Course Instructor - David J Smith BSc, PhD, CEng, FIEE, FIQA, HonFSaRS, MIGasE (View Profile)
One Day Workshop
The drive for increased safety and a competitive market place has
led to the production of IEC 61508, a new standard for providing functional
safety using electronic systems. It formalises a risk-based approach
to establishing target SIL (safety integrity levels) for instrumented
protection systems and assessing if systems meet these targets.
This workshop provides a one-day insight into the process backed-up
with a practical process example. Participants will be encouraged to
consider how IEC 61508 applies to their own field, products, services
- What IEC 61508 addresses and why
- The impact and implications of IEC 61508
- How functional safety is addressed by IEC 61508
- Managing safety using IEC 61508
- IEC 61508 in practice (syndicate exercise)
- Future directions
Each session will provide opportunities for discussion of key points
in order to reinforce and enhance participantsí learning.
IEC 61508 is already having a wide impact in process industries.
Regulators consider IEC 61508 as best practice for safety-related
electronics while companies and government agencies are starting to
specify IEC 61508 compliance for equipment procurement. Suppliers
are beginning to realise that IEC 61508 compliance will provide their
products with a competitive edge.
Maintenance 2000 have practical experience of applying the IEC61508
standard, and can provide services ranging from provision of initial
advice, through setting up the framework of the methodology, to the
management of the complete IEC61508 process. Used effectively, IEC61508
can result in the reduction of protection system complexity, without
adding significantly to design time schedule and budgets.
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