Oil and Gas

Design and assessment of protective systems

Protective systems are the barriers that are put in place to prevent incidents happening, or escalating or causing harm. They are the cheese slices in James Reason’s Swiss cheese model. 

ABB provides services and systems for individual protective systems or across all of the layers of protection for a particular event and include; designing systems, checking / reviewing existing designs or new ones done by others, providing design procedures & standards & training, providing maintenance & testing procedures, performing barrier health checks or tests.

Often the overall protection is described through a bow-tie diagram to help understanding by non-technical staff.

Our services are very wide ranging and cover many types of protection including:

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