The Risknowlogy Blog

5ht PRIME INTELLIGENCE Helsinki 15 May 2017

On 15 May 2017 Safety Advisor and Risknowlogy Switzerland organised the 5th PRIME INTELLIGENCE event in Helsinki, Finland. Risknowlogy has been operating in Finland in cooperation with Safety Advisor for the last 11 years but this was the first time that PRIME INTELLIGENCE came..

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Risknowlogy at Siemens Singapore

Dr. Michel Houtermans of Risknowlogy meets with Mr. Franz Handermann, Partner Manager Process Safety at Siemens, and his colleagues from Siemens Singapore Mr. Lee and Mr. Chung. Topic of discussion was functional safety and competency. Risknowlogy provides Siemens with training services..

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Did you miss out on the first PRIME INTELLIGENCE event in Dubai?

The first PRIME Intelligence event in Dubai was held on 8 May 2017. Excellent event will excellent feedback from the delegates participating...

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Kardanan SIL 3 certified PLC Wellhead Control Panel

Risknowlogy certified the hardware and application software of the PLC used to manage the safety instrumented functions of 17 Wellheads. Kardanan Shargh designed and implemented the hardware and software of the Siemens PLC. The certification project included the following: Functional Safety..

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Risknowlogy trains McDermott, EGA, Dragon Oil, Farah Experiences, Dar Al Handasah Consultants

Risknowlogy trained this week McDermott, EGA, Dragon Oil, Farah Experiences, and Dar Al Handasah Consultants in their Dubai office. Topic was functional safety and SIL according to IEC 61511 and for our special guest from Farah Experiences IEC 61508. Farah Experiences operates theme..

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Mr. Fiorenzo Calò is the first certified HAZOP Chairman and FS Master in Italy

Mr. Fiorenzo Calò became the first Risknowlogy certified HAZOP Chairman and FS Master® in Italy. Read more about what this certification is all about and how it supports Mr. Calò...

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PRIME INtelligence Paris February 2017

IR&IS and FMDS organised a PRIME INTELLEGENCE event on 28 February 2027 in Paris, France. The event was attended by participants from Technip, Veolia, Actemium, HIMA, Tyco, Techma, and Safir. The participants learned about: Functional safety: a new necessity in..

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Risknowlogy certifies CSF’s FSM procedures for Process H&RA

Risknowlogy Switzerland certified the CFS procedures for Process H&RA according to IEC 61511...

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One Day SIL and Functional Safety Event – Dubai – 8 May 2017

Prime Intelligence event in Dubai on 8 May 2017. A place and time where we think, share and create.

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3rd SIL Verification and Calculation course Mumbai February 2017

Risknowlogy India organised for the 3rd edition of the SIL Verification and Calculation course in Mumbai, India.   The course was attended by participants from HPCL, ABB, Reliance, CB&I, Deccan Fine Chemicals and independent Safety Consultants. All participants received a..

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19th SIS for Professionals and Engineers course in Mumbai February 2017

Risknowlogy organised the 19th version of their popular TUV SIS for Professionals and Engineers course. Get trained, get certified - We are Risknowlogy..

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Risknowlogy trains ADNOC, Oryx, Technip, Samref, Safe Controls, and EGA

Risknowlogy trained this week ADNOC, Oryx, Technip, Samref, Safe Controls, and EGA in their Dubai office. Topic was functional safety and SIL according to IEC 61511. The course material and exam is TUV certified. The participants all receive a Safety..

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Profits Over Safety – You Seriously Do Not Get It

Every company is in the business of making money. So far so good. But taking too much risk can get you out of business. Profits Over Safety is not a sound business strategy. The latest company that took profits over..

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Risknowlogy trains Borouge Functional Safety Professionals

This November, Risknowlogy held an In-House Functional Safety for Safety Instrumented System Professionals training for employees of Borouge, at their office in Ruwais, UAE. The Functional Safety for Safety Instrumented System Professionals course is part of the SILComp® training and certification program...

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Second Iranian TUV SIS IEC 61511 Certification Course – Integrity through Integration

Following a successful first training course this September in Iran, we completed our Second Iranian TUV SIS IEC 61511 certification course at the beginning of November. The course was organized with our local partner pro-NEXO by Dr. Farshad Nourai and was again a great success. The main topics of the course were: Functional Safety Management Hazard & Risk Analysis Planning the SIF

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Functional Safety Roadshow Milano – October 2016

Results Functional Safety Roadshow Milano The experience of the road show was first-rated by the audience. This is what some of the delegates expressed: “The comparison between IEC 61511 edition 1 and edition 2 was explained in a very simple..

