The safety requirements in the oil and gas industry are increasing together with the environmental protection measures. The protection of man and the environment is necessary. A further safeguard is needed to protect the system against overpressure and its consequences during transport of gas and oil. To ensure this requirement, an additional technical measure is required. Increasingly, instrumented systems are being used to protect the system, since these have a faster retrieval time than mechanical safety valves. HIPPS will fulfill exactly these requirements.
A High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) is a safety system intended to prevent overpressure within a plant, such as a gas plant or a gas carrier. The system will shut off the high-pressure source before the receiver’s design pressure is exceeded, preventing loss of containment due to rupture. HIPPS installations are often installed to prevent danger equipment, environment and personnel.