exida Recorded Webinars

Practical and Robust Implementation of the IEC Functional Safety Standards

Recording Date: April 2014

The release and adoption of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 has created new requirements for all organizations involved with equipment used in safety related systems. As these functional safety standards are applied more broadly across industry and referenced more frequently as examples of best practice by industry and product standards the importance of meeting them is increasing. The requirements of the standards are new to many end users, EPCs, and manufacturers of valve, actuator, and other devices used in the final element which can result in effort invested in areas that do not guarantee compliance or increased safety reliability.

This webinar will:

· Review the functional safety standards along with the steps necessary to meet them

· Examine IEC 61508, including the Safety Lifecycle, key documentation necessary, and information that is supplied to end users

· Review IEC 61511 to examine the impact of the information supplied by manufacturers

· Provide examples from both the manufacturer and end user viewpoint to illustrate common pitfalls as well as best practices

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About the Presenter:

Loren Stewart, CFSE

Loren Stewart Loren Stewart graduated from Virginia Tech with a BSME. She has over 10 years of professional experience. She currently works for exida consulting as a safety engineer, focusing on the mechanical aspects of their customers. Along with assessing the safety of products and creating FMEDAs and reports, she researches stiction and is creating a database for the 2H initiative according to IEC 61508.