Safety Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety
Introducing Functional Safety in the Process Industry
Key Terminology, Regulations and Standards
Premium Course Key Terminology for Functional Safety
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.
Premium Course Regulations and Standard IEC 61511
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.
Functional Safety Management
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A module introducing the importance and main aspects of functional safety management. Topics include planning, organization of project esources using a practical RACI matrix, examples of procedure setup and management.
Premium Course Competence Introduction
Competence of personnel is crucial for successful functional safety projects. This module explains the ideas behind the competence journey and how this can be best managed in a competence management system.
Premium Course Verification and Validation Planning
The concepts of verification and validation from IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 are explained. This module includes typical contents of verification plans and validation plans as a practical starting point.
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Functional Safety Assessment, or FSA, is an activity proposed at several stages in the IEC 61511 SIS safety lifecycle. This module explains the 5 key stages for FSA, and elaborates on the subtle distinction of FS Audit.
Hazards, Risk and SIL Target Analysis
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Learn typical hazards and loss of containment events from history. The fundamentals of harm to people, the environment and assets is explained. Practical examples of qualitative and quantitative risk estimation are provided.
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Process Hazards Analysis and risk assessment methods get introduced and explained in the contest of IEC 61511 and functional safety. Typical hazard and risk study methods like HAZOP, risk garphs and LOPA are outlined.
Premium Course Introduction to Probability and Frequency
Gain an understanding or how probability and frequency get used in functional safety projects. This module outlines the main principles and distinctions between probability and frequencies using practical examples.
Premium Course Cybersecurity Risk Assessment
The news is full of stories about computer-viruses affecting hospital and business IT systems, but are industrial automation control and safety systems somehow immune? The short answer is NO. This module outlines the other standards you will need to refer to and introduces cybersecurity risk assessment basics.
SIS Safety Requirements Specification
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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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Requirements are notoriously tricky to get right, as it is often difficult to know if they are complete. This module explains typical problems and possible solutions to control requirements more effectively for the long-term.
SIS Design, Engineering & Validation
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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.
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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Learn the design process for SIF, including a clear explanation of hardware fault tolerance (HFT) and typical voting arrangements for increasing safety and availability,
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You don't need to be a software engineer to understand and appreciate this module. The course explains the benefits of and restrictions imposed by programmable systems, how to specify SIS software, and typical Application Program development techniques.
Operating and Maintaining the SIS
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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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In this outline module, the principles of SIS modification and decommissioning are introduced. A checklist for typical SIS documentation "safety file" records is provided.
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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