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IEC 61508 - Functional Safety Overview for Design & Development Leaders

Course Code: FSE 210


Course Description:

The IEC 61508 family is a performance-based set of standards for functional safety that are commonly applied to the design and development of automatic protection systems in a variety of applications (process industry, industrial / machinery equipment, medical devices, railway, mining, etc.). These standards do not present prescriptive solutions at the safety function level, but instead specifies the use of common performance metrics for characterizing reliability and design integrity. This course provides an overview of IEC 61508, the functional safety lifecycle, and how to design/develop products and systems that meet 61508 requirements. It describes an example of a 61508-compliant development design process which has proven to bring better products to market, at reduced cost, and with shorter time-to-market. It also describes the benefits of functional safety certification, such as accelerating market and end-user adoption.

Who Should Attend:

  • Product Development Managers
  • Company Marketing personnel
  • Sales Professionals responsible for 61508-compliant products

Length: 1 Day

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