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Training: Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for the Process Industry Sector - IEC61508/61511

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This two-day course provides an introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for the process industry sector.

Event Details

Start Date/Time 14 Jun 09:00
End Date/Time 14 Jun 17:00

Management of functional safety

  • Policy and responsibilities for people, the environment and physical assets
  • Safety life-cycle and demonstrating compliance, FAT, Verification & Validation (V&V), Assessments, Audits and Competency
  • Information and documentation requirements

Process hazard and risk analysis
  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Risk reduction requirements and ALARP
  • Selection of the method for determining required SIL

Allocation of safety functions to protection layers
  • Key differences between IEC 61508 and 61511
  • Layers of protection analysis (LOPA) and screening techniques
  • Common cause and dependent failures

SIS safety requirements specification
  • Modes of operation and determining the required SIL
  • Architecture and lessons from “Out of control”

SIS design and engineering
  • SIL assessment of hardware, fault tolerance, diagnostic coverage and safe failure fraction
  • SIL assessment of software
  • Selection of equipment
  • Human factors 

Requirements for application software
  • Architecture, design methods, and V&V
  • Full and limited variability languages

SIS installation and commissioning

  • FAT and V&V planning and integration, good practice, training and simulation
  • SIS operation and maintenance
  • Inspection and proof testing

SIS management of change
  • Modification and decommissioning

Course Fee
  • First booking: £895 + VAT
  • Additional bookings: £820 + VAT

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Event Type: Course
Date: June 14, 2016