Functional Safety for Technicians and Process Operations Personnel

An online self-paced learning path about safety instrumented systems and functional safety in the process sector

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Course Overview

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are one of the key independent layers for protecting processes in applications such as safe isolation of storage tanks, turbine overspeed protection and burner management; just to name a few. The modern SIS is typically a system comprising multiple sensors, a logic solver and final elements which are relied upon to react to potentially hazardous events with minimal operator intervention. The goal is to design an SIS that can detect process excursions from the norm, and automatically react to prevent escalation into an incident.

Drawing on key standard IEC 61511 (ISA 61511 in the USA) and various other industry guidelines, the course focuses on the operation and maintenance aspects of SIS, including the critical requirements of inspection and proof testing.

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Jon Keswick Certified Functional Safety Expert - CFSE
Jon Keswick is the founder of eFunctionalSafety. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of automation systems. In recent years, Jon has worked on many projects as independent functional safety assessor. This experience has provided a deep insight into what can go wrong, and what could be done better to avoid costly re-work on safety system projects.

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