exida - Functional Safety Services, IACS Cybersecurity, Alarm Management, IEC 61508 Certification

Who We Are.

experience enables exida to provide practical solutions to address your most difficult challenges.

exida 20 years

Founded in 2000 by several of the world's top reliability and safety experts, exida is the world’s leading product certification and knowledge company specializing in automation system safety, alarm management, cybersecurity, and availability. With over 20 locations worldwide, exida's global presence ensures there is always someone close by ready to help your team be successful.

Our TeamCompanies around the world turn to exida for help and guidance related to functional safety, alarm management, and control system cybersecurity standards implementation.

Our team of industry leading engineers have over 500 years of combined knowledge, with extensive experience in Chemical, Petro-Chemical, Oil & Gas, Subsea, Metals and Mining, Pharmaceutical, Pulp & Paper, Power Utilities, Automotive, Robotics, and Machinery applications. This unique combination of technical depth and hands on experience enables exida to provide practical solutions to address your most difficult challenges.

exida is the choice of leading companies when it comes to implementing and achieving compliance to the global standards relating to the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards for functional safety for the process industry; IEC 62443 for industrial control system cybersecurity; ISA-18.2 for alarm management; ISO 26262 for functional safety of automotive,  IEC 62061 and ISO 13849 for safety of machinery, and ANSI/RIA 1506 for robot safety.

Adding Value

Our clients need to cost-effectively implement the requirements of the safety and security standards. exida enables this by creating unparalleled engineering tools that reduce the time and cost of compliance, delivering coaching and training to rapidly develop a knowledge base within the clients organization, offering a full range of lifecycle services to supplement in-house resources, and providing independent assessments to ensure compliance and traceability.

Whatever your needs, exida has you covered. Let our knowledge be your guide.

What our clients are saying about us

  • William Bunk, GSK

    "exida provided a great cyber security overview to confirm our current procedures, while offering recommendations to make enhancements to keep current with industry standards."

    William Bunk, GSK

  • Bill Zhou, Rosemount Product Marketing

    “exida has clearly become the certification market leader. Their analysis documents the device’s exceptional safety integrity. Combining a high safe failure fraction (> 96%) with broad diagnostic coverage and the ability to detect process / installation issues such as plugged impulse lines increases proof test intervals and reduces total cost of ownership.”

    Bill Zhou, Rosemount Product Marketing

  • "exida was so easy to work with, very clear and really worked with us to ensure we met certification requirements. Their knowledge and advice were superb throughout the process.”

  • Pedro Patela, Petroleum Technology Company

    "Highly skilled and trained staff. The team was very supportive, helpful, flexible and adaptive to different workloads and needs throughout the entire project. Dave even worked during his vacations. We are very thankful to the entire team, especially for the final push, which helped us to meet the delivery deadline.”

    Pedro Patela, Petroleum Technology Company

  • Eric Swanson - Honeywell

    "The level of professionalism exhibited by exida is outstanding. Their ability to interpret IEC 61508 in terms of our project development process is invaluable."

    Eric Swanson - Honeywell

  • Zohaib Siddiqui, ME Global

    "Their courses are especially effective in providing a detailed understanding of the concepts of Functional Safety for both beginners and experienced personnel. Class exercises allow concepts to be absorbed and applied effectively especially where calculations/analyses are involved.”

    Zohaib Siddiqui, ME Global

  • NOV Texas Oil Tools

    "Certification of NOV Texas Oil Tools’ Shear Ram and the assessment of the design process to the IEC 61508 standard raises the bar in safety critical components and gives their clients a clear indication of conformance. We found great benefit in applying functional safety to subsea products. exida has strong expertise in mechanical products and showed us how to apply functional safety."

    NOV Texas Oil Tools

  • Chris Schaeffer - Control Instruments

    The value exida provided us has been exceptional. Their technical expertise, combined with a dedication to timeliness and a high level of efficiency, has made our project a success. The assessor's ability to communicate clearly and completely at all stages helped tremendously.

    Chris Schaeffer - Control Instruments

  • Noshir F. Kharas - Emerson Process Management Valve Automation, Inc.

    "exida is truly the industry leader in SIL certification and pay special attention to details and give clear guidance during the certification process."

    Noshir F. Kharas - Emerson Process Management Valve Automation, Inc.

  • Khaled Abdelaal, Worley

    "The ALM-102 Alarm Management course was really a resourceful course, very well presented as well, so thank you very much!"

    Khaled Abdelaal, Worley