What is the Safety Life Cycle? | Functional Safety IEC 61511

The Safety Life Cycle The Safety Life cycle is an important concept in the domain of Functional Safety. It recognizes the fact that “Safety” is not a one shot affair, or something like a standard product or service that can be obtained by a one time payment or effort. Rather Safety (including Functional Safety, Process Safety, Occupational Safety and all other branches of Industrial Safety) are a process and they follow a lifecycle concept, that is closely aligned with the lifecycle of the plant or equipment that they make safe. The picture above shows this Safety Lifecycle, as outlined in the  well accepted IEC 61511 standard, which is the de-facto “gold standard” on Functional Safety in the Process Industry. Process industries are those where bulk materials are processed in the form of solids liquids and gases such as Oil and Gas, Petroleum Refining, Chemicals manufacturing, gas based power plants and …

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What is a Safety Instrumented System?

A Safety Instrumented System (SIS for short)  is used in many process plants to ensure continued safe operation of the process. In case of any disturbance that is likely to result in an unwanted incident the SIS automatically brings the process to a safe state and prevents loss of life, asset damage and environmental damage. For process plants that handle hazardous, toxic, explosive or other similar materials, Safety Instrumented Systems  prevent unwanted incidents from happening. What is a Safety Instrumented System? In an earlier tutorial, we explained what a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF for short) does. In case you have not read it, we encourage you to do that now. A Safety Instrumented System can be thought of  simply as a collection of Safety Instrumented Functions. Take a look at the diagram shown here. It shows three Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF1, SIF 2 and SIF 3). All of these safety …

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Cyber security – Oil and Gas industries

This paper  related to cyber security oil and gas industries, is available as a part of the Abhisam Industrial Cybersecurity report, which can be downloaded now. Author: H Sreedhar. Recent History of Automation in Oil & Gas   The Oil and Gas industry (O & G for short) has been a pioneer in embracing digital technology. It was one of the first industrial sectors to transition to Distributed Control Systems(DCS), from analog electronic control equipment and pneumatic instruments. This transition started in a big way, about 35 years ago, when DCS were a “hi-tech” thing.   O & G is still a tech pioneer, in the era of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial IoT. It quickly embraced concepts like the Digital Oilfield. However, this has led to newer problems related to security. The development of digital control systems and the networking, particularly with the internet, has led to increased risk …

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Become a Certified Functional Safety Professional (Level 1)

Functional Safety Certification Functional Safety Certification is essential for all engineering professionals, who wish to work with Safety Instrumented Systems in industry. Most employers and clients demand that people that they employ have a good understanding of Functional Safety concepts, Standards that are in use and engineering practices. This competency requirement is now mandatory. Take this Functional Safety Certification course (Level 1) from Abhisam from the comfort of your home or office, or anywhere else. You may be located in Bangalore, India or in some city in the US such as Miami, FL or in Sydney, Australia or in Canada. It does not matter. You can take this course from anywhere in the world that has internet connectivity. This is the easiest way to learn about Functional Safety, SIL and SIS Cybersecurity and get certified for free. Abhisam’s Functional Safety, SIL and SIS Cybersecurity (Level 1) is the go-to course …

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Certified Functional Safety Professional-Training Workshop in Mumbai-Nov 2017

Update: July 2020:Functional Safety Training We have suspended all in person workshops, due to the pandemic. But all of these have now been replaced by easy, self paced e-learning Functional Safety courses, that you can take online. They are NOT videos of a professor speaking or a simple power point presentation. They are full fledged e-learning courses with text, animations, simulations, real life examples and calculations, exercises, videos and more. Plus get certified when you pass the associated exam and earn electronic badges, that can be displayed online on LinkedIn. Nov 7, 2017- The twenty second India batch of the renowned Certified Functional Safety Certification Course will take place from 20th to 23rd Nov 2017 in the Mumbai metropolitan region. This will be organized by Risknowlogy. Just like past batches, this batch is also seeing a good deal of interest from participants who not only wish to learn about Functional …

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Introduction to SIL & Functional Safety in India-Mumbai and Chennai

Update: These workshops are no longer being held. Now learn Functional Safety, SIL & SIS Cybersecurity when you take the Abhisam online, self paced, Level 1, e-learning course anytime at your convenience and from anywhere via any device. No restrictions at all. Learn everything about Safety Instrumented Systems, Safety Integrity level and the latest updates regarding SIS cyber security, as given in the updates to standards IEC 61511 and IEC 61508. For more details please click here. July 4, 2016– Abhisam is pleased to announce a new workshop that will teach engineers, technicians and safety professionals the basics of Safety Integrity Level and Functional Safety. This workshop will be held in association with Risknowlogy GmbH and will be an excellent preliminary training for doing the TUV Certified Functional Safety Professional course. This  training will cover the following topics at an Introductory level. * Functional Safety & Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS …

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Functional Safety Training in Mumbai in April 2016

Update: These workshops are no longer being held. Now get trained in Functional Safety, SIL & SIS Cybersecurity when you take our online, self paced, e-learning course anytime at your convenience. Course is from Abhisam. Learn every thing that you need to know about Safety Instrumented Systems, Safety Integrity level and the latest updates regarding SIS cyber security, as given in the updates to standards IEC 61511 and IEC 61508. Contact us to know more. ——————————————————————– From 25th- 30th April 2016, we will be having two Functional Safety training programs (traditional classroom programs) in Mumbai. These are : TUV Certified Functional Safety Professional program (25-28 April 2016) SIL Verification & Calculation workshop (29-30 April 2016). Both the programs will be conducted by Risknowlogy. Contact us to enroll as seats are limited.