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
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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.

Best Staff Training Award 2011 – Belmont Business Awards

Hero Engineering was awarded the Winner of the WA statewide award for ‘Best Staff Training 2011’.  This award confirms our ongoing comittment to employee development, staff certification and client training programmes in the industries that we participate.  The awards are run annually by the Belmont Enterprise Centre with judges, this year, from the Curtin University Business School.

PTTEP – Alarm Rationalisation

Hero Engineering awarded alarm rationalisation for FPSO, Wellhead and subsea control and safety systems.  The systems are centred on DeltaV and DeltaV SIS with around 10,000 I/O.  The works addresses both EMUA191 and ISA 18.2 guidelines with the 7 phases of alarm management from Philosophy development to MOC initiatives.

Woodside Energy – Okha FPSO

Hero Engineering engaged by Woodside Energy for ICSS commissioning in April through to First Oil in September 2011. Ongoing works awarded for competency based training, SIF reviews, alarm testing, ICSS mods and support.

Zenith Award 2011 – Transport, Power and Infrastructure

Hero Engineering was judged winner for the DiCOM Stage 2 project development.  The project uses the HeroSafe safety management system for all IEC61508/62061 compliance, Profibus DP was used exclusively for around 170 drives and  over 150 valves and analysers, Profibus PA was used for all instrumentation.  The control and functional safety resides in an ABB 800xA DCS using S88 batch with functional safety for process and machinery implemented with Pilz safety systems.

The design, performance and safety engineering processes passed all independent peer reviews assisting the project to gain financial approval for full scale development and global rollout.

What the Judges said:

TRANSPORT, POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE
(sponsored by Rockwell Automation)
Hero Engineering for DiCOM Project Development
The Judges said: “This is a well-engineered and well-managed project. The winner accomplished pioneering engineering work on an innovative process in the absence of reference designs or existing standards.”

Zenith Award 2011

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