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January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

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Webinar details

This webinar will provide an overview of why safety systems are needed, and where they will fit into the greater scheme of things. Attention is placed on how safety systems encompass layers of protection, and how a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) can be considered as one of these layers of protection. The webinar will touch on safety integrity levels (SIL), and a couple of ways to determine the SIL levels.

The webinar will also look at voting systems that can be implemented in a safety system, and the choices that can be made between devices that offer discrete as well as analog signals.

  • The webinar will be recorded and will be sent out to registered attendees afterwards.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees who request one near the end of the live webinar session.
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Key takeaways from this webinar

  • Layers or protection, and why these should be independent of each other.
  • The numbers associated with Safety Integrity Level (SIL).
  • The differences between a 1oo1, 1oo2, 2oo2, etc. system.

Related courses

This webinar/topic relates to our school of Industrial Automation as well as particularly found in the following courses:

About the presenter

Dr. Rodney Jacobs – EIT Instructor & Senior International Consulting Engineer 

Rodney’s background is in the field of electrical engineering, and has consulted to numerous industries over the last thirty years, including oil & gas, mining, etc. Much of this has been related to the field of instrumentation, specifically with reference to PLCs, DCS, SCADA, loop tuning, etc. There has also been a natural migration to heavy current aspects of engineering, as well as safety systems.

He has presented face-to-face engineering workshops in more than fifty countries around the world and was one of EIT’s pioneering instructors in e-learning. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of presenting hundreds of workshops to thousands of engineering people. His qualifications are mostly engineering related, but there are also some in the field of psychology.



January 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
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Engineering Institute of Technology