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IEC 61508 - An Introduction to Functional Safety in Oak Ridge, TN taught by Dr. William Goble


  August 30, 2017

IEC 61508

exida Academy is pleased to announce the open enrollment course IEC 61508 - An Introduction to Functional Safety presented by exida co-founder Dr. William Goble.  The course is confirmed and will be held in Oak Ridge, TN (outside Knoxville) from September 26-28, 2017.  For more details and to sign up click here.

Course Description:

The IEC 61508 standard for functional safety of electrical /electronic and programmable electronic systems, explains the concepts of safety integrity levels, the safety lifecycle, and many detail requirements needed to ensure functional safety. The standard is comprehensively reviewed, and documentation requirements, project implications, and maintenance/operational implications are explained. Also, checklists and other implementation tools are presented.

Skills You Will Learn:

  • Understand the scope and general requirements of IEC 61508.
  • Understand how to apply the safety lifecycle at a project level.
  • Understand the basic requirements for product development.
  • Understand software language requirements, test requirements and documentation requirements.
  • Understand the concepts of FMEDA and probabilistic hardware analysis.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to IEC 61508 Background
  • Definitions
  • The IEC 61508 Safety Lifecycle Project Engineering Flowchart
  • Exercise Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)
  • Exercise Probabilistic, Evaluation Techniques
  • Project Operations and Maintenance
  • General Product Development Process Requirements
  • Software
  • Product Requirements, Product Requirements, Diagnostics
  • FMEDA analysis
  • Language, Requirements
  • Development Tool Requirements
  • IEC61508 Company Implementation

Who Should Attend:

  • Control Engineers
  • Safety Engineers
  • Risk Analysts
  • Safety Equipment Development Engineers

Length: 3 Days