Functional Integrity Certification™ is a program that evaluates the most critical attributes of an automation product:
The goal of the program is to improve product / system performance by assessing ability to perform in critical situations.
With the evolution of technology and incidents such as Stuxnet, it has become more apparent that security vulnerabilities can impact the operation of a safety instrumented system.
Integrity certification from exida analyzes how the security design impacts SIS performance
Traditional certification companies have given IEC 61508 SIL 3 approval to products with complicated end user programming and impractical proof testing requirements. This has resulted in failed system designs that are not safe.
Integrity certification from exida evaluates the complexity of implementation and practicality of maintenance procedures.
Anti-Virus Software Prevents Safety Shutdown.
Availability assessment ensures the dependability of automation products in critical applications. In most continuous process facilities, this means reliable 24x7x365 operation for up to several years at a time.
As part of the evaluation, exida quantifies the false or spurious trip rate of a product using standardized modeling and probabilistic methods. Trip rate data is combined with empirical data to help predict product reliability.
Functional Integrity Certification includes “false trip” failure rates not just safe failure rates.
The only product certification program that covers: