exida Recorded Webinars

Efficiently Configure your Safety PLC Application Program

Recording Date: November 2019

exida’s exSILentia® SILver™ module is the gold standard for SIL verification in the industry. For almost 20 years it has allowed users to design their safety instrumented systems by defining architecture, voting, and equipment selection and ensuring the safety integrity of each instrumented function. The conceptual design as documented in SILver™ in combination with the Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) specifies the requirements for the application program of a SIF/SIS’s a logic solver. Converting these requirements can be time consuming and can be prone to errors due to misinterpretation of the requirements.

Using the exSILentia® SIS Logic module, the application program can be automatically generated with the click of a button. Apart from time savings due to automatic conversion, an additional benefit is the ability to start the logic creation process later in the project schedule avoiding costly redesign activities. This webinar will review the possibilities of automatic application program creation and demonstrate the SIS Logic module as well.

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About the Presenter:

Iwan van Beurden, CFSE

Iwan van Beurden 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.