If you own or operate any electrical / electronic or programmable system that has safety functions with a SIL (safety integrity level) rating, then you need to conduct periodic functional safety audit or FSA 4.I hear you say, “functional safety audits and functional safety assessments are not a requirement, our installation pre-dates these new-fangled standards!”. Read

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Functional Safety Assessment may be a dry topic even at the best of times, so much so that I took it as a personal challenge to try and write a paper about it!The paper highlights experiences from several different projects and concludes with some simple recommendations to save time, money and mistakes.The paper featured at

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Achieving complete compliance with “risk-based” functional safety standards like IEC 61511 is a great objective to have, but is it, in fact, possible?

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Perhaps you have installed safety systems which date from the 1990’s or early turn of this century. If so, you might be wondering whether you need to follow IEC 61511 edition 2 for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) conformance?

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Hazardous process industry sites must carry out periodic functional safety assessment (FSA) of safety instrumented systems. But why?   Many hazardous process industry sites have viewed Functional Safety Assessment (FSA) as a project activity to be completed when a new safety instrumented system (SIS) gets installed, and of course, that is absolutely correct. Some have also

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Functional Safety Assessment (FSA) has been a requirement in IEC 61511 – Safety Instrumented Systems for the process industry sector, since the first edition published back in 2003. An FSA is one of the clear activities required to claim compliance with the IEC 61511 standard. The stated objective is to ensure that functional safety and

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