This course is for engineers and technicians who wish to develop their knowledge of the design and implementation of safety instrumented systems as applied to industrial processes. Safety control systems are widely used in hazardous processes to protect people, the environment and equipment against serious harm. Many countries look for compliance to international standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 as a benchmark of acceptable quality in design and management of safety controls.
This course will explain the key requirements of the IEC 61511 standard for all stages of the safety project from hazard and risk assessment studies through to hardware and software engineering and on to the maintenance and proof testing regimes. Practical examples and discussions will assist you to develop your skills in this most important aspect of instrument engineering.
Safety system basics with an example SIS
Hazards, risks and risk reduction
Principles of safety management
Functional safety standards IEC 61508/61511
Setting SIL targets
Designing to meet SIL targets
Cost of ownership
Purpose of life cycle models
IEC 61511 requirements
Step by step activities
Hazard studies and project stages
Hazard identification methods
Developing SIS requirements
Fault tree analysis
Deciding risk targets
Principle of ALARP and tolerable risk
Layers of protection and role of alarms
Risk reduction models
Preparing a safety requirements Specification
Quantitative and risk matrix methods
Layers of protection analysis
Design procedure steps
IEC 61511 guidelines
Architectures and fault tolerance
Choosing the right structures for the job
Switches versus transmitters
Failure modes of sensors and actuators
Minimising dangerous failures
Qualification by design and certification
Qualification by prior use
Smart instruments and diagnostic
Purposes of reliability calculations
SIS failure modes, safe and dangerous
Formulae and how to use them
Obtaining reliability data and the
Review of software tools
Logic solvers, old and new
Development of safety PLCs
Hardware and software features
Review of industry types
Communications and networking
Integrated basic and safety control
The problem with software
IEC software life cycle models
Application software steps
Factory acceptance testing
Quality assurance and certification
Documents needed for the SIS project
Verification and validation
Management of change
Proof testing and why it is needed
Testing of sensors
Partial closure testing of valves
Optimising the proof test interval
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In order to meet the exacting demands of the oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and downstream processing industries, modern plants are equipped with systems and devices which are needed to measure and regulate variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, liquid level, velocity and density. Industrial Automation provides the technology to control and monitor a process plant using such concepts as feedback, cascade, feedforward and advanced process control. Here at the EIT, we have developed advanced training and diplomas in Instrumentaion and Control.
There is a critical shortage of automation, instrumentation and control engineers, technicians and technologists around the world now due to the retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new technologies and industries. The respected ISA organisation estimated that at least 15,000 new automation engineers are needed annually in the USA alone. In keeping with the philosophy of the EIT, students in this school are exposed to the practical, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills demanded by leading industries worldwide, with online instrumentaion courses - The EIT doesn't just cater to a generic student body, instead all of our instrumentation courses online are specific to industry, for example mining engineering.
Students in the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) School of Automation study subjects which include: process control, instrumentation, control valves, process plant layout and piping design, tuning of process loops, SCADA, PLCs, advanced process control (APC), boiler control, hazardous areas, safety instrumentation (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508), HAZOPs, industrial data communications, networking, deviceNet and Fieldbus, industrial wireless, radio telemetry systems, shielding/EMC/EMI and noise reduction.
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