ABB and Dresser Masoneilan announced an agreement to collaborate on developing an integrated process to monitor, test and manage emergency shutdown valves (ESDV) during all operational conditions, from normal plant operations to abnormal situations. Emergency shutdown valves play a key role in oil, gas and petrochemical applications, as well as many other industrial processes.

The combined solution leverages the capabilities of ABB’s 800xA High Integrity SIS (Safety Instrumented System) and Masoneilan’s SVI II ESD (emergency shutdown device) and PST Controller.

As an integrated object within System 800xA, Masoneilan’s SVI II ESD device can be configured to perform scheduled partial valve stroke tests while remotely monitoring and maintaining the emergency shutdown valves during normal plant operations.

“While open standards offer great benefit for end users, it is the collaboration between automation vendors that provides for an “out-of-the-box” solution capable of generating instant results,” said Sandro Esposito, global marketing manager for Digital Products at Dresser Masoneilan, in a prepared statement. “The SVI II ESD provides an excellent return on investment with its combined shutdown function, partial stroke test function and shutdown event ”blackbox” into a single SIL3 certified device.

The SVI II ESD is the only SIL3-certified ESD certified at 4mA with stainless steel housing. The device can be implemented using a 4/20mA signal (analog safety demand), 0-24Vdc (discrete safety demand) or a combination of both. Standard on the device are an LCD display and explosion-proof external pushbuttons.

System 800xA High Integrity is ABB’s next-generation safety system. The SIL 3-rated Safety Instrumented System (SIS) provides a high level of integration of safety and control with an embedded technology architecture that provides protection of the process, plant, personnel, and the environment.