Safety Functions

Definition(s)


Safety Functions

Safety functions include
a) sectioning of the process,
b) fire detection,
c) gas detection,
d) ignition source disconnection,
e) maintaining overpressure in unclassified rooms,
f) starting and stopping fire pumps, both manually and automatically,
g) active fire-fighting
h) active smoke control,
i) process safety system,
j) securing of wells,
k) depressurisation,
l) general alarm and evacuation alarm,
m) production and distribution of emergency power,
n) emergency lighting,
o) emergency bilging,
p) ballasting for floating facilities,
q) maintenance of correct pressure, humidity, temperature and gas composition in diving facilities.

Source: Guidelines Regarding the Facilities Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance

 

Safety Functions

Physical measures that reduce the probability of a hazard and accident situation occurring, or that limit the consequences of an accident.

Source: Regulations relating to design and outfitting of facilities, etc. in the petroleum activities (the Facilities Regulations), Norway, April 2010 (amended December 2012). Regulations

Source: Regulations Relating to Technical and Operational Matters at Onshore Facilities in the Petroleum Activities, etc. (The Technical and Operational Regulations) Norway, April 2010 (amended December 2010). Regulations

 

Safety Functions

Safety functions can be
a) process sectionings
b) fire detection,
c) gas detection,
d) ignition source disconnection,
e) maintaining overpressure in unclassified rooms,
f) starting and stopping fire pumps, both manually and automatically,
g) active fire-fighting
h) active smoke control,
i) securing processes,
j) depressurisation,
k) general alarm and evacuation alarm,
l) production and distribution of emergency power,
m) emergency lighting.

Source: Guidelines Regarding the Technical and Operational Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance