Several standards have been formalized to address the reliability of SISs. IEC 61508 and ISA /IEC 61511 are two well accepted standards being followed by leading product manufacturers and leading end users in small to large process industries encompassing Chemicals, Oil refining, Oil & Gas production, Non-nuclear Power generation etc.
All processes carry risk of small or big level to harm humans, environment or property. The safety engineering knowledge of above standards has a tremendous potential to reduce the risk of an identified safety instrumented function (SIF) by design of SIS to deliver the performance level of SIL1 / SIL 2 / SIL 3 in a systematic & most cost effective way to a tolerable level.
Government regulatory (OSHA/EPA), HSE-UK, & Seveso Directive -II in countries like the United States, UK, Europe considers these standards as “good engineering practices” for compliance to process safety management by law / act. This seminar is designed to be an awareness program on SIS-SIF-SIL for an individual industry / institution operating where risk of an accident is a matter of time!
- SIS – Safety Instrumented System
- SIF – Safety Instrumented Function
- SIL – Safety Integrity Level