Getting Credible Failure Data for SIF Design Verification
Recording Date: February 2023
Functional Safety standards have established an ingenious, systematic method for management of risk. This method does not provide prescriptive designs for safety functions but instead establishes performance targets based on risk reduction need. Safety function designers are free to provide optimal designs. But must then show that these designs meet the performance targets based on justification and quantitative analysis. This webinar explains those tasks, then focuses on the most important target, the PFDavg calculation. Credible failure rate data is needed for that task and it will be shown that not all data is credible.
About the Presenter:
Dr. William Goble, CFSE
Dr. Goble has over 40 years of professional experience. He is widely recognized as an expert in programmable electronic systems analysis, safety and high availability automation systems, automation systems new product development and market analysis. He developed many of the techniques used for probabilistic evaluation of safety and high availability automation systems. He has published many papers and magazine articles. Dr. Goble has a BSEE from Penn State, a MSEE from Villanova and a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands.