exida Recorded Webinars

Essential Steps in Designing and Implementing a Compliant Final Element

Recording Date: July 2016

There continues to be a fair amount of questions and uncertainty related to what “really needs to be done” to implement a final element that meets functional safety requirements. This webinar will provide a step by step process for the design, implementation, and operation of an IEC 61511 complaint final element. Both performance and integrity requirements will be discussed and practical examples will be provided.

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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.