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5 management tips for better safety system projects

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...

Automated systems have been used in safety applications now for a few decades. As a result we should have some good collective experience for handling projects that involve using these systems to reduce risk.

The safety systems I'm writing about in this blog are variously called ESD, HIPPS, BMS, IPS, ICSS, SIS, SRECS [1] or possibly some other multi-letter abbreviation that I've forgotten to mention. These systems typically use discrete (on/off) or analog sensors to detect hazards, programmable logic to decide how to act, and final elements that take action; usually without human intervention.

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