exida Webinars

Why Bother With Systematic Issues?

26 February 2020

The question of Systematic failures/issues is an important one because too many people don’t truly understand what is meant by systematic failures and what the resulting impact of these can be for process operations and the safe running of a plant.

So, what are systematic failures or issues? These are failures that can be introduced via poor design specification, implementation, lack of training/competence, lack of procedures and improper documentation. In essence, it comes down to having a well-defined Functional Safety Management Plan and what we call the 3 Ps: Personnel, Procedures and Paperwork.

The webinar will explore some of the causes, as well as identify how to avoid and prevent systematic faults being introduced to the SIS and its SIFs. It emphasizes the importance of preventing systematic failures and looks at the impact of systematic issues on the safe operation of the plant, which cannot be underestimated and/or overstated.

What you will learn?

  • What are systematic failures
  • What causes systematic failures
  • How to avoid introducing systematic issues
  • Why it’s important

Who should attend?

  • SIS designers and Engineering contractors
  • Operations and maintenance personnel
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors


Session: 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST

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Session: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

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About the Presenter:

Steve Gandy, CFSP

Steve Gandy Steve Gandy joined exida as VP of Global Business Development, from Metso, bringing with him 35 years of experience of industrial controls and safety experience. He was responsible for sales and operations in Asia for Metso, setting up their India subsidiary and China energy and process team. Steve was also responsible for managing Metso’s VAR partners in the region, as well as developing new markets in Vietnam, Egypt, Indonesia, Ukraine and Guam.