April 29

SIS & Functional Safety for IEC 61511

A popular Learning Path for IEC 61511 & SIS

Our popular online self-paced learning path eLP003: SIS and Functional Safety for IEC 61511 now includes some free modules for anyone to register and try.

If you purchase the full course, here are the key learning outcomes.

Firstly, you'll be able to outline the full safety life cycle of the 61511 standard from hazard and risk assessment through to final decommissioning.

You'll be able to describe a safety instrumented system and get to know the key standards and regulations that drive SIS requirements.

Next you'll learn how functional safety planning, assessment and management audit are key to good project outcomes.

During the course you'll follow a typical workflow from assessing hazards using HAZOP, how this links to layers of protection analysis; eventually resulting in several ways in which safety integrity level can be determined.

Following a typical project workflow, you'll learn how safety requirements drive the design and eventually the validation and proof testing of the system.

As a key outcome of the course, during the design phase, you'll learn about SIS hardware and software equipment selection options and important aspects of SIL capability certificates.

Delving deeper, you'll also see the effect of voting structures, hardware fault tolerance, and the most important principles of reliability calculations for SIL purposes.

For those with an operations bias, the final course module has requirements for 61511 to sustain SIL for the long term.

Watch out for further updates soon, with embedded safety lifecycle tool demonstrations of aeShield software.

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It's free to register and try the first few modules

About the author

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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