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IEC 61511 Functional Safety Training & Certification Program in Middle East

Based on Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector

Based on Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector

OVERVIEW OF IEC 61511/IEC 61508 FUNCTIONAL SAFETY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) is one of the most important layers of protection against accidents in a process industry. The design and implementation of such systems meet good engineering practices and avoid failures in the process industry like chemicals, refineries, petrochemicals, power etc. IEC 61511 covers the application of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment. IEC 61511 covers the design and management requirements for SIS throughout the entire safety life cycle. Its scope includes initial concept, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance including decommissioning. It starts in the earliest phase of a project and continues throughout till the end. Hence, in order to ensure functional safety for the process industry, companies need to enroll their professionals for the IEC 61511 functional safety training and certification. This will help them understand the processes necessary for their role in the safety life cycle. For this, they need to be given training in functional safety IEC 61511 and IEC 61508:2017 standards.
This program is designed as a combined capsule on different modules based on years of practical experience in the field of Functional Safety and participation in relevant standardization committees. The course imparts you required knowledge relating to the existing IEC 61508:2010/IEC 61511:2017 standards for safety-relevant electrical/electronic systems.

IEC 61511/IEC 61508 FUNCTIONAL SAFETY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OFFERED BY TÜV SÜD

IEC 61511/IEC 61508 Training & Certification Program, sets out practices in the engineering of systems that ensure safety of an industrial process through the use of instrumentation referred to as Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). Functional Safety Training and Certification Program in accordance with IEC 61511, offered by TÜV SÜD helps employers train and certify their functional safety professionals to meet the demands of the business and standards. The IEC 61511 Training & Certification Program, trains the individual as an expert in the Process industry and is a highly sought-after qualification. For a business, having a team of certified professionals, it demonstrates the commitment towards functional safety, along with gaining customer confidence.

ABOUT THE IEC 61511/IEC 61508 FUNCTIONAL SAFETY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR PROCESS INDUSTRY

TÜV SÜD is a pioneer in functional safety IEC 61511 worldwide, and over the years has trained professionals across businesses and industries. TÜV SÜD has the expertise and technical know-how in order to train your employees in all essential aspects of functional safety in the process industry. Safety standard IEC 61511 requires companies to ensure that persons entrusted with functional safety tasks possess a sufficient degree of competence and that they are suitably qualified. TÜV SÜD in Middle East provides training and certification solutions for working professionals involved in SIS. TÜV SÜD has experts with necessary professional and practical knowledge to train your employees in all key aspects of functional safety.
Functional Safety Training and Certification Course for Process Industry- IEC 61511/IEC 61508 is an ideal program for organisations, who want their functional safety professionals to become a certified expert in functional safety based on Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).
Employers must train and certify their functional safety employees to meet the demands of the business and standards. The FSCP confirms the individual as an expert in the Process industry and is a highly sought-after qualification. For a business, having a team of certified professionals demonstrates its commitment to functional safety and fulfills one of the requirements of IEC 61508/IEC 61511 qualification.

COURSE OBJECTIVES - IEC 61511 FUNCTIONAL SAFETY TRAINING & CERTIFICATION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRY

Based on years of practical experience in the field of Functional Safety and participation in relevant standardization committees we impart you with the required knowledge relating to the existing IEC 61508/IEC 61511 standard for safety-relevant electrical/electronic systems. The first three days are classroom setting instruction that provide detailed information and example / discussion for understanding and mastering the requirements of IEC 61508/IEC 61511 functional safety. Evening study time and problem solving is recommended. The fourth day consists of a two-part examination. The course is designed as per the latest standard for Functional safety IEC 61511:2017.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN THE IEC 61511/IEC 61508 TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR PROCESS INDUSTRY?

TÜV SÜD provides IEC 61511/IEC 61508 Training & Certification Program, to professionals concerned with functional safety with a series of programs to provide relevant up-to-date knowledge and information and make them aware of the latest issues, concerns, safeguards related to functional safety in the process industry. The training aims at improving the overall compliance of safety systems.
TÜV SÜD provides a one stop solution in the area of functional safety from training to assessment of tool kits and projects, to providing certification all under one roof. The courses are held exclusively by senior experts and focus not only on the content of norms and standards, but on practical applications. The IEC 61511 training courses provide in-depth cross industry expertise on embedded systems, taking safety aspects into consideration relevant to electrical/electronic systems and equipment.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE IEC 61511/IEC 61508 TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR THE PROCESS INDUSTRY?

Any professional involved in the management (direct or indirect) of Functional Safety in Process Industry or any individual interested in making a career in the field of Functional safety specific to process industry can benefit from our Functional Safety IEC 61511 Training Program in Middle East. They may include control engineers, safety engineers, system integrators, EPCs, managers of engineering departments, sales representatives for safety, products, systems and services, sales engineers, and managers, marketing specialists or anybody who wants to get their functional safety knowledge certified in the associated field.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDING THE TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR PROCESS INDUSTRY IEC 61511?

Each of our Functional Safety training modules is custom-made to meet the needs of our target audience. However, there are certain pre-requisites for attending our Instructor-led Functional Safety Training Programs in Middle East. The pre-requisites for the training module in IEC 61511 are as follows:

Pre-requisites:

Functional Safety Engineer (Fser) Level 01 in accordance with IEC 61508/61511
Exam Prerequisites for level 1 (FSEr):

  • Having certificate of Bachelor of engineering or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in process industry (operations, engineering or consulting)
  • Candidate holding diploma in engineering shall have minimum of 6 years of experience

Having attended a professional training course for minimum 24 hours covering knowledge equivalent to the scope of certification

Functional Safety Professional (FSP) Level 02 in accordance with IEC 61508/61511
Exam Prerequisites for level 2 (FSP):

  • Applicant shall have minimum 6 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Dependent of academic qualifications:
    • 2 years is deducted if applicant is M. Tech in engineering or equivalent
    • If candidate has done Doctorate (PhD), it is considered as equivalent of two years’ experience
  • Two references from Client/Line Manager describing application of functional safety aspects in projects undertaken by the candidate.
  • Must produce evidence that he has participated in at least 2 HAZARD analysis / SIL determination studies/LOPA studies as a participant and carried out at least 2 case studies during his work experience. This should be endorsed by candidate’s organisation and the TÜV SÜD’s subject matter expert. In instances where the applicant’s employer is not able to endorse the case studies, the same shall be reviewed by TÜV SÜD Middle East Functional Safety Expert.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM:

The IEC 61511 program includes lots of practice and exercise sessions which are useful for better understanding and implementation at work.

Module 1 :  Introduction to Functional Safety
Module 2 :  The Basics of Functional Safety
Module 3 :  Hazard and Risk Analysis
Module 4 :  Planning the Safety Instrumented System
Module 5 :  Hardware Design
Module 6 :  Software Design
Module 7 :  Certification, Proven-in-use and Data
Module 8 :  Using the Safety Instrumented System
Module 9 :  Functional Safety Practical Issues
Module 10 :  Maintenance
Module 11 :  Engineering Design
Module 12 :  Advanced Concepts


Course Training Duration : 05 Days

  • DAY 1
    • Module 1 - Introduction to Functional Safety
    • Accidents in the news
    • What is (functional safety?)
    • Legal status 
    • Application area
    • Layers of protection
    • Safety instrumented system
    • Random, common cause, and systematic failures
    • History functional safety
    • Functional safety standards
    • Module 2 - The Basics of Functional Safety
    • Functional safety management
    • Lifecycle concept
    • Documentation
    • Implementation and monitoring
    • Verification, validation, assessment, and audits
    • Modifications
    • Competency
  • DAY 2
    • Module 3 - Hazard and Risk Analysis
    • How much safety is enough?
    • Risk management
    • Hazard identification
    • Hazard analysis
    • Overview of risk reduction techniques
    • Risk graph
    • Risk matrix
    • LOPA
    • FTA
    • Identification safety functions
    • Module 4 - Planning the Safety Instrumented System
    • Overall planning
    • Implementation of a safety instrumented systems
    • Safety plan, V&V plan and overall SRS
    • Requirements for suppliers
    • Module 5 - Hardware Design
    • De-energize versus energize
    • Low Demand
    • High Demand
    • Continuous Mode
    • PFD
    • PFH
    • Hardware Fault Tolerance (HFT)
    • Hardware lifecycle
    • Hardware concepts
    • Architectural constraints
    • Measures to control and avoid failures
    • Reliability Analysis
  • DAY 3
    • Module 6 – Software Design
    • Software lifecycle
    • Hardware software relationship
    • A typical software problem
    • Safe software
    • Three types of software
    • Three types of development languages
    • Software tools
    • Module 7 - Certification, Proven In Use and Data
    • Dilemma for end users and system integrators
    • What is certification?
    • What to look for in a certificate?
    • What is proven in use?
    • How to prove “proven in use”?
    • Reliability data sources
    • Module 8 - Using the Safety Instrumented System
    • Installation and commission
    • Validation
    • Operation, maintenance, and repair
    • Modifications and retrofit
    • Override Procedures
    • Decommissioning
  • DAY 4
    • Module 9 – Functional Safety practical issues
    • How to write SRS
    • SRS Templates
    • SIL software
    • Perform modified (based on IEC 61511) Risk Graph risk reduction
    • Perform LOPA (both standard and modified) and determine SIL levels
    • Define SIF
    • Develop Safety Requirement Specification
    • Develop simplified equation worksheets (1001, 1002 and 2002)
    • Example on RBD
    • Develop verification and validation plan
    • Techniques and measures for each lifecycle phase
    • Hardware verification lifecycle – here we require hardware practical using a transmitter, LS and valve/switch
    • Software verification lifecycle – we will need LS with program – simple algorithm and ask participants to follow application software lifecycle including FAT (this can be done in groups)
    • Hardware and software validation (SAT)
    • Final SRS and SIL report (end of lifecycle)
  • DAY 5

    Module 10 – Maintenance 

    Perfect Maintenance

    Perform sensitivities for proof test intervals, DC, ß, better SFF

    The Impact of Imperfect Proof Test and Maintenance

    Diagnostic Coverage

    Methods for Valve Diagnostics

    Partial Valve Stroke Testing

    Full Valve Stroke Testing

    Module 11 – Engineering and Design 

    How to Represent SIF?

    SIL Workshop for Design

    SIL Workshop for Analysis and Verification 

    Components selection criteria

    Markov-Model

    Module 12 – Advanced Concepts 

    Different Types of Proof Test

    Developing the SRS for BMS

    Using IEC 61511 concepts for BMS design

    Design Codes and Standards for Fire and Gas

    Is FGS (F&G System) a Safety Function?

    How to use FGS as a Safety Function?

    Multiple safety systems

    Combined BPCS/SIS Designs

    Case Study: Reactor

    Case Study: Separator Vessel

 

Exam Format:

85 Questions: Multiple choice questions

Passing Criteria Level 1 (FSEr):
Candidates need to score minimum 50% of the total marks (i.e. 43 out of 85) to pass this examination.

Passing Criteria Level 2 (FSP):
Candidates need to score minimum 75% of the total marks (i.e. 64 out of 85) to pass this examination.

International Certification:

  • Certificate of successfully passed with the degree examination of “Process - Functional Safety Engineer”.
  • Certificate of successfully passed with the degree examination of “Process - Functional Safety Professional”.

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