Emergency Shutdown System

Definition(s)


Emergency Shutdown System

A safety shutdown system comprising detection, signaling and logical control, valves and actuators, which can, in tandem with alarm and direct control mechanisms, enable the safe and effective shutdown of plant and machinery in a controlled manner.

Source: API RP 2FB, Recommended Practice for the Design of Offshore Facilities Against Fire and Blast Loading, First Edition, April 2006. Global Standards