Safety Critical Systems Handbook, 1st Edition

A STRAIGHTFOWARD GUIDE TO FUNCTIONAL SAFETY, IEC 61508 (2010 EDITION) AND RELATED STANDARDS, INCLUDING PROCESS IEC 61511 AND MACHINERY IEC 62061 AND ISO 13849

 
Safety Critical Systems Handbook, 1st Edition,David Smith,Kenneth Simpson,ISBN9780080967813
 
 
 

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Shows engineers and safety professionals how to design and assess safety critical plant and process systems to the 2010 revision of the IEC 61508 and 61511 functional safety standards

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Key Features

  • The only comprehensive guide to IEC 61508, updated to cover the 2010 amendments, that will ensure engineers are compliant with the latest process safety systems design and operation standards
  • Helps readers understand the process required to apply safety critical systems standards
  • Real-world approach helps users to interpret the standard, with case studies and best practice design examples throughout

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Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straightfoward Guide to Functional Safety, IEC 61508 (2010 Edition) and Related Standards, Including Process IEC 61511 and Machinery IEC 62061 AND ISO 13849, Third Edition, offers a practical guide to the functional safety standard IEC 61508. The book is organized into three parts. Part A discusses the concept of functional safety and the need to express targets by means of safety integrity levels. It places functional safety in context, along with risk assessment, likelihood of fatality, and the cost of conformance. It also explains the life-cycle approach, together with the basic outline of IEC 61508 (known as BS EN 61508 in the UK). Part B discusses functional safety standards for the process, oil, and gas industries; the machinery sector; and other industries such as rail, automotive, avionics, and medical electrical equipment. Part C presents case studies in the form of exercises and examples. These studies cover SIL targeting for a pressure let-down system, burner control system assessment, SIL targeting, a hypothetical proposal for a rail-train braking system, and hydroelectric dam and tidal gates.

Readership

Chemical, Process, Plant, Oil & Gas and related systems safety engineers

David Smith

BSc, PhD, CEng, FIEE, FIQA, HonFSaRS, MIGasE.

Dr. David J Smith BSc, PhD, CEng, FIEE, HonFSaRS, FIQA, MIGasE, has been directly concerned with reliability, safety and software quality for 30 years. He has written a number of books on the subject as well as numerous papers. His PhD thesis was on the subject of reliability prediction accuracy and common cause failure. He chairs the IGasE panel which develops its guidelines on safety-related systems (now in its third edition). He has also made contributions to IEC 61508.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Consultant, Technis, Tonbridge, U.K.

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Kenneth Simpson

MPhil, FIEE, FInstMC, MIGasE.

Kenneth G. L. Simpson, MPhil, FIEE, FInstMC, MIGasE, has been associated with safety-related systems design and also with their assessment for 25 years. He is a member of the IEC61508 drafting committee and also of the I Gas E panel which writes the gas industry guidance. Following a career in aerospace, Ken has spent 20 years in the control system industry and is a Director of Silvertech International plc, a leading designer of safety and control systems. He has written a number of papers on the topic and gives frequent talks.

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Director of Silvertech, U.K. Member of the IEC 61508 committee structure.

 
 

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