HIPS

Definition(s)


HIPS

High-integrity protection system.

Source: API STD 521, Pressure-relieving and Depressuring Systems, Sixth Edition, January 2014. Global Standards

HIPS

System composed of sensors, logic solvers, and final control elements for the purpose of taking the process to a safe state when predetermined conditions are met.

  • NOTE: Other terms commonly used for a SIS include emergency shutdown system (ESD, ESS), safety shutdown system (SSD), and safety interlock system (see E.3.3.1).

Source: API STD 521, Pressure-relieving and Depressuring Systems, Sixth Edition, January 2014. Global Standards