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exida Holds Seminar in the UK Regarding IEC 61511:2016

  March 06, 2017


exida would like to thank all of those who attended our seminar The Key Changes in IEC 61511:2016 - Improving Functional Safety at the Hilton Warwick in Warwickshire UK on February 23rd, 2017.

Over a decade in the making, a new version of IEC 61511, Functional Safety for the Process Industries is now available. 

While many consider the changes only clarifications of common interpretation, others consider the issues as significant. 

Some of the key changes are:

  • Clarifications of Prior Use Requirements
  • More Formal Competency Requirements for Personnel
  • Stronger Functional Safety Assessment Requirements
  • Stronger Maintenance Assessments Requirements
  • New Cybersecurity Requirements
  • Simplified Hardware Fault Tolerance Requirements
  • Stronger Failure Rate Data Requirements
  • New Application Software Requirements

These issues were presented with background information and some of the common interpretations. 

Stay tuned as exida plans to have more all over the world throughout 2017.