Proof test coverage is an important variable in Safety Instrumented System design that can impact risk reduction by an entire SIL level. This is shown in PFDavg calculations. Most engineers who design and verify safety instrumented functions (SIFs) understand how hard it is to design a manual proof test with high effectiveness (also called high proof test coverage).
This webinar will show that the real objective is to detect failures NOT detected by automatic diagnostics explain proof test coverage, why this is an important safety parameter, and will explain how proof test coverage is calculated, showing several examples of proof test procedures along with the test coverage.
This subject is covered more in depth in exida’s latest publication Final Elements in Safety Instrumented Systems, IEC 61511 Compliant Systems and IEC 61508 Compliant Products.