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Conceptual Design and SIL Verification’s Ultimate Resource

Conceptual Design and SIL Verification’s Ultimate Resource

Getting Realistic Failure Rate Data - Part 5

Over the course of several blogs , I will talk about getting realistic failure rate data, where this failure data comes from, and how different methods of failure data analysis compare. I think if you understand this, you will begin to get a very good feel of what it…

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My Proof Test Coverage is Better Than Yours!

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Safety Equipment Reliability Handbook, 4th edition

Each month at exida, we strive to spotlight one of our products that makes the job easier for today's industry professional.  In this blog, I wanted to talk about our latest edtion of the SERH (Safety Equipment Realiability Handbook)

The SERH provides a collection of failure rate data…

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Setting the Pace

Going back in time to the turn of the century (remember 2000?), the amount and quality of failure data threatened to doom the whole probabilistic analysis approach.  I recall a letter in IEEE Spectrum magazine from Patrick D. O’Conner, a well known reliability engineering author, who expressed the…

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SILSafe Data Website

SILSafe Data Website

exida has launched the web site www.silsafedata.com. SILSafe Data is a web site listing a number of product categories used in process control and the expected range of failure rates for process industry applications. The use of realistic and application appropriate failure rate data has a significant…

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Why Does My Proof Test Coverage Change with Partial Stroke Testing?

I have run into this question a couple of times now and though the answer is somewhat straightforward, some customers have trouble wrapping their head around this without a clear example. So here we go…

First of all we need to keep in mind that the objective of a…

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