High Integrity Pressure Protection System


HIPS exclusively devoted to protection against overpressure

Note 1 to entry: Alternative terminology: over pressure protection system (OPPS).

Note 2 to entry: A HIPPS can be used as an alternative to, e.g.:

• full pressure rating of downstream equipment, or

• adequately sized mechanical pressure relief devices, or

• design the disposal system for simultaneous reliefs.

Source: ISO/TR 12489:2013(E) Reliability modelling and calculation of safety systems. Global Standards

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