exida Recorded Webinars

How Final Element Design and Selection Relates to Overall SIF Performance and Cost

Recording Date: June 2020

Final elements play a key role in achieving a safe design, initial capital investment, and total operation cost. Understanding how final elements are designed and how they can fail enables users to make informed tradeoffs between upfront cost and lifetime costs. This webinar will review key information that should be collected and reviewed whether you are working with a new SIF design or managing installed equipment. 

Attendees of the webinar will:

  • Develop an understanding of key drivers to final element performance in safety systems
  • Learn how final element design and documentation can drive maintenance costs
  • Learn about new solutions such as exida’s eRAVA certification

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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.