- by Rick Smith
- Monday, March 11, 2013
Define the Safety Function for a Better Certification
When a product is getting certified for functional safety, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the safety function. First, let’s be clear what is meant by the safety function. IEC 61508-4 describes a safety function as a “function to be implemented by a safety-related system or…
- by Steve Close
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
Why should I get my mechanical device certified per IEC 61508?
I was recently approached with a question regarding why it would be necessary to certify mechanical devices, such as valves, per IEC 61508 when it is not clearly stated in the standard that the standard is applicable to such devices. After looking through IEC 61511 and Read More...