High Integrity Protection Systems – Recommended Practice

IOGP Report 443

This document is aimed at those involved in the definition, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of high integrity protection systems (HIPS), and provides technical recommendations on how a HIPS can be utilised.

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High integrity protection systems (HIPS) and especially high integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS) are an increasingly common feature of oil and gas facilities worldwide. They can provide an alternative to conventional mechanical protective devices (e.g., relief valves) or reduce the load upon them. In some cases, they present the only practical option to facilitate field development and/or expansion.

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