exida, the global leader in functional safety certification for the process industries, has certified the NOV Texas Oil Tools Subsea Shear Seal Ram Actuator (SSR) for functional safety, ensuring that they meet the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508. This is the industry’s first BOP component to receive functional safety certification.
” NOV Texas Oil Tools has a very strong documentation process that records the project details including certification and validation results,” says Steve Close, exida Evaluating Assessor.
“exida is excited about bringing a new rigor to assessment of critical components in the upstream market,” says Gene Cammack, exida’s Director of Gulf Coast Region.
“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,” says NOV Texas Oil Tools. “exida has strong expertise in mechanical products and showed us how to apply functional safety.”