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Training: Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for the Process Industry Sector

IEC 61508 / 61511

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

Event Details:
Start Date/Time 09 Dec 09:00
End Date/Time 10 Dec 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
Location: Stockport UK
Date: December 9, 2015