High-integrity Pressure Protection System

A high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) is a type of safety instrumented system (SIS) designed to prevent over-pressurization of a plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery. The HIPPS will shut off the source of the high pressure before the design pressure of the system is exceeded, thus preventing loss of containment through rupture (explosion) of a line or vessel. Therefore, a HIPPS is considered as a barrier between a high-pressure and a low-pressure section of an installation.

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High-integrity Pressure Protection System - Standards and Design Practices
... acceptance in the last decades of HIPPS as the ultimate protection system ... for the design, implementation and management of safety systems applicable to a variety of sectors with different levels of risk definition ... mainly focuses on electrical/electronic/programmable safety-related systems ...

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