exida Recorded Webinars

Determining Acceptable Failure Rates for Use in Safety Critical Calculations

Recording Date: July 2015

As more industries, customers, and regulatory bodies are requiring the adherence to the functional safety standards, the need for failure information for instruments and devices is increasing. Unfortunately with this increased demand there has been an increase in the number of self-certifications and third party certifications that provide failure information that is outside typical industry norms and leads to serious under design of safety functions. This webinar will review the sources of data and provide practical guidance on how to determine if the data you have would pass the “red face” test.

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About the Presenter:

Chris O'Brien, CFSE

Chris O'Brien Chris O’Brien is a Partner with exida. He has over 30 years of experience in the design,manufacturing, and marketing of process automation, reserve power systems, and safety related equipment. His main focus includes supporting new and existingcustomers with their implementation of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 functional safetystandards, as well as reliability analysis for mechanical devices. Mr. O’Brien is the author of “Final Elements and the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 Functional Safety Standards” and has been awarded 5 patents, including a patent for the industry’s first safety rated pressure transmitter.