exida Recorded Webinars

Determining SIF Response Time

Recording Date: October 2016

Functional Safety standards dictate that the Overall SIF Response Time be documented in the Safety Requirements Specification (SRS), but little direction is provided to assess the parameter. This webinar will

  • review definitions provided in the standards,
  • dissect event scenario timeline,
  • suggest an approach to determining Overall SIF Response Time based on process analysis,
  • provide example calculation,
  • identify concern for real world issues.

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About the Presenter:

Denise Chastain Knight, P.E., CFSE, CCPSC

Denise Chastain Knight Denise Chastain Knight P.E., CFSE, CCPSC has 31 years’ experience in engineering design, process improvements, process risk analysis and safety instrumented system implementation.  Her recent responsibilities included coordination of risk management, process safety management, combustible dust and functional safety programs for a global consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management firm. She has been technical lead for IEC 615811 compliance projects in the oil& gas, chemical and power industries for clients in multiple countries.  Denise holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is an inductee of the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni. She was voted Georgia’s Young Engineer of the Year in 1994, past chair of the NCEES PE Chemical Engineering Exam Development Committee, chaired the AIChE Body of Knowledge Development Team, and an AIChE Fellow. Denise represents exida on the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Technical Steering Committee.