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3rd SIL Verification and Calculation course Mumbai February 2017

risknowlogy 2017-02-12 Global, India, Training
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 Safety Passport – an online track record independently verified by Risknowlogy. The participants were trained in: The verification of the SRS The verification of the hardware and embedded software of devices The verification of the architectural constraints The verification of the PFD calculation The verification of the Application logic (Software and parametrization) The verification of basic safety and manuals The verification

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

risknowlogy 2017-01-19 Global, India, UK, United Arab Emirates
Risknowlogy SIL and FS course - Dubai - January 2017

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 Passport and the TUV certificate if they pass the exam. This course is another step towards building a community of functional safety professionals. It was a great course. Customers from all over the Middle East meeting in Dubai, UAE. This is what the training delegates had to say: “It helps to understand the FSM thereby enhancing the skills during the course

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Profits Over Safety – You Seriously Do Not Get It

Michel Houtermans 2017-01-14 Global, India, UK, United Arab Emirates
Nick Leeson

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 business is Takata. End result: 17 deaths, one billion in USD file and 3 executives facing criminal charges. Remind me again, how is high risk for business?

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Risknowlogy trains Borouge Functional Safety Professionals

risknowlogy 2016-11-27 Global, Training, United Arab Emirates
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. Topic was the concepts of Functional Safety and SIL according to IEC 61511. The Borouge functional safety professionals attended a four day training followed by an exam on day 5. The exam takes four hours and consists of 60 multiple choice questions and 25 open questions. When the professional scores 75% on the exam he or she receives a Safety Passport and a TUV Certificate

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Second Iranian TUV SIS IEC 61511 Certification Course

risknowlogy 2016-11-18 Global, Training, United Arab Emirates
Second Iranian TUV SIS IEC 61511 Certification Course

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 and SIS Hardware Design Software Design   Results Second Iranian TUV SIS IEC 61511 Certification Course Companies are realizing the importance of functional safety management (FSM), while expanding on the real meaning of Safety Integrity The course was attended an ideal mix of carefully selected

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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 News, 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 News, 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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