Monitoring and managing safety barriers and risk status to enable early intervention
We help operators automate the verification of safety related events, seeking to eliminate manual data gathering and manipulation. This not only reduces risk, but also frees up valuable engineering time to focus on analysing data rather than gathering data.
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Visualising the risk posed by impaired barriers is a complex problem solvable only by combining a graph model of the barrier elements and online connectivity to sources of barrier impairment, and a good mix of ingenuity in putting it all together.
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How can we automate the verification of safety related events and nearly eliminate manual data gathering and manipulation? Imagine all your Process Enegineer's time is spent in analysing the results rather than gathering data...
Oil and gas experience
- Our track record, particularly in process engineering, gives us a full appreciation of the importance of robust safety and risk management.
- We apply our domain experience to identify where digital technologies supplement and complement existing tools and processes to monitor and manage safety barriers.
Smart technology choices
- Eigen’s Safety Barrier Health Monitoring empowers users to perform effective Barrier Management by capturing all the information necessary to assess the status of all barriers and deliver real time monitoring of barrier impairment and the overall, or per area, risk posture.
- Automated Verification automatically triggers workflows to verify safety related events such as blowdowns, shutdown logic, valve travel time, etc; built on top of Eigen Ingenuity’s knowledge graph and access to relevant data.
How we work
- We leverage Eigen’s process engineering heritage to understand physical systems before identifying how digital technologies can help.
- We have worked closely with regulators over the years and understand their expectations; we build these into our systems to make them as “regulator-ready” as possible.
With more than 15 years experience in managing software development projects in a wide variety of sectors including gaming, finance and Oil & Gas, Ian is comfortable managing large and distributed Agile Scrum teams as well as Waterfall projects.
“I love the challenge of modelling a safety barrier graph model: being able to accurately replicate complex engineering relationships is not only essential for the client’s benefit but also personally satisfying.”
Keeping our operators’ operations running safely, reliably and producing oil and gas
Eigen’s safety barrier technologies are widely regarded as some of the best in the industry. We pack decades of experience from our engineers into our systems and tools to keep our operators safe and compliant.
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SECE maintenance backlog dramatically reduced
Proportion of Safety & Environmental Critical Element maintenance cleared after using three weeks using Eigen’s Safety Barrier Monitoring solution.
Automating verification of blowdown events
Number of weeks of a senior engineer’s time by automating the verification of blowdown events
Major Accident Risk Indicators (MARI) process streamlined and centralised
Number of systems now used by one Eigen client to collect, calculate and present Major Accident Risk Indicators
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Safety Barriers Health Monitoring is Eigen's solution to the online visualisation of risk posed by impaired barriers and to prioritise corrective actions. It offers a pre-canned business logic applicable to other asset management workflows
Eigen Technology facilitates:
- Demonstrating compliance with OGA and PSA regulations on Barrier Management
- Identifying and Acting on Major Accident Risk Indicators
- Prioritising corrective actions
- Automating the verification of SECEs
Eigen’s Safety Barrier Health Monitoring empowers users to perform effective Barrier Management, by capturing all the information necessary to assess the status of all barriers and deliver real time monitoring of barrier health and the overall risk posture.
Barriers against major accidents have always been in place in the oil and gas industry, but some major hazards have led to an increased focus on how these barriers are understood and followed up by the organisation. It is important for the operating organisation to assess, understand and develop proper barrier management in order to reduce risk exposure, prevent major accidents and achieve operational excellence.
A Safety Barrier Health Monitoring system can help visualise in real time the top risks in the facility, resulting from a combination of impaired barriers functions; the top priorities for different remediation teams; plan and execute compensating measures; address compliance with the different performance standards, and in general help users assess the overall facility risk posture and take action to improve it.
Monitoring the real time health of all the Safety Barriers for a large facility is a complex problem unsolvable without digital technology. Calculating the health of all safety barriers for all operational areas requires knowledge of the relationships between barrier elements, barrier functions, MAH areas, physical areas, systems, performance standards and other categories. It also requires direct connection to the sources of all barrier impairment and compensating measures data. Eigen’s Safety Barrier Health Monitoring technology incorporates all these elements.
Real time risk management is achieved when safety barrier impairment and compensating measures status are periodically updated from source systems of record, such as control systems, maintenance systems, safety incident records and training records to provide an up to date picture of the overall risk of the facility. An order of magnitude better than monthly updates of an Excel sheet!
Eigen’s Safety Barrier Health Monitoring system implements a true real time safety barrier risk management system.
Step 1. Define your Major Accident Hazard (MAH) areas
Step 2. Systematically identify your barriers and controls to develop the Bowtie diagrams.
Step 3. Define your Performance Standards
Step 4. Set up a Barrier Health Assessment system with all the information compiled; connect to sources of impairment and compensating measures
Step 5. Deploy the system, validate and assess risk in real time.