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We provide news and content to improve the knowledge, awareness, and safety of process facilities. Our focus is from hazard analysis to safety instrumented systems, and industrial control system networks including security, performance, and reliability. We hope you find the content beneficial.

August 2017

July 2017

Do you really know the worst case for atmospheric dispersion of a gas release?

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Fire and Gas Systems, Kevin Mitchell, News|

Dispersion of an elevated release Often atmospheric dispersion models are needed to determine the potential for a gas release to impact workers or the public.  This is typically encountered during Fire & Gas [...]

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Reduce SIS Turnaround Expenses – Minimize Lost Opportunity Cost

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Jim McGlone|Tags: , , , , |

In today’s oil and chemicals market, time and budgets are strained to remain operational with a slight profit. Many facilities are making difficult operational and turnaround decisions to survive while possibly putting their operation at [...]

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May 2017

Kenexis joins Purdue Process Safety and Assurance Center

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Jim McGlone, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kenexis is pleased to announce that is has joined the Purdue Process Safety and Assurance Center. The Purdue Process Safety and Assurance Center is deep in research and education for fire and gas detector placement, [...]

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April 2017

March 2017

Kenexis Launches New Learning Center Portal

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Jim McGlone, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The team at Kenexis has further embraced distance learning and launched a dedicated portal for learning about functional safety and industrial control system cybersecurity. There are currently two courses available on the portal, with several [...]

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February 2017

Kenexis Arbor Fault Tree Analysis Software Preferred Client Preview Period

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Arbor, News, Sean Cunningham|

The Kenexis software development team is proud to announce that the newest application in the Kenexis Instrumented Safeguard Suite, Arbor is now in available for a free trial during our preferred client preview.  Arbor is [...]

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January 2017

Kenexis Presents SIS Safety Lifecycle Seminar in Beijing

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

Kenexis President and CEO, Ed Marszal, presented a training seminar in Beijing, China.  The seminar occurred during the week of January 16th.  The seminar was sponsored and arranged by the China Chemical Safety Association (CCSA). [...]

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December 2016

Design of SIS Bypasses

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Author, Edward M. Marszal, Safety Instrumented System, Services|

The mechanism for the bypass needs to meet the requirements of the IEC 61511 (ISA 84) standard.  The relevant sections from the 2016 version of IEC 61511 are as follows: 11.7.2.1  Where the SIS operator [...]

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