White Papers & eBooks

Alarm Management


Alarm Management Lifecycle

Get a Life(cycle)! Connecting Alarm Management and Safety Instrumented Systems posted: 2010-07-21
Alarm Management and ISA-18 - a Journey, Not a Destination posted: 2010-07-21

Alarm Management Program

Managing Alarms to Support Operational Discipline posted: 2017-04-15
Make some Alarming Moves posted: 2015-02-02
Implement an Effective Alarm Management Program posted: 2015-02-02
Tips for Starting an Alarm Management Program posted: 2013-05-14

Alarm Philosophy

The Alarm Shelving eBook posted: 2018-08-09

Safety Related Alarms

Don't Let Your Safe Operating Limits Leave You S-O-L (Out of Luck) posted: 2019-04-24
Plug the Holes in the Swiss Cheese Model posted: 2017-11-07
Maximizing the Reliability of Operator Response to Alarms posted: 2017-04-15
When Good Alarms Go Bad: Learnings from Incidents posted: 2015-02-02
Using Alarms as a Layer of Protection posted: 2012-04-23
Saved by the Bell: Using Alarm Management to make Your Plant Safer posted: 2010-07-21

Cybersecurity (IEC 62443) Certification


IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Embedded Development Process

Incorporating Agile and Scrum into IEC 62443 posted: 2019-10-07
A Common Development Process for IEC 61508 and IEC 62443 posted: 2019-03-07

What is the IEC 62443 Certification Process?

IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification Programs Have Matured posted: 2019-10-07
The exida 61508 / Cybersecurity Certification Program FAQ posted: 2011-01-18

Cybersecurity (IEC 62443) Lifecycle


General

Integrating Cybersecurity Risk Assessments Into the Process Safety Management Work Process posted: 2015-08-07
The ICS Cybersecurity Lifecycle posted: 2013-11-16
The 7 Steps to ICS and SCADA System Security posted: 2013-09-23

Failure Rate Data


Failure Rate Methods

Getting Realistic Failure Rate Data posted: 2018-01-17
Random versus Systematic Failures – Issues and Solutions posted: 2016-09-27
Combining field failure data with new instrument design margins to predict failure rates posted: 2015-10-26
Field Failure Rates - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly posted: 2010-07-21

Field Failure Rate Data Comparisons

Comparing FMEDA Predicted Failure Rates to OREDA posted: 2016-04-11
Explaining the Differences in Mechanical Failure Rates: exida FMEDA Predictions & OREDA Estimations posted: 2015-09-11

Mechanical

Improving Reliability & Safety Performance of Solenoid Valves by Stroke Testing posted: 2017-01-26
Mechanical Failure Rate Data for Low Demand Applications posted: 2014-07-23
Development of a Mechanical Component Failure Database posted: 2010-07-21
Accurate Failure Metrics For Mechanical Instruments posted: 2010-07-21

FMEDA


FMEDA Database Validation

Comparing FMEDA Predicted Failure Rates to OREDA posted: 2016-04-11
Explaining the Differences in Mechanical Failure Rates: exida FMEDA Predictions & OREDA Estimations posted: 2015-09-11

FMEDA Method

Safety Accuracy Is Dead; Long Live Safety Deviation! posted: 2015-08-13
FMEDA - Accurate Product Failure Metrics posted: 2010-07-21

Functional Safety (IEC 61508) Certification


Diagnostics

The Meaning of Diagnostic Test Interval and It’s Impact on the Performance of SIFs posted: 2017-11-28
Properly Assessing Diagnostic Credit in Safety Instrumented Functions Operating in High Demand Mode posted: 2016-08-30

Functional Safety Certification Process

Criteria for the Application of IEC 61508:2010 Route 2H posted: 2017-09-20
Comparing Certification under IEC 61508 1st Edition and 2nd Edition posted: 2015-04-24
Functional Safety and EMI posted: 2014-06-27
The exida 61508 / Cybersecurity Certification Program FAQ posted: 2011-01-18
3 Important Factors in Evaluating your SIL Certified Device posted: 2010-07-21
3 Fatores Importantes na Avaliação de um dispositivo Certificado SIL posted: 2010-07-21

Software

Determining Software Safety: Understanding the Possibilities and Limitations of International Safety posted: 2016-01-21
Effects of Non‐Uniform Software Input Sampling on Confidence Levels Achieved per IEC 61508‐7 Annex D posted: 2016-01-21
Real Time Operating Systems for IEC 61508 posted: 2010-07-21

Functional Safety Lifecycle


LOPA

Considering Multiple Initiating Events in a LOPA posted: 2019-02-22

PFDavg & SIL Verification

Safety Instrumented Function Verification: The Three Barriers posted: 2017-11-09
Properly Assessing Diagnostic Credit in Safety Instrumented Functions Operating in High Demand Mode posted: 2016-08-30
The Key Variables Needed for PFDavg Calculation posted: 2015-10-06
Roadblocks to Approving SIS Equipment by Prior Use posted: 2014-07-23
What Does Proven-In-Use Imply? posted: 2010-07-21
Using Simulation to Characterize Common Cause posted: 2010-07-21

Risk Analysis

Don't Let Your Safe Operating Limits Leave You S-O-L (Out of Luck) posted: 2019-04-24
Streamlining Process Safety Management for Reduced Risk posted: 2018-02-27
Reducing Project Lifecycle Cost with exSILentia® posted: 2017-01-06
A Norma de Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguranca para Brasileiros posted: 2010-12-08
Accurate Modeling of Shared Components in High Reliability Applications posted: 2010-07-21

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

Functional Safety Practices for Operations & Maintenance posted: 2018-06-13
Functional Safety For Managers – What Managers Need to Know posted: 2018-06-01
Use of Leading & Lagging Indicators - Good Practice For SIS posted: 2018-02-22
Integrated Safety for a Single BMS posted: 2016-08-04
Setting the Standard posted: 2011-06-17
Position Paper on IEC 61508 2010 Definitions Regarding Minimum Hardware Fault Tolerance posted: 2010-11-10
Functional Safety in the Life Science Industries posted: 2010-07-21

Operations & Maintenance


Field Failure Data Collection and Statistical Analysis

Using Predictive Analytic failure rate models to validate field failure data collection processes posted: 2015-10-26
Results of Statistical Analysis of Pressure Relief Valve Proof Test Data posted: 2014-07-23
Statistical Signature Analysis posted: 2010-07-21

Proof Test

Strategic Proof Testing posted: 2019-09-25
Results of Statistical Analysis of Pressure Relief Valve Proof Test Data posted: 2014-07-23

Site Safety Index

Assessing Safety Culture via the Site Safety Index posted: 2016-04-08
Quantifying the Impacts of Human Factors on Functional Safety posted: 2016-04-08