Calculations for verifying a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) with Safety Integrity Level (SIL) performance requirement are standard in the process industry these days. You will find examples in both the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards and Functional Safety (FS) training courses like those available ...

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When it comes to implementing safety instrumented systems (SIS) to comply with functional safety standard IEC 61511, the safety PLC is a pivotal device to specify. So, what are the key questions that you need to ask if choosing a new system supplier? Read more here.What is ...

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You may not know or care much about Hardware Fault Tolerance (HFT) unless you're working in a hazardous industry with Safety Integrity Level *SIL requirements. However, just like the multiple safety systems in your motor vehicle, systems used for protecting hazardous process plants are often built ...

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When it comes to deciding on using hard-wired logic or a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for a safety instrumented system logic solver design, there are some clear positive and negatives to each approach. So, how do you decide whether a programmable system is advisable or necessary ...

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Read on to see the software buyer's guide table...a comparison of 4 cloud-based software solutions for functional safety. This blog will will look at the main reasons why using such software is better than many traditional approaches, which companies are working in the domain, and ...

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