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Safety Lifecycle

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A self-paced  learning path for process industry professionals to gain a solid understanding of functional safety and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), according to the requirements of IEC 61511 edition 2 and IEC 61508 edition 2. 

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Lesson 1:  Video introduction

An outline of course eLP-004 - online Functional Safety for I&E Technicians

Course Instructions

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Safety In Context

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Learn how functional safety sits within the wider context of process safety.

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Premium Course The Buncefield Accident

Summary of a UK accident in 2005 cause by control and safety system failure.

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A summary of every IEC 61511 life-cycle step with the expected inputs, procedures and outputs at each stage.

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Premium Course Chapter 1 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

Essential Background

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Learn the link between hazards and Safety Integrity Level in this foundation module. Key terms introduced include, hazard, harm, ALARP risk reduction, RRF, SIL, BPCS, SIS and SIF.

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To provide an understanding of legalities, this module introduces regulation and code hierarchy in the US and Europe. Standards IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and IEC 62061 are outlined to explain their applicability.

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Premium Course Chapter 2 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

SIS Safety Requirements & Equipment

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Some background on the development of electrial and control system equipment used for safety from the 1960's to today.

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Learn the importance of the SIS safety requirements specification. This module explains how the SRS must be clear, precise, verifiable, maintainable and feasible. Typical SRS contents are provided as a project checklist.

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Premium Course SIS Equipment Selection

SIS equipment must be selected carefully. This module explains the principles and rules of prior use, provin-in-use and 3rd party assessed equipment practices in industry.

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Premium Course Chapter 3 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

Sustaining Safety Systems

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Learn the timing and technqiues for testing the SIS, including typical documentation, visual inspection and function checking.

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Premium Course SIS Operations

Gain an understanding of what's required for hand-over from projects to operations for a safety instrumened system. A typical operation and maintenance process flowchart is outlined.

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Premium Course Roles in the Lifecycle

Learn key SIS roles and what they need to be aware of to sustain SIL.

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Premium Course SIS Equipment Failure

Specifiers, designers and maintenance personnel all need a sound understanding of equipment failure. This module introduces systematic and random failure, including an explanation of failure rates, failure modes and typical failure distributions of instrumentation.

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Premium Course Bypass and Override

This module explains the distinction and reasons for startup overrides, manual bypasses and bypass risk assessment principles.

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An understanding of inspection and proof testing principles and typical practices is crucial for operators and maintenance personnel.

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In this outline module, the principles of SIS modification and decommissioning are introduced. A checklist for typical SIS documentation "safety file" records is provided.

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Premium Course Chapter 4 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

About the Presenter

Jon Keswick, CFSE

Jon Keswick is a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and founder of eFunctionalSafety. Feel free to make contact via Linked-In or comment on any of the eFunctionalSafety blog pages.

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