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59 new Functional Safety Professionals including Instrument Technicians

Congratulations to our 59 new SILComp® and TUV SUD Functional Safety Professionals, Engineers and Instrument Technicians in IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262. The TUV Certification is the basis but some professionals decided to get trained in more depth. Special congratulations to the attendees of our latest SIL Verification and Calculation Workshops and our FS and SIL for Instrument Technicians Course. The following professionals participated in our

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The First Iranian TUV SIS IEC61511 Certification Course Is A Fact

We are very proud to announce that the First Iranian TUV SIS IEC 61511 certification course has taken place in September in Tehran, Iran. The course was organized with our local partner pro-NEXO by Dr. Farshad Nourai and was a great..

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SIL 3 Mechanical Devices, Really?

There are many manufactures of mechanical devices (valves, actuators, etc) that claim that their devices can be used in SIL 3 applications. In this post I am going to explain that most mechanical devices actually will never achieve SIL 3. In..

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Risknowlogy trains PDO, E+H and Modec International

Risknowlogy trained this week PDO, Endress+Hauser and Modec International in their Dubai office. Topic was functional safety and SIL...

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10 ways to Manage Operational Risk Management (ORM) In A Low Oil Price Scenario

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What is Operational Risk Management (ORM) Operational Risk is the potential of loss arising due to failures in systems, people and / or operational processes which can result in an impact on People, Assets / Production, Environment or Reputation. In..

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Risknowlogy witnesses FAT Wellhead Control Panel WHCP

Risknowlogy witnesses FAT Wellhead Control Panel (WHCP) for a SIL 3 certification project. The project is carried out according to IEC 61511. In the picture you see all WHCPs lined up, ready to be tested. A simulator was used to..

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Risknowlogy trains Siemens Functional Safety Professionals

Dr Michel Houtermans trains 30 Siemens Solution Partners and Siemens Employees according to IEC 61511 with the objective to become Siemens Functional Safety Professionals. All participants have been trained 2 days including an open book exam. The  training is part of..

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58 new Functional Safety Professionals including Instrument Technicians

Congratulations to our 58 new SILComp® and TUV SUD Functional Safety Professionals, Engineers and Instrument Technicians in IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262. The TUV Certification is the basis but some professionals decided to get trained in more depth. Special congratulations to the attendees of our latest SIL..

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SIL Certified Overfill Prevention Systems

There are many tank farms around the world. You would think that tank farm operators would, from a business point of view, not be interested in overfilling a tank. How is is that good for business? Yet, today, many tank farms still have very poor tank level management systems and procedures in place. They are not in a position to manage overfilling properly and in a safe manner.

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63 new Functional Safety Professionals including Instrument Technicians

We are incredibly proud to start 2016 with this many advocates for the Functional Safety and SIL industry. The last period over a hundred candidates demonstrated their knowledge by passing the associated TUV exam.

This week a special congratulations to the below 63 new TUV SUD Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262.

The TUV Certifcation is the basis but some professionals decided to get trained deeper. Special congratulations to our latest SIL Verification and Calculation professionals and our FS and SIL for Instrument Technicians.

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44 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262

Congratulations to our 44 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262, SIL Verification and Calculation or FS and SIL for Instrument Technicians. The delegates not only received an online Safety Passport, a listing on the..

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Safety Moment – 8 Ways To Improve Your FATs

A factory acceptance test (FAT) is not the problem. An FAT, if well done, is a good thing. The problem is the majority of FATs are not well done. The purpose of an FAT is to test hardware and software..

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15th TUV Functional Safety Professional Certification course in Mumbai

Risknowlogy India organised the 15th TUV Functional Safety Professional course in Mumbai. Delegates came from BPCL, GE, Jacobs, Saral Controls, Reliance, and Invensys Schneider. For three days the delegates were trained in the concepts of Functional Safety and SIL according..

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1st SIL Verification and Calculation Workshop in Mumbai

Risknowlogy India organised the 1st SIL Verification and Calculation Workshop in Mumbai last week. The workshop was attended by delegates from Reliance, Invensys Schneider, Jacobs, ThyssenKrupp, and Safe-Tronics. In a two day hands-on workshop the delegates learned how to verify..

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52 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262, SIL Verification and Calculation or FS and SIL for Instrument Technicians

Congratulations to our 52 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262, SIL Verification and Calculation or FS and SIL for Instrument Technicians...

