exida Academy Training

Overview of IEC 61508 and How it Applies to End-Users

Course Code: FSE 122


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. Though the standard is typically referred to as the manufacturers standard, end-users in the process industry are likely to run into IEC 61508 references, e.g. regarding certification of equipment. This training course will provide an introduction into IEC 61508 and explain what manufacturers are required to do in order to achieve exida IEC 61508 certification. The training course will also explain what end-users need to look for in any certification report/compliance claim. In addition to end-users the training will also be of interest for manufacturers as they will learn how end-users interpret a product’s compliance to IEC 61508. Skills You Will Learn

  • Understand the scope and general requirements of IEC 61508
  • Understand how IEC 61508 certification benefits end-users
  • Understand what to look for with IEC 61508 certified products

Course Topics

  • Introduction to IEC 61508 background
  • Definitions
  • The IEC 61508 safety lifecycle project engineering flowchart
  • exida assessment levels
  • Certification requirements
  • Certification results

Who Should Attend

  • Process Safety engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Control engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Plant manager

Course Length: 1 day

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