Industry Article Total Lifecycle Approach to HIPPS Provides Reliable Pressure Protection for Downstream Systems
HIPPS lifecycle management ensures optimal functionality in an emergency.
The Cameron high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) is an independently instrumented system designed with higher integrity than process shutdown and emergency shutdown systems. Suitable for onshore and offshore installations requiring high-integrity pressure protection of downstream systems, HIPPS is used to prevent a system from exceeding its rated pressure level. The SIL 3–certified HIPPS incorporates our field-proven FLS extreme service API 6A slab-style gate valves and MH series hydraulic actuators combined with controls. It is considered as the barrier separating the high-pressure section of an installation or production facility.
The HIPPS protects against overpressure by reliably isolating the source of overpressure, reducing the plant’s risk profile. The safety loop consists of one or more initiators (pressure sensors), a logic solver, and final elements (shutdown valves). In addition to providing a complete system to meet safety integrity requirements, we incorporate functionality to ensure that the safety device is ready and able to function when called upon.
We incorporate system status feedback and condition-based monitoring feedback, enabling you to remotely monitor the system and during routine proof testing, to conduct a system health check against predetermined criteria. This helps you reduce human intervention and thus operation expense.