Suppose your staff and contractors need to get up to speed with improving IEC 61511 functional safety competence for safety instrumented systems. If that's the case, this is the right blog for you.Developed over the past seven years, we've delivered many years of experience to ...

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When it comes to deciding on using hard-wired logic or a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for a safety instrumented system logic solver design, there are some clear positive and negatives to each approach. So, how do you decide whether a programmable system is advisable or necessary ...

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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? Experience with process industry functional safety assessment and audit would suggest that 100% compliance is NOT realistic when there are approximately 593 clauses, ...

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The process sector standard IEC 61511 edition 2 (also known as ISA 61511 in the USA) gets used in applications for safety instrumented systems. Applications are wide-ranging in producing chemicals, oil and gas, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food/beverage, and non-nuclear power generation.Why the Update?The original ...

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