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Applying IEC 61511 to Burner Management Systems

Course Code: FSE 104


Course Description:

This course provides an overview on how to implement a performance based Burner Management System (BMS) and move away from the constraints of a prescription based standard for safety function design, especially when waste fuels are introduced into boilers or process heaters. The IEC 61511 standard is the functional safety standard specific to the Process Industry sector. This standard introduces a safety lifecycle concept which is a structured engineering process to ensure functional safety is achieved in a plant. The standard also focuses on evaluation of process risk and required risk reduction, if necessary. The safety lifecycle approach to BMS will address any deficiencies in design, testing, documentation, maintenance or modification requirements.

Skills You Will Learn:

  • Understand the need for a IEC 61511 compliant BMS
  • Understand the hazards of combustion
  • Understand risk reduction for the combustion hazards
  • Develop an understanding of NFPA, ISA and IEC standards and their requirements for BMS
  • Identify Safeguards and Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) for combustion systems
  • Practical Implementation of an IEC 61511 compliant BMS safety system

Course Topics:

  • Purpose of Burner Management Systems
  • Overview of combustion equipment
  • Causes of Furnace explosions
  • BMS Operations Sequencing
  • Combustion Hazards and associated Risk Reduction
  • BMS and related standards
  • IEC 61511 and the Safety Lifecycle
  • Safety Requirements Specifications (SRS)
  • BMS Documentation Requirements
  • BMS Testing Requirements
  • BMS Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Who Should Attend:

  • Instrumentation Engineers
  • Instrumentation Technicians
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Engineers
  • Process Safety Engineers
  • Process Control Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Managers of the above disciplines

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