Functional Safety (IEC61508/61511) for the Process Industries - Classroom workshop
Previously titled "Practical Safety Instrumentation and Emergency Shutdown Systems for Process Industries"
For project managers and engineers involved with hazardous processes, this workshop focuses on the management, planning and execution of protection systems in accordance with IEC 61508/61511, the international standards for process industry safety instrumented systems.
This IDC workshop is structured into two major parts to ensure that both managers and engineering staff are trained in the fundamentals of safety system practices. The first part of the workshop, approximately the first third, provides an overview of the critical issues involved in managing and implementing safety systems.
The subjects covered in the overview portion of the workshop include:
- Risk management principles as applied to protection systems.
- The legal framework such as major accident hazard regulations and control of substances hazardous to health.
- An overview of standards IEC 61508/61511
- An introduction to the safety life cycle as defined by the standards.
- Process hazard analysis and its link to protection systems.
- The meaning of SILs and their cost implications.
- The problems and rewards of SIL determination
- Basics of safety instrumentation.
- Economics and cost of ownership
- Competency requirements and conformity assessment programmes.
- Conclusion: What should management be doing towards compliance?
This course is available fully online by our sister organization the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT).