Tag "functional safety"

Safety needs friends… (Part 2/2)

As we have seen in part 1 of this article, there are processes that cause a system’s performance to (prematurely) deteriorate or that the system can no longer fulfil its purpose. As we will see, these processes are not so different for cars (part 1) and safety systems in the process industry. However, there is a big difference in the rules and regulations during operation. We drivers have a bit of the “main inspection” and perhaps the “inspection booklet” of the manufacturer on our backs. Otherwise the legislator more or less leaves it to us to admonish to be on the road with a “safe” vehicle. This is quite different with regard to safety in the process industry. There is a multitude of laws, rules etc. that must be observed.

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Greater safety for everyone – but with fewer personnel?

Functional safety is undoubtedly an issue that affects us all. Whether you are the owner/operator of a system (requirements, standards, laws), a worker in this system (responsibility and personal safety) or a resident who is concerned about their safety. Training is not just a way to make up (at least in part) for the staff shortage. It is also a way to give employees the necessary knowledge of functional safety during the operating phase, based on the latest version of the international IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards.

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Is my house or plant attractive to criminals? (Part 2)

Especially during the holiday weeks the risk of break-ins increases. Because while we are on holiday, the burglars can get to work in peace and quiet. However – and here lies one of the decisive similarities with Plant Security – with the help of modern security instruments and sensitive, forward-looking behaviour, this danger can be greatly minimised.

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Digitalization is changing our lives

The innovation potential of digitalization and its digital technologies is endless – especially with regard to Synaptic Business Automation. With the entrepreneurial innovation mindset and methodologies such as the SBA, many ideas can be found and implemented. Against this background, it is of course indispensable that the security foundation is laid in digital terms – keyword: plant security.

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When safety meets security – Combining the best of both worlds

On the HazardEx 2018, Rob Turner, Advanced Solutions Consultant, UK, gave a presentation about the combination of safety and security. He discussed how and why both worlds need to be merged. Check out the whole presentation!

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Functional Safety Management

Version 4.02 of Yokogawa’s ProSafe RS significantly expands the product spectrum in terms of efficiency and safety. The integration of iDefine makes functional safety management

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