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EXIDA CERTIFIES VELAN TORQSEAL™ VALVE FOR FUNCTIONAL SAFETY


  December 07, 2011

exida, an accredited global certification company, has certified the Velan Torqseal™ triple-offset butterfly valve for functional safety. The certification ensures that the valve meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508.

“A Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) was performed on the Torqseal family of valves, which confirmed their suitability for use in safety applications,” said exida Evaluating Assessor Chris O’Brien.  “We are impressed by the thoroughness and robustness of Velan’s development process, and they demonstrate a solid understanding of the issues necessary to achieve high levels of functional safety.”

”We selected exida because of its expertise in functional safety certification,” explains Gil Perez, vice president of engineering at Velan.  “exida’s certification process has helped us focus our processes and product design on the real requirements of functional safety in accordance with IEC 61508. Obtaining a SIL 3 capable rating for our Torqseal™ triple offset butterfly valve is an important part of Velan’s long-term strategy regarding SIL certification for our product range.”