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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Without effective functional safety assessment and audit, you may never know whether your safety system will perform when it is really needed. That is perhaps a bold statement, but read on if you think you disagree.Read to the end of this blog to get the FREE RACI matrix spreadsheet for your safety project planning. Automated systems

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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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