Manager for SIS Management. “We are providing an SIS Management tool for the owner-operator with full integration to our Hazards Analysis functionality and interfaces to the user’s CMMS/EAM systems, as well as connectivity with Emerson Process Management’s AMS® Suite.”

            This new application is based on international industry standards such as ISA 84/IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 and provides a means of defining the safety/protective instrumented functions, which are evaluated and assigned a Safety Integrity Level. The SIL can be assessed by risk matrix or Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA). With SIS Management, integrated with Meridium’s new Hazards Analysis application, the safety instrumented function (SIF) definition development process and SIL assessment can be greatly accelerated by reducing the data entry process.

            Meridium’s new SIS Management application utilizes exida’s exSILentia SILver calculation engine, as well as its Safety Equipment Reliability Handbook (SERH) database.  The inclusion of this SERH reliability data, as well as exida’s TUV-certified calculation engine, into Meridium SIS Management will provide users across the enterprise with a comprehensive, easy-to-use SIS life cycle management system. Seamless data exchange between the two tools will vastly improve overall efficiency and functionality for customers.

            “Meridium is excited to provide our newest solution, SIS Management, an enterprise application that includes workflows and data-capture tools to support the entire safety life cycle of production assets,” said Bonz Hart, Meridium President and CEO. “This new functionality will enable rigorous analysis to help our clients worldwide to define optimum maintenance and operational strategies to ensure the safety and health of plant personnel and the environment, as well as regulatory compliance for their facilities.”

www.meridium.com

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