Equipment, Systems and Process: The role of Actuated Valves in Safety Instrumented Systems[R]

Author: Jacqueline Onditi

Company: Pentair Actuation and Controls

IEC 61508 «Standard for Functional Safety of Electrical / Electronic / Programmable Electronic Safety related Systems»
• It is an equipment manufacturer standard.
• It defines the design and performance criteria necessary for equipment installed on safety systems that include an E/E/PE device.
• It is technology neutral.
• It is based on reduction of risk according to the principle of «ALARP»
• It is structured to be applied in conjuction with sector specific functional safety standard.