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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 the industry? Changes in Edition 2 of IEC 61511 New Requirements for Architectural Constraints Comprehending

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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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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 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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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 and understandable way” “Despite the short duration it was very comprehensive” “Very interesting and enlightning”

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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 order to come to this conclusion I first need to explain a few basic concepts which include architectural

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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 recent years, Operational Risk, has become one of the most critical risks which is being

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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 simulate signals from the field. The FAT is that last major step in the certification

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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 Verification and Calculation Workshops and our FS and SIL for Instrument Technicians Course. The following professionals participated in our

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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 TUV website but also peer recognition. A job well done.

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

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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 to training. “It all starts with the right venue” as they say at the Evoluon.

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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. Risknowlogy Certification Program At Risknowlogy we certify products, services, software, solutions, organisations, and people. The

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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 by passing the associated exam 6 Years of practical experience Not only did they demonstrate their competence

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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 standard even has three lifecycles. One for the end user, one for the hardware of

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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 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 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

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

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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 the certification and one of them is passing the exam. Taking the TUV Functional Safety

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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 night and it was a very successful event.

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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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SIL and Functional Safety in a Nutshell – new eBook

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

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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Directors of state run oil companies may go to jail…

The Indian government has taken some bold decisions to improve safety in India. Directors of state owned companies are now personally responsible for accidents. This is a very good decision and should actually be applied to any company in any part of the world.

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Learning from accidents – History repeats, again.

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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Excellent Job, Congratulate these new TUV Certified Professionals

Congratulate 30 new TUV Functional Safety Professionals. They are certified in IEC 61508, IEC 61511 or ISO 26262

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Risk prevention measures fun

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

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TUV Test Questions for IEC 61511 – Safety Instrumented Systems

Interested in becoming a TUV functional safety engineer or professional? Not sure if you have the knowledge? We just released twenty TUV Test questions for you to test your knowledge in IEC 61511.

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Congratulations 37 TUV Functional Safety Professionals

Please congratulate the following 37 Risknowlogy trained, TUV SUD certified, Functional Safety Professionals:

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New Functional Safety Professionals November 2013

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.

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Risknowlogy organises the next IEC 61508 certification course in Karlsruhe, Germany – 2-5 June 2014

Wir organisieren ein IEC 61508 Zertifizierungskurs in Karlsruhe von 2-5 Juni 2014. Like Risknowlogy auf Facebook und benutze den Code FSKARLS61508 für EUR 200.00 Rabatt. Kursdaten:   2-5 Juni 2014 Karlsruhe, Deutschland Kurssprache: Deutsch Kursfolien: English Mehr information: www.risknowlogy.com/germany-tuv-srs

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Introducing SILComp® – Certify your competence in SIL

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

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Risknowlogy supports EXPO 2020 DUBAI

The RISKNOWLOGY office in Dubai is our hub to the Middle East. Dubai represents a multi cultural exiting growth environment. We fully support and are 100% convinced that Dubai will host EXPO 2020. RISKNOWLOGY is a EXPO 2020 Dubai bid supporter.    

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SIL Verification and Calculation workshop: A new way of working

Why this course? We won this big project and now we need to proof that the safety instrumented functions we designed are actually SIL compliant. How do we do that? How do I know my people did the right job according to IEC 61511? This course will stream line your SIL verification process. It will

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How to become a TUV Functional Safety Professional in the Middle East?

RISKNOWLOGY Middle East is committed to your personal development. We offer you one course a month to demonstrate you are a qualified Safety Instrumented Systems Professional according to IEC 61508. Get your qualification certified by TUV SUD from Germany.   Dates / Register Location Early Bird 9-12 December 2013 Dubai 5 Early bird seats available until 12

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TUV Functional Safety training IEC 61511 – Cork, Ireland, March 2017

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SIL Verification and Calculation Workshop Milan April

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TUV Functional Safety Course Pune IEC 61508 April

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TUV Functional Safety training IEC 61508 – Manchester, May 2017

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