Safety for the Oil and Gas Industry
Your industry sector is one of the most demanding. When transporting and processing oil and gas, even the smallest technical fault can have considerable consequences for machines, people, and the environment.
For this reason, all parts of the safety technology must interact seamlessly with one another and function perfectly, day-in, day-out – like a well-oiled machine. On the offshore drilling rig, as well as in the refinery. And on the production platform, as well as on the tanker.
Find out how HIMA customers use our safety solutions in offshore and onshore applications – from exploitation across the different processing stages.
These critical processes involve risks to people, the environment and assets, which can be controllable using standardized HIMA solutions.
From Upstream to Downstream
Where could a fire occur? Is gas leaking? HIMA systems continuously monitor all safety-relevant equipment on oil rigs. If there is an emergency, the systems intervene immediately – for example by closing shutoff valves if overpressure occurs. You are protected even if the power supply fails, as all relevant fittings automatically revert to the safe position.
Enterprises that store, load, and transport oil and gas on the open seas must comply with strict regulations. Protection systems from HIMA help you to achieve that without any intervention on your part. Control solutions support you in operating your plants continuously, without interruption. For you, this means high-availability machines, increased productiviy, and ensured compliance – even for floating units.
While natural gas is an attractive resource, it can be very difficult to process. Consequently, there are strict safety regulations to comply with, particularly for liquefying the highly flammable gas. Impurities need to be removed from the gas, while keeping the cooling units, which are set to -160 degrees Celsius, running without interruption. HIMA solutions help you keep track of all your LNG trains – ensuring your plants run reliably.
Although they may look rather unimposing, pipelines set true endurance records. There is virtually no other system that must withstand such high pressures over such a long period of time. For pipelines up to several thousand kilometers in length, detecting every risk and even the tiniest leaks is a huge challenge. Pipeline solutions from HIMA help you overcome precisely that challenge. They enable you to automatically detect leaks, locate them, and take countermeasures immediately.
Safety technology in refineries needs to be extremely flexible. Maximum availability is absolutely essential. Moreover, in pyrolysis plants, processes and modes of operation must be changed frequently – and such changes must be executed quickly, easily, during operation, and, of course, without compromising plant safety. For this reason, HIMA solutions feature redundant design. And they can be implemented according to your specific requirements: for emergency shutdown, burner management, for turbomachinery and for fire and gas systems.
Why You Should Choose HIMA
Whether onshore or offshore, safety solutions from HIMA help you keep your oil and gas plants safe on every level. This protects your investments in the long term.
Highest Plant Availability
Fewer failures means more productivity.
Seamlessly interconnect your safety technology.
Maximum Fault Tolerance
Your machines run reliably even in critical situations.
Fulfill all requirements for SIL 3 and SIL 4.
Flexible Scaling and Extension
Your safety system grows with your requirements.
Centralized or Distributed Applications
Use the solutions in the way that best suits your enterprise.
"Together with HIMA, we have developed a new safety standard. We have increased plant availability, meet every deadline, and we have reduced our project costs to boot. What more could you ask for?"