exida Recorded Webinars

Back To Basics – How Does a Product Achieve SIL and How is it Used?

Recording Date: July 2019

Understanding the requirements of IEC 61508 is the foundational step in achieving a SIL rating for you product. However, achieving a SIL rating isn’t the “end of the road”.

In this webinar, we will discuss and determine how that SIL rating can be used.

We go Back to Basics and look at:

  • How to find a safety integrity level
  • What are the requirements for the manufacturer of a device?
  • What is SIL Capability?
  • What are Architectural constraints?
  • What is PFDavg?
  • How is SIL used by end users?
  • How to calculate SIL
  • How to reach a certain rating
  • Is there a way to improve a SIL rating?

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About the Presenter:

Loren Stewart, CFSE

Loren Stewart Loren Stewart graduated from Virginia Tech with a BSME. She has over 10 years of professional experience. She currently works for exida consulting as a safety engineer, focusing on the mechanical aspects of their customers. Along with assessing the safety of products and creating FMEDAs and reports, she researches stiction and is creating a database for the 2H initiative according to IEC 61508.