exida Webinars

Best Practices in Achieving Functional Safety in Turbine Applications

28 January 2015

The adoption of the functional safety standards continues to gain momentum in turbine applications. Both industrial and power turbine sites are now requiring compliance to IEC 61511. This webinar will review both technical requirements and market trends related to functional safety and turbines. Technical topics will include best practices related to the functional safety process and a review of safety system design. Market trends will cover which standards are required by region, turbine size, and industry.

Session: 10:00am - 11:00am EST (GMT -05:00)

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Session: 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien, CFSE

Chris O’Brien is a Partner with exida. He has over 30 years of experience in the design,manufacturing, and marketing of process automation, reserve power systems, and safety related equipment. His main focus includes supporting new and existingcustomers with their implementation of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 functional safetystandards, as well as reliability analysis for mechanical devices. Mr. O’Brien is the author of “Final Elements and the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 Functional Safety Standards” and has been awarded 5 patents, including a patent for the industry’s first safety rated pressure transmitter.