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exida Presenting and Exhibiting at IATEX 2013


  July 11, 2013

exida will be presenting and exhibiting at the Industrial Automation Tech Expo 2013, which will be held July 24-26, 2013 in Taguig City, Philippines.

The presentations will be as follows:

Understanding IEC 61511 – The Process Safety Standard

IEC 61511 has been developed as a Process Sector implementation of the international standard IEC 61508: “Functional safety of electrical / electronic / programmable electronic safety-related systems.” The standard has two concepts, which are fundamental to its application; the safety lifecycle and safety integrity levels (SIL). The safety lifecycle forms the central framework which links together most of the concepts in this international standard. It is a good engineering procedure for safety instrumented system (SIS) design. In the safety lifecycle, process risks are evaluated and SIS Performance requirements are established (availability and risk reduction). Layers of protection are designed and analysed. Finally, a SIS (if needed) is optimally designed to meet the particular process risk. The standard is primarily concerned with safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector (sensors, logic solvers and final elements are included as part of the safety instrumented system). exida will introduce the basic concepts for the Safety Lifecycle of your Safety Instrumented System.

Control System Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has quickly become a serious issue for professionals in the process and critical infrastructure industries. An unprecedented number of security vulnerabilities have been exposed in industrial control products and regulatory agencies are demanding compliance to complex and confusing regulations. There are well established strategies and techniques that automation professionals can employ to discover and mitigate security vulnerabilities and improve the inherent security of their products and systems. Learning and adopting these strategies will help companies stay ahead of potential vulnerabilities. exida will introduce concepts that will provide you with the information necessary to help your organization implement and maintain secure control systems.

Also, please stop by Booth #08 to learn more about the products and services that exida has to offer.