Risknowlogy Creates Functional Safety Handbook For Oil Refinery

risknowlogy 2008-10-22

A Lifecycle Functional Safety Handbook For Safety Instrumented Systems

Zug, Switzerland – – 22 October 2008 – – Risknowlogy®, a leading provider of risk, reliability, safety and certification solutions, announced today that they created for an oil refinery a Functional Safety Handbook addressing Safety Instrumented Systems over their full lifecylce.

Risknowlogy GmbH, Switzerland, created and recently finished a functional safety handbook which serves as guideline for the engineers at an oil refinery. The handbook addresses safety instrumented systems over the full lifecycle and includes the following main topics:

  • Functional safety management
  • Hazard and risk analysis
  • Typical SIS architectures
  • Equipment reliability and functional safety database

“The handbook was designed to serve as a practical IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 compliance guide.” says Dr. Michel Houtermans, president of Risknowlogy. “The guide must make it possible for the engineers to carry out functional safety projects without worrying about the requirements of the standards. When the guide is followed compliance is an automatic result.”

The handbook consists of individual chapters addressing descriptions, procedures, templates and examples and addresses among others:

  • A safety plan
  • Risk matrix
  • Independent protection layers and safeguards
  • Safety instrumented functions
  • Functional safety approved equipment list
  • Certification, proven in use, and reliability data

About Risknowlogy

Risknowlogy is a leading provider of technical risk management solutions including knowledge, services, and products in the functional safety industry. Risknowlogy’s key focus is on the clients in need of risk, reliability, security and safety engineering solutions.