exida Webinars

Functional Safety Assessment of Final Elements

29 March 2017

IEC 61511 requires that Functional Safety Assessments be conducted at various points in the safety lifecycle. A thorough and well documented evaluation of final elements is not only a standards requirement but it is also one of the most important activities to ensure safety reliability and process availability. This webinar will present a straightforward process to achieve effective final element assessments.


Session: 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST

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Session: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

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About the Presenter:

Chris O'Brien, CFSE

Chris O'Brien 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.