Rockwell Automation has introduced its new OptiSIS solution, giving industrial operators a pre-engineered safety instrumented system that can help ease deployment and reduce lead times for small and midsized process applications.
The OptiSIS solution is ideal for oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical producers with aging process-safety systems that are either noncompliant or can no longer be maintained. “Replacing or upgrading a process-safety system using a custom-engineered approach can be costly and time-consuming,” said Sean McGinity, proposals manager – global solutions for Rockwell Automation South Pacific.
“The OptiSIS solution can reduce lead time by more than 30 percent, leading to faster and more cost-effective safety instrumented system deployments.” The OptiSIS solution is designed for safety instrumented system applications of 50 or 100 I/O points, including emergency shutdown (ESD) systems, burner-management systems (BMS) and high-integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS).
The version for applications of up to 100 I/O points will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015.
“Packaged solutions from Rockwell Automation are designed to help industrial operators fill capability gaps and address their specific business challenges,” explained McGinity. “With the OptiSIS solution, industrial operators now have a packaged solution for safety applications that historically may have been too small to justify the investment.”