Involvement in PDS forum
The PDS-forum is a key arena for the RAMS group. It gives us a unique environment where we can allign our research with the needs of the industry and the society.
PDS Forum is a co-operation between around 25 members representing oil companies, drilling and well service companies, engineering companies, consultants, vendors and researchers, with a special interest in Safety Instrumented Systems.The RAMS group has been an active member and contributor the PDS forum since the forum was formed 25 years ago. The active participant from RAMS group now is professor Mary Ann Lundteigen.
Some examples for research projects where the RAMS group has contributed are:
- PDS method and data handbooks. The PDS method and data handbook are are updated on a regular basis. The RAMS group has been involved in all recent updates. The RAMS group has also been a key project partner in developing the PDS Tool which is a computer-based tool for reliability quantification of safety-instrumented systems using the PDS method.
- Common Cause Failures in Safety Instrumented Systems (part of the joint-industry research project "Tools and guidelines for integrated barrier management and reduction of major accident risk in the Petroleum Industry" funded by the Norwegian Research Council and members of the PDS forum 2013-2015).
- Barriers to prevent and limit acute releases to sea (part of the joint industry project "Development of barriers and indicators to prevent and limit pollutants to sea" funded by the Norwegian Research Council and members of the PDS forum 2010-2012).
- Reliability Prediction Method for Safety Instrumented Systems - PDS Example collection (part of the joint-industry research project "Development of barriers and indicators to prevent and limit pollutants to sea" funded by the Norwegian Research Council and members of the PDS forum 2010-2012).
- Use of the PDS Method for Railway Applications (2009). The project report demonstrates how the PDS method is applied to the analysis of railway signalling systems, and to explain how the PDS method relates to definitions and approaches suggested in EC 61508.
- Guideline for follow-up of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in the operating phase (part of the joint-industry research project "Management and follow-up of SIS integrity" funded by the Norwegian Research Council and members of the PDS forum 2007-2009).
All reports are available from http://www.sintef.no/projectweb/pds-main-page/pds-research-projects/.