exida Webinars

Understanding the Value of IEC 61508 Product Certification

10 February 2016

IEC 61508 is a standard for what is known as “functional safety.” This standard is becoming a higher priority with many safety system designers in the industrial controls market since many owner-operators require all devices used in a safety protection system to be IEC 61508 certified. Some however do not understand the steps in the certification process and the benefits of these steps for safety and reliability.

This webinar will describe the certification process and share real world examples of actual safety system failures that would have eliminated if the devices had been certified by exida.

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

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

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Ted Stewart

Ted Stewart, CFSP

Ted Stewart graduated from the University of Central Florida. While achieving his Industrial Engineering degree he worked for Lockheed Martin analyzing and enhancing their Earn Value tracking PM tools. He also was assigned to streamline existing processes and saved the company over 300k in annual labor costs. Accomplishing these tasks made him a certified Green Belt in Six Sigma. He then accepted an offer from Harris Corporation in Melbourne, FL. During his 4 ½ year tenure with the company he helped transition and lead the program management efforts successfully for over 20+ classified products which ranged from products in the development phase and onto the production phase. Ted is now a project manager and quality deputy for exida in the Sellersville, PA location. He will be focusing his efforts communicating with key clients who are looking for product certification and managing the personnel certification sectors.