What happens when a functional safety project is not well planned, plans are not properly communicated or accountabilities are unclear? Safety-related projects are essentially no different to any other project in terms of management, but the issue of accountability is a clear issue that often does not get enough attention. When it goes wrong, people, the

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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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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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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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