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New Book: Functional Safety - An IEC 61508 SIL 3 Compliant Development Process


  October 20, 2010

exida.com LLC is pleased to present this first edition of Functional Safety - An IEC 61508 SIL 3 Compliant Development Process by Michael D. Medoff and Rainer I. Faller. The intent of this book is to provide the reader with an example development process for safety application products that meets all of the requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 of the IEC 61508 standard.  The description of this process will help illuminate and interpret the requirements of the standard, and should help with the effort of adapting existing processes in an organization to be compliant with this standard.

The book will ship on November 15th, 2010 and is available for pre-order at a special discount.

exida is one of the world’s leading knowledge companies specializing in automation system safety and availability with over three hundred years of cumulative experience in functional safety. Founded by several of the world’s top reliability and safety experts from assessment organizations, manufacturers, and end-user companies, exida is a partnership with offices around the world. exida offers training, coaching, project oriented consulting services, stand alone and internet based safety engineering tools, detailed product assurance and certification analysis, and a collection of on-line safety and reliability resources. exida maintains a comprehensive failure rate and failure mode database on safety equipment.

exida Certification is a Geneva Switzerland based independent certification organization that performs IEC 61508 certification assessments.