exida Recorded Webinars

Integrated Final Element Certification

Recording Date: November 2018

The proper specification, design and integration of final elements, and doing these steps correctly is necessary to ensure a SIL capable system is deployed. Actual performance of integrated final assemblies reveals that too many are not performing reliably throughout their mission time. Failure causes can be grouped into several key categories including; specification, design, and maintenance. These failures modes are evidence that the current processes need to be enhanced. To address these shortcomings exida has introduced its Integrated Final Element Certification Program. This webinar will review the steps required to complete a final element assessment and the benefits to users who selected certified assemblies.

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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.