exida Recorded Webinars

Understanding the Value of IEC 61508 Product Certification

Recording Date: February 2016

IEC 61508 is a standard for what is known as “functional safety.” This standard is becoming a higher priority with many safety system designers in the industrial controls market since many owner-operators require all devices used in a safety protection system to be IEC 61508 certified. Some however do not understand the steps in the certification process and the benefits of these steps for safety and reliability.

This webinar will describe the certification process and share real world examples of actual safety system failures that would have eliminated if the devices had been certified by exida.

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About the Presenter:

Ted Stewart, CFSP, exidaCSP

Ted Stewart Ted Stewart is a Program Development & Compliance Manager with exida. Previously working for Lockheed Martin and Harris corporation, he developed 10+ years of expertise in safety and high availability automations systems, manufacturing and lean process improvement. Ted is located at the U.S. corporate office (Sellersville, PA) and focuses his efforts around business relations and new program development within functional safety and Industrial Automation Control System (IACS) cybersecurity.