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.

Companies 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

  • Bob Botwinski, Eclipse® product manager, Magnetrol®

    “exida has a globally recognized IEC 61508 certification program. The exida certificate gives our customers strong confidence that our products are applicable to safety critical applications”.

    Bob Botwinski, Eclipse® product manager, Magnetrol®

  • Robert Gamble, Project Manager for Gimpel Software

    "The exida staff we interacted with were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. Dave Butler was instrumental in helping us to understand the certification process and requirements and how they applied to our situation. Questions and concerns were consistently addressed in a thoughtful and meaningful way. We learned a lot from the experience and are very happy with our decision to partner with exida."

    Robert Gamble, Project Manager for Gimpel Software

  • "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.”

  • Bob Masi, Detcon President

    “We chose exida because they have in depth knowledge of IEC 61508 that goes beyond the others we were considering. exida showed us a path through this complex standard.”

    Bob Masi, Detcon President

  • Mark Gaalswyk, Det-Tronics Senior Compliance Engineer

    "exida has the experience and reputation to provide a trusted certification which our customers depend upon for their critical applications."

    Mark Gaalswyk, Det-Tronics Senior Compliance Engineer

  • 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.

  • Curtis Dublanko - Profire Energy Design Engineer

    "exida provided an invaluable service to the Profire product development team in regards to training and upgrading existing processes. Interactions with the exida team were meaningful, educational, and productive."

    Curtis Dublanko - Profire Energy Design Engineer

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alan Bowden - Chiyoda

    "The ALM102 Alarm Management course was well laid out and kept my interest the whole time. It was just what I needed to take my alarm management knowledge and skills to the next level."

    Alan Bowden - Chiyoda