Collecting Field Data Using SILStat™
Recording Date: April 2015
You are expected to collect key operational and maintenance data, i.e. field performance data as part of the IEC 61511 / ISA 84.00.01-2004 standards and as part of compliance with an OSHA PSM Mechanical Integrity Program. What does that mean? You need to record product failures, process demands, success or failure of protection layers, among others. You are also expected to maintain records of your executed proof tests and mandatory maintenance activities. Comparing your actual field performance with your assumed performance and taking the corrective action when necessary is also expected. exida developed the Life Event Recorder tool SILStat™ which addresses all these needs. This webinar provides an overview of the SILStat™ software and review its capabilities and data analysis concepts.
About the Presenter:
Iwan van Beurden, CFSE
Iwan van Beurden, CFSE is the Chief Technology Officer, Director of Product Development at exida. He supports exida’s end-user services, exida’s manufacturer services, and exida certification activities. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the Functional Safety field. Mr. van Beurden is responsible for the development, maintenance, and certification of the exSILentia® integrated Safety Lifecycle tool and associated products. Mr. van Beurden also performs IEC 61508 development support, Functional Safety Assessments, and a variety of reliability analyses. He supports all safety lifecycle tasks, ranging from the Process Hazard Analysis, Layer of Protection Analysis, SIL Selections, and SIL Verifications, to proof test specification and operational event recording. Mr. van Beurden also performs process gap analyses to determine the level of effort companies need to undertake for compliance with IEC 61508 or IEC 61511. He gives training for exida and is also an ISA fellow and instructor.
Mr. van Beurden previously worked for Yokogawa Industrial Safety Systems in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. He worked both in the R&D and in the Operations department as a Safety Assessment specialist. He was involved with the implementation of IEC 61508 within Yokogawa Industrial Safety Systems dealing with SIS reliability calculations and the safety education of engineers. Mr. van Beurden is a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and a member of ISA. He has published various papers and magazine articles. He holds a Master of Science degree from Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where he majored in reliability engineering and graduated cum laude.