§ 10 Safety functions
Onshore facilities shall be equipped with necessary safety functions that can at all times
- detect abnormal conditions,
- prevent abnormal conditions from developing into hazard and accident situations, and
- limit the damage caused by accidents.
Requirements shall be stipulated for the performance of safety functions.
The status of active safety functions shall be available in the central control room.
Section last changed: 01 January 2014
Safety functions are defined in Section 3.
As regards the choice and design of safety functions as mentioned in the first subsection, the NS-EN ISO 13702 standard should be used. To stipulate the performance for instrumented safety functions as mentioned in the second subsection, the IEC 61508 and 61511 standards should be used.
The safety functions as mentioned in the first subsection, form part of the barriers against accident and hazard situations as mentioned in Sections 4 and 5 of the Management Regulations.
To ensure that the safety functions are always able to safeguard their functions as mentioned in the first subsection, they should be designed such that they can be tested and maintained without impairing the functions' performance. As regards disconnection of safety functions, see Section 42 of these regulations.