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APOS 2.0 - Automated process for follow-up of safety instrumented systems

The importance of maintaining a safe, efficient and reliable energy sector has recently become increasingly clear. In this project, we develop solutions to enable the energy sector to improve follow-up of their safety systems by introducing digital solutions that facilitate sharing and exchange of important safety information from design to operation.

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Through close collaboration with industry and academia, the project will develop and test new digital solutions for functional safety through distinct but closely related pilots that facilitate sharing of information between systems and companies. At the same time, the project will evaluate how people and work processes are affected by the introduction of open digital platforms and solutions.

The solutions will give Norwegian industry a competitive advantage and lay the foundation for input to international standards. The project will run over four years. In the first year we will focus on mapping opportunities and challenges by developing and adapting open digital platforms and representations.

A main question will be how to facilitate digital design and operation of interoperable safety systems while also satisfying central authority, established industry practice and referenced standards.

The following key business partners participate in the project: 1) safety system suppliers Kongsberg Maritime (Project owner), Siemens Energy and ABB 2) the consulting company Safetec 3) the engineering company Aker Solutions, 4) the operating companies Aker BP, ConocoPhillips, Equinor and Vår Energi who request and implement the solutions, and 5) the research institutions SINTEF (project manager), NTNU and Fraunhofer which contribute with research-based methods and the sharing of knowledge to the industry. The business partners want to invest in technology that can increase the degree of digitalisation and automation in their services.

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Project duration

2023 - 2026

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