API RP 17O
Recommended Practice for Subsea High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS)
|Publication Date:||1 October 2009|
This recommended practice (RP) addresses the requirements for the use of high integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS) for subsea applications. API 14C, IEC 61508, and IEC 61511 specify the requirements for onshore, topsides, and subsea safety instrumented systems (SIS's) and are applicable to HIPPS, which are designed to autonomously isolate downstream facilities from overpressure situations. This document integrates these requirements to address the specific needs of subsea production. These requirements cover the HIPPS pressure sensors, logic solver, shutdown valves, and ancillary devices including testing, communications, and monitoring subsystems.