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Entries tagged with: IEC 61508 Certification

  • by Dr. William Goble, CFSE
  • Thursday, May 09, 2013
  • Certification

Certificate Forgery!

exida has discovered yet another forged functional safety certificate.  You can read about another occurrence in a previous blog entry.

False Certificate


The company name on the forged certificate is ISP SA DE CV, Cunduacan, Tab., Mex.  How could someone…

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  • by Iwan van Beurden, CFSE
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Certification

How Do You Certify to IEC 61508?

As you may already know, when it comes to the certification of equipment according to IEC 61508, there are several 3rd party agencies from which to choose. It is obvious from reviewing different assessments on for example a solenoid, that the interpretation of IEC 61508 and thereby the assessment…

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The exida Certificate Explained

The exida Certificate Explained

A manufacturer whose product passes the exida IEC 61508 Assessment Scheme will receive a certificate based on IEC 61508 and perhaps other functional safety standards. There is a significant amount of information on a certificate that may not be always trivial for a novice. This document explains how one…

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Which Edition of IEC 61508 is Relevant to Me?

Simply stated, the 2nd edition of IEC 61508 is the relevant standard for newly developed products and new certifications.  This represents the current best practices on functional safety techniques and measures, and is what the marketplace expects for today‚Äôs products. 

Renewed certifications can use the 1st edition of…

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