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Safety Lifecycle

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Lesson Outline

Course Outline

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Introducing Functional Safety in the Process Industry

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Lesson 1:  Safety in Context

Preview this opening section of the course for free. The remaining modules in this course can be accessed by purchasing the full course.

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An extensive summary of the SIS safety life-cycle according to IEC 61511.

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Video, text and audio summary of a process accident in the UK that resulted in multi-million losses.

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History from the 1960's to the present day of safety-related electrical and control systems.

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Key Terminology, Regulations and Standards

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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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This module explains the major changes from edition 1 to edition 2 of IEC 61511 to being you up to date with latest requirements.

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Premium Course Chapter 3 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

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.

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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.

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Gain an understanding of eight different job roles that have to interact during the lifecycle of an SIS to achieve and maintain risk reduction.

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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.

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Premium Course Chapter 4 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

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.

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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.

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In this module, you will learn the main options for determining SIL targets, with outline examples of risk graph and LOPA techniques.

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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.

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Premium Course Chapter 5 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

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.

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Premium Course Chapter 6 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

SIS Design, Engineering & Validation

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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 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 Concept SIF Design

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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Premium Course SIS Software

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.

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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 Chapter 7 Quiz

A quiz to check your understanding.

Operating and Maintaining the SIS

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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 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 8 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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