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E+H Overfill Prevention System – Certified by Risknowlogy

risknowlogy 2015-03-22 Certification News, 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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42 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262

risknowlogy 2015-01-20 Global, Training, UK
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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 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. 42 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!

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Passing the TUV Functional Safety Engineer exam

Michel Houtermans 2014-12-15 Global, Training, UK
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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 the certification and one of them is passing the exam. Taking the TUV Functional Safety Engineer exam seriously I want to share with you an email one of our associates send out to a candidate that took the retake exam after having failed the first time. The candidate travelled to Dubai to retake the exam. When he arrived at the retake

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TUV Competence Logos

risknowlogy 2014-08-19 Global, Training, UK
Functional Safety Certification Program

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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SIL and Functional Safety in a Nutshell – new eBook

risknowlogy 2014-08-18 Global, India, UK, United Arab Emirates

This ebook explains what SIL and functional safety means in a nutshell. The book is intended for everybody who is new to functional safety and SIL and wants to have a full overview without being lost in the details. It is excellent for managers that need to understand quickly what functional safety is all about and how it will influence the work of their employees and their products and/or services. It is excellent for engineers and professionals that want to get started with functional safety and understand the big picture before going into detail.

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Redundancy, HFT and voting

Michel Houtermans 2014-08-16 Global, Questions & Answers, UK
Redundancy, HFT and Voting

Wonder whether redundancy is the same has hardware fault tolerance (HFT)? Want to know how voting influences HFT and redundancy? In this post we explain what redundancy, HFT and voting is and how they influence each other.

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Learning from accidents – History repeats, again.

risknowlogy 2014-05-05 Global, India, UK, United Arab Emirates
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Horrible accidents have happened in the past. We learned a lot from them. Yet history keeps repeating. Are we really learning from accidents? It does not look like it. Check out how the Piper Alpha accident and the Triangle Shirtwaiste Factory accident are repeating themself.

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Risk prevention measures fun

risknowlogy 2014-04-17 Global, India, United Arab Emirates
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This fire department clearly has their own hazards and risks to deal with… This country is apparently so unique that the fire department needs to protect themselves against those car drivers that think they own the tracks. Must be a unique problem to have in the world. Well solved though…. Risk prevention measures at its best.

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New Functional Safety Professionals November 2013

risknowlogy 2013-12-05 Global
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Please congratulate the following Risknowlogy trained, TUV SUD certified, new Functional Safety Professionals: Klemens Kordik Clemens Saur Maktoem Slaim Al Hamdi Saud Hamdan Aldhouyani Jose Joe Palniappan Padmanabhan Kevin Cross Kirk Herfurth Thomas Mende Ludwig Rossmeier Oliver Salomon Wolfgang Schweiker Axel Schwender Matthias Skalitz Hans-Jörg Wagner At Risknowlogy we help you increase your professional competence. Want to get trained yourself and get your competence certified? Click here.

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Introducing SILComp® – Certify your competence in SIL

risknowlogy 2013-11-12 Global, Training
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SILComp® – A mark of personal competence In the functional safety world it is important to demonstrate your competence. Standards alike IEC 61508, IEC 61511, IEC 62061, the draft standard ISO 26262 all require competent professionals to carry out their work. At Risknowlogy we realised a training program with personal certification especially with this purpose in mind. The SILComp® program will offer you a Risknowlogy or third party (like TUV) certificate when you are competent in SIL. Measuring competence In order to receive a personal certificate under the SILComp® program you need to demonstrate you are competent. At Risknowlogy we measure

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