BHP Nickel West Leinster – Skip Winder Safety System is Online

Skip Winder successfully migrated to the new Winder safety system and function tested with hand over to BHP NW operations on Monday 19th August 2019. All works were completed to the Hero Engineering Concept Design and BHP/Hero Migration strategy with detailed Functional Safety engineering and installation of the ABB Safety systems using Hero Engineering’s Exida AS61508 certified processes.

Functional Safety Management Certification Renewal

After extensive internal and external independent audits, Exida has renewed the Functional Safety Management and Engineering systems of Hero Engineering to May 1, 2022. The Certification reconfirms our SIL 3 capability in compliance to AS/NZS 61508:2010 underpinning our extensive FS works in process and machinery safety. Hero Engineering has been a Certified Functional Safety Management company since 2013.

Hero Engineering SIL3 Exida Certificate

 

Woodside OKHA Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) upgrade 2017/2018

Hero Engineering worked closely with Woodside and Siemens Perth on planning, implementation and testing of the OKHA Siemens PCS7 Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS), Compressor Control and Boiler Control Systems offshore. The upgrade involved removal of all hazards from the Topside and Marine operations together with identifying the necessary measures required to safely remove the Safety System , Fire and Gas System and Main Control System coverage during the cut-over process. The ICSS version cut-over was performed in less than an hour due to meticulous migration planning and pre-work, including a 100% FAT on staged simulation systems.

Functional Safety Management and Engineering Renewal

After extensive internal and external independent audits Exida has renewed the Functional Safety Management and Engineering systems of Hero Engineering to April 2019.  The Certification reconfirms our SIL 3 capability in compliance to AS/NZS 61508:2010 underpinning our extensive FS works in process and machinery safety.

Our certificate can be found: Q12-07-060 C001 R1-1 Hero Engineering_C61508 Service Certificate SIL3

Sandfire Resources – DeGrussa Copper

Sandfire Resources renews DeGrussa I&C contract with Hero Engineering. Commencing in August 2013, Hero Engineering has provided process optimisation with increased plant uptime and increased control systems reliability providing substantial value to the DeGrussa operations and it’s shareholders.

Expert Witness – Functional Safety of Machinery

Hero Engineering acted as expert witness for the defense in a case related to a Mine Winder.  The work involved forensics over the 12 year life of the winder cage systems with investigation into the original design basis, modification management, competencies and incident reporting systems.

INPEX Ichthys Project Update

Hero Engineering has entered into a 3 year agreement with INPEX for Functional Safety Lifecycle engineering to AS 61508 for the Ichthys FPSO, Platform and LNG facilities. The FS works range from SIL Determination, SIL Verification and preparation for the Ops phase across all facilities. The award is a culmination of continued collaboration with INPEX from February 2014.

INPEX – Ichthys LNG Project Functional Safety

Hero Engineering continues SIL Reviews and SIL Selections for the Ichthys FPSO and CPF project packages.  The works will be executed in Perth with workshop attendance in South Korea.

exida Certifies Hero in Functional Safety Management Engineering Services

Hero Engineering is certified by exida, an accredited global functional safety certification company specialising in safety critical / high availability automation systems and control system security. Our Functional Safety Management Engineering Services are certified Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 in accordance to AS/IEC 61508 standards.

Read the exida press release in full.

exida Certificate 2012
Click to enlarge

First IEC 61508 Shaft Sink Mine Winder for QLD

Hero Engineering completes turnkey design and implementation of Elect, Control and safety systems for U/G powered winders in QLD.  The winder is the first shaft sinking unit in QLD to be commissioned and operational with DEEDI’s requirement for IEC 61508 compliance.  The Functional Safety engineering used Hero Engineering’s HeroSafe FSM system to manage and document risk assessments, SRS development, SIL verifications and validations.  The safety reviews and designs co-ordinated works in South Africa and Australia to high standard.

This project has been completed concurrently with 2 other significant QLD shaft sink projects to 1,000m and 1,500m respectively that are due for commissioning in Q2 2012.  Both major shaft sinks in Copper and Zinc have also utilised HeroSafe.