exida Recorded Webinars

Recap: SIS 101: The Basics of Functional Safety (2017)

Recording Date: October 2017

The purpose of this webinar is to provide you with a basic understanding of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), the associated standards, commonly used terminology, and the fundamental requirements for IEC 61511 and IEC 61508. This webinar will decipher probability of failure on demand (pfd) and architectural requirements. Additional discussion on topics related to the Operational Phase of the safety lifecycle will also be covered, including validation and proof testing, partial stroke testing, proof test coverage, and control of modifications.

This webinar will help you will gain a basic understanding of SIS, the ability to read and interpret safety-related standards and documentation, and gain knowledge around operating and maintaining your safety instrumented function (SIF.) With this information, you can evaluate their current SIS practices for improvement opportunities and cost reductions, and make competent decisions with respect to safety.

We know that the standards on Functional Safety can be lengthy and difficult to navigate. This webinar will help unravel some of the mysteries behind safety and help navigate the user through the associated standards and requirements. It will help you understand terms associated with safety, why proof testing is needed and how to reduce maintenance errors and expenses by extending their proof test intervals.

View Webinar   


About the Presenter:

Loren Stewart, CFSE

Loren Stewart Loren Stewart graduated from Virginia Tech with a BSME. She has over 4 years of professional experience. She currently works for exida consulting as a safety engineer, focusing on the mechanical aspects of their customers. Along with assessing the safety of products and creating FMEDAs and reports, she researches stiction and is creating a database for the 2H initiative according to IEC 61508.