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Safety Leadership – Who Is Responsible? You Are …

Even though safety is in first instance a management responsibility, you can make the difference. The future of safety is in your own hands. You can make a difference by taking responsibility. ..

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How many professionals are involved in functional safety work?

There are always 4 professionals involved in functional safety work. One to do the work, one to verify, one to assess, and one to manage...

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37 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262

Congratulations to our 37 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262. The following professionals participated in our SILComp® program and got TUV SUD certified. They all met the eligibility requirements: Formal training Demonstrating the knowledge by passing the associated exam 6 Years of practical experience Not only did they demonstrate their competence

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Safety Moment – Verify the work independently

Nobody is perfect, everybody can make mistakes. Even the most competent professionals, with great education and years of experience can make mistake while dong their work. You would not be human if you would never make a mistakes. Where people..

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Risknowlogy in space?

Not yet. Risknowlogy just concluded a SILComp® IEC 61511 TUV SUD certified training course at the Evoluon in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Having the best training in the world is one thing. Organising it in an inspiring environment gives a whole new dimension..

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E+H Overfill Prevention System – Certified by Risknowlogy

Endress+Hauser created a video about their Risknowlogy SIL certified Overfill Prevention System (OPS). The OPS is designed to be compliant with IEC 61511 and API2350. Dr. Michel Houtermans was interviewed to for this video to explain the SIL certification process...

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58 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262

Congratulations to our 58 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262. The following professionals participated in our SILComp® program and got TUV SUD certified. They all met the eligibility requirements: Formal training Demonstrating the knowledge..

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Five SIL tasks for each lifecycle phase

SIL Lifecycle In the functional safety world we perform our work according to a lifecycle. Typical functional safety standards, like IEC 61508, IEC 61511, and so on, include the lifecycles, but they are usually not very practical. The IEC 61508..

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How to decide the proof test frequency?

End users need to proof test their safety functions to make sure they still work as specified. Many end users struggle with the question how often a proof test needs to be carried out. Especially in the process industry were..

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SIL lifecycle services for Gas Transportation company

Risknowlogy Argentina performed a functional safety project and SIL lifecycle services for a large South American Gas Transportation company. The project lasted 12 months and during that time Risknowlogy Argentina supported the client with HRA, HAZOP, LOPA, SRS, SIL equipment..

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42 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262

Congratulations to our 42 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262. The following professionals participated in our SILComp® program and got TUV SUD certified. They all met the eligibility requirements: Formal training Demonstrating the..

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Season’s Greetings – 2015 Here We Come

We wish you a happy holiday season and peaceful and prosperous new year. All the best from Risknowlogy..

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Passing the TUV Functional Safety Engineer exam

Risknowlogy has trained over 4000 professionals world wide with the SILComp® training since the inception of the TUV Functional Safety Certification Program in 1999. We and TUV SUD take our functional safety training program seriously. There are strict requirements to achieve..

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Operators and Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF)

More and more the question comes whether operators can be part of the safety instrumented function? And if yes, what is the PFD of an operator? What are the problems and what to pay attention to when doing so. ..

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28 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262

Risknowlogy, in cooperation with TUV SUD, certified 28 new TUV functional safety professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262. Congratulations to our latest Safety Ambassadors...

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Public safety – Do governments understand the risks?

Governments do not always understand risk and therefore cannot put public safety first. This posts discussed what Governments should do...

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Mandar Phadke guest speaker at 20th IET TechDias Event Mumbai

Mandar Phadke, our Managing Director of Risknowlogy India was a guest speaker at the 20th IET TechDias Event. He gave the audience an introduction into SIL and Functional Safety. The IET Mumbai Network invited him as the only speaker that..

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TUV Competence Logos

As part of the TUV Functional Safety Certification Program TUV SUD has released new logos to be used by TUV SUD certified delegates. These TUV Competence Logos apply to certified professionals, engineers as well as certified experts..

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Upcoming Events

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SIL Verification and Calculation Workshop – Hertfordshire, June 2017

June 7 @ 09:30 - June 8 @ 16:00
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Hitchin
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Jun 12

TUV Functional Safety Course Paris IEC 61511 June

June 12 @ 09:00 - June 16 @ 17:00
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TUV Functional Safety Course Delhi IEC 61511 June

June 19 @ 09:00 - June 22 @ 17:00
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TUV Functional Safety Course Paris IEC 61508 July

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TUV Functional Safety Course IEC 61511 – Humberside, July 2017

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Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort
Broughton, Nr Brigg
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