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Functional Safety Roadshow Milano – October 2016

risknowlogy 2016-10-18 Global, United Arab Emirates

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 and understandable way” “Despite the short duration it was very comprehensive” “Very interesting and enlightning” “It was positive that the event was in Italian” “I had some hesitation about the updates in Edition 2, but now I feel comfortable and know where to look for” Risknowlogy Support for the Italian Market Risknowlogy is committed to support the Italian Market. Mrs Lidia

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59 new FS Professionals including Instrument Technicians

risknowlogy 2016-10-02 Global, Training
Siemens Functional Safety Professionals

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 SILComp® program and got certified. They all met the eligibility requirements: Attending the course to receive training Demonstrating the knowledge by passing the associated exam Having sufficient years of relevant practical experience Not only did they demonstrate their competence in functional safety and SIL. But, all of them

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The First Iranian TUV SIS IEC61511 Certification Course Is A Fact

risknowlogy 2016-10-01 Global, Training, United Arab Emirates
silcomp iran september 2016 group

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 success. The trainer was Mr. Didier Turcinovic.   Results First Iranian TUV SIS IEC 61511 Certification Course The delegates gave the course an average rating of: 90.2 (out of a 100). They felt that their SIL knowledge had improved significantly, ranging from 25%-75% improvement. This is what some of the delegates had to say: This course is great to learn what safety rules companies should

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SIL 3 Mechanical Devices, Really?

Michel Houtermans 2016-10-01 Certification, Global, Knowledge, Questions & Answers
Testing

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 order to come to this conclusion I first need to explain a few basic concepts which include architectural constraints, Type, HFT and SFF. Yes, sorry about that. It is the only way to understand that not all claimed SIL 3 is really SIL 3. IEC 61508 does not allow you to just design any architecture. What IEC 61508 does allow is summarised in

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Operational Risk Management During Low Oil Price Scenarios

JATONNA 2016-09-22 Consulting, Global, India, UK, United Arab Emirates
Operational Risk Management Low Oil Price

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 recent years, Operational Risk, has become one of the most critical risks which is being faced by organisations in the Oil & Gas and allied sectors. This has been due mainly to impacts and losses arising from high profile Industrial Incidents e.g. Offshore Gulf Of Mexico Deep Water Horizon / Texas Refinery Incident, Piper Alpha, UK North Sea, Buncefield,  UK to

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Risknowlogy witnesses FAT Wellhead Control Panel WHCP

risknowlogy 2016-09-07 Global, Services News, UK, United Arab Emirates
FAT Wellhead Control Panel

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 simulate signals from the field. The FAT is that last major step in the certification process. After successful testing the project documentation is completed. A few more weeks and these WHCP are fully certified to SIL 3. Job well done team. Excellent. Certifying the PLC of the WHCP The certification project focuses on the PLC of the WHCP and includes

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Risknowlogy trains Siemens Functional Safety Professionals

risknowlogy 2016-09-07 Global, Training, UK, United Arab Emirates
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 the Siemens Solutions Partner program and leads to Siemens Functional Safety Professional certificate. All participants receive a Risknowlogy Safety Passport. An online competence track record in risk, reliability and safety. Siemens Functional Safety Professionals The Functional Safety for Siemens Solutions Partners in the Process Industry training is a cooperation between Siemens and TUV. Risknowlogy provides the trainers that support the program world wide

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58 new Functional Safety Professionals including Instrument Technicians

risknowlogy 2016-03-06 Global, Training
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 Verification and Calculation Workshops and our FS and SIL for Instrument Technicians Course. The following professionals participated in our SILComp® program and got certified. They all met the eligibility requirements: Attending the course to receive training Demonstrating the knowledge by passing the associated exam Having sufficient years of relevant practical experience Not only did they demonstrate their competence in functional safety and SIL. But, all of them

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SIL Certified Overfill Prevention Systems

risknowlogy 2016-02-09 Certification, Global, Knowledge, UK, United Arab Emirates
Thank Farm Explosion CPC

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

risknowlogy 2016-02-01 Global, Training, United Arab Emirates
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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Safety Moment – 8 Ways To Improve Your FATs

Michel Houtermans 2015-09-14 Global, India, Safety Moments, UK, United Arab Emirates
Safety Moment - Seal the FAT

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 safety solutions before they are installed in the factory or plant. It is a requirement in a standard like IEC 61511.

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15th TUV FS Professional Certification course in Mumbai

risknowlogy 2015-09-07 Global, India, Training
15th TUV Functional Safety Professional 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 to IEC 61511. IEC 61511 is an international standard dealing with safety instrumented systems (SIS) and safety instrumented functions (SIF). The standard requires professionals and engineers to be competent and that is exactly what this course helps you to demonstrate.

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1st SIL Verification and Calculation Workshop in Mumbai

risknowlogy 2015-09-07 Global, India, Training
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 the SIL status of Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) according to IEC 61511.

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

risknowlogy 2015-06-01 Global, Training
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 in functional safety and SIL. But, all of them are now Risknowlogized and became our latest Safety Ambassadors. 37 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals You did it! You have survived our course and passed the exam. Congratulations! Check out the candidate’s Safety Passport by clicking on

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Safety Moment – Verify the work independently

Michel Houtermans 2015-05-26 Global, India, Safety Moments, UK, United Arab Emirates
Safety Moment: Exit Sign

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 do work, people can make mistakes. It’s a fact of life.

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Risknowlogy in space?

risknowlogy 2015-04-16 Global, Training
Risknowlogy at the Evoluon

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 to training. “It all starts with the right venue” as they say at the Evoluon. Risknowlogy at the Evoluon The Evoluon used to be a science museum opened to celebrate the 75th birthday of the electronics company Philips in Eindhoven in 1996. The Evoluon was an idea of Frits Philips himself, a very idealistic man who wanted to give the people

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E+H Overfill Prevention System – Certified by Risknowlogy

risknowlogy 2015-03-22 Certification, Global, India, UK, United Arab Emirates
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. Risknowlogy Certification Program At Risknowlogy we certify products, services, software, solutions, organisations, and people. The OPS is a typical example of a solutions certification. Other safety solutions we certify include HIPPS and ESD systems. Contact us if you want certify your solution. Visit our certification page to find out more about the Risknowlogy Certification Program. E+H Overfill Prevention System –

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

risknowlogy 2015-03-16 Global, Training
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 by passing the associated exam 6 Years of practical experience Not only did they demonstrate their competence in functional safety and SIL. But, all of them are now Risknowlogized and became our latest Safety Ambassadors. 58 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals You did it! You have survived and passed our course, and have now become our latest Risknowlogy Safety Ambassadors. Congratulations! Mostafa Ahmed Abdallah

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Five SIL tasks for each lifecycle phase

Michel Houtermans 2015-03-02 Consulting, Global, India, Questions & Answers, Switzerland, UK, United Arab Emirates
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 standard even has three lifecycles. One for the end user, one for the hardware of the safety system and one for the software of the safety system. There are easily five parties involved when dealing with safety systems. There is the end user, the engineering partner, the system integrator, the product manufacturer, and any third party or government. Each party has

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How to decide the proof test frequency?

Michel Houtermans 2015-02-22 Global, India, Questions & Answers, UK, United Arab Emirates

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 end users try to operate their plants continuously for many years. How to decide the proof test frequency?

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SIL lifecycle services for Gas Transportation company

risknowlogy 2015-02-18 Global, Services News
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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 selection and basic engineering. At the end of the project the client had a well document safety study which can be used with third parties like insurance companies and governments. Furthermore the client had a clear path forward to manage future risks associated with the process.

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