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EXIDA CERTIFIES PBM VALVE’S BALL VALVES FOR FUNCTIONAL SAFETY


  July 31, 2012

exida, an accredited global certification company, has certified PBM Valve, Inc.’s AN, TN, and IM ball valves for functional safety.

The certification ensures that the valves meet the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508.

“PBM provides flow control solutions that meet our customers’ delivery requirements, coupled with uncompromising service,” says Jay Giffen, PBM Valve’s -inside sales and marketing manager. “Obtaining the SIL 3 capable rating from exida validates our commitment to providing high quality, safe and reliable valve solutions to critical process applications.”

“The capability of the PBM process, as well as the suitability of the AN Series, TN, Series, and IM Series Floating Ball Valve products was confirmed through an extensive certification process that included a site audit and the completion of a Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA),” said exida Evaluating Assessor Chris O’Brien.  “PBM has a mature development process that provides the rigor needed to ensure the delivery of products that achieve high levels of functional safety.”