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IEC 61511 Functional Safety Training & Certification Program in India

Based on Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector

VIRTUAL CLASSES SCHEDULE

09th - 12th Sep 2020: Training and Certification: Functional Safety in accordance with IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 | Duration: 4 Days

23rd - 26th Sep 2020: Training and Certification: Functional Safety in accordance with IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 | Duration: 4 Days

Overview of IEC 61511/IEC 61508 Functional Safety Training and Certification Program

Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector in India

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 in India and 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 India 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 in India 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 India. 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 India. The pre-requisites for the training module in IEC 61511 are as follows:

Pre-requisites:

  • Having a Certificate in Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in the process industry (operations, engineering or consulting)
  • Candidate holding Diploma in Engineering with a minimum of 6 years of experience
  • Having attended a professional training course for IEC 61511 /IEC 61508 for a minimum 24 hours covering knowledge equivalent to the scope of certification

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.

  • Introduction to SIL determination using SIL determination Spreadsheet/Software.
  • Case study using SIL determination Spreadsheet/Software
  • Introduction to Professional SIL study Software
  • Case study by using SIL software
  • The course is designed as per the latest standard for IEC 61511:2017/IEC 61508 latest version

Course Training Duration : 03 Days

Course Modules

  • Day 01
    • 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 Functional safety management
    • Lifecycle concept
    • Documentation
    • Implementation and monitoring
    • Verification, validation, assessment and audits
    • Modifications
    • Competency
  • Day 02
    • How much safety is enough?
    • Risk management
    • Hazard identification
    • Hazard analysis
    • Risk reduction techniques
    • Risk graph, risk matrix, LOPA
    • Identification safety functions
    • Overall planning
    • Implementation of a safety instrumented systems Safety plan, V&V plan and overall SRS
    • Requirements for suppliers
    • Hardware lifecycle
    • Hardware concepts
    • Architectural constraints
    • Measures to control and avoid failures
    • Reliability Analysis
  • Day 03
    • Software lifecycle
    • Hardware software relationship
    • A typical software problem
    • Safe software
    • Three types of software
    • Three types of development languages
    • Software tools
    • Dilemma for end users and system integrators
    • What is IEC 61508 certification? What to look for in a certificate?
    • What is proven in use?
    • How to prove “proven in use”?
    • Reliability data sources
    • Installation and commission
    • Validation
    • Operation, maintenance and repair
    • Modifications and retrofit

IEC 61511/IEC 61508 MODULAR TRAINING CONTENT AND COURSE MODULE

(OFFERED AS AN IN-HOUSE TRAINING PROGRAM)

The IEC 61511 Training program is designed in a way that it is a combined capsule on different modules based on years of practical experience of our experts in the field of Functional Safety and participation in relevant standardization committees. The course imparts required knowledge relating to the existing IEC 61511 international standards for safety-relevant electrical / electronic systems.

  • Module 1 - Risk Analysis to System Design
    • Brief repetition of theoretical fundamentals according to IEC 61508
    • Presentation of a small scale sample project and the associated development task
    • Performance of the risk assessment on the sample project
    • Determination of the safety requirements at system level and preparation of safety requirements specification including safety concept
    • Elaboration of a possible safety design for sample project
    • Presentation of a possible alternative and their advantage and disadvantages
    • Outlook on further steps to be taken (HW AND SW)
  • Module 2 - Development/Testing of Safety-Relevant Software according to IEC 61508

    Quality Management of the Software 

    • Quality management
    • Planning of functional safety
    • Configuration management

    Software safety lifecycle

    • Specification of the safety requirements
    • Planning of the validation
    • Design and development
    • Software verification
    • Software modification
    • Validation
    • Integration of programmable electronics (HW + SW)

    Assessment of functional safety

    • Planning
    • Assessment
  • Module 3 - System Assessment According to IEC 61508
    • Sub-system oriented consideration
    • Type of sub-system
    • Rating of faults as safe / dangerous
    • Calculation of safe failure fraction and failure characteristics
      • System assessment according to IEC 61508-2
      • Assessment of data communication according to IEC 61508
      • Basic data for failure rates : standards, field data, correction factors
      • Normative requirements and basic data for the failure models of single components
      • Ratings of diagnosis - diagnostic coverage
      • Performance of component FMEDA
  • Module 4 - Analysis Methods for Reliability Determination
    • Fundamentals, requirements of IEC 61508 for probabilistic necessary input data
    • Reliability block diagrams according to IEC 61508 PART 6 - application and limitations
    • Markov modeling: Fundamentals and examples
    • Fault tree analysis (FTA): Fundamentals and examples
  • Module 5 - Specification and Development of Software Tools According to IEC 61508
    • Quality Management of the Software
    • Software Safety Lifecycle
    • Assessment of Functional Safety
  • Module 6 - SIL verification and validation workshop

    ● Introduction to SIS and SIL verification
    ● The safety function
    ● Safety requirement specification
    ● Architecture and hardware
    ● PFDavg and PFH calculations
    ● Application software and device configuration
    ● Basic safety and user documentation
    ● Validation (FAT, iFAT and SAT)
    ● Examination


Exam type:

Total 100 marks examination
Part - 1 Written Examination 80 Questions: Multiple choice questions
Part - 2 Case studies

Passing Criteria:

Over all 70% is the passing criteria.
Candidates need to score minimum 50% in part 01 and part 02 respectively and need to obtain an aggregate of 70% of the total marks (i.e. 70 out of 100) to pass this examination.

Validity Of Certificate:
5 years

Certificate Issued for Functional Safety - Safety Instrumented Systems for Process Industry IEC 61511 in India

Why choose TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD in India is the most-renowned and sought for, when it comes to training and certification programs across various sectors like railway, food, process industry and so on. TÜV SÜD is a pioneer and the experts are highly knowledgeable and skillful in training and assessing individuals based on industry requirements and making learning at TÜV SÜD beneficial for both individuals and organisation as a whole.

We help you build internal competencies to tackle Functional safety for Process Industry projects effectively and efficiently.

  • Our IEC 61511 Functional safety for Process Industry training modules are accredited according to the international standard requirements.
  • Our expert trainers are proficient in the application of Functional Safety standards across the specified industries.
  • Gain a sustainable competitive edge by getting your employees trained in Functional Safety.
  • Our instructor-led Functional Safety for Process Industry Training course modules are designed with 100% focus on practical skill assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is functional safety in the Process industry?

The concept of functional safety is most fundamental for safety related systems to ensure least number of accidents or hazards in the process industry particularly with respect to electrical/ electronic systems or equipment. The control system functions as per the safety- related system and triggers to mitigate risks and avoid failures. Companies related to the process industry like refineries, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and power require professionals having in-depth knowledge to deal with Functional safety requirements to reduce potential risks and ensure a safe environment at the workplace.

Why is it important for professionals to have functional safety training in the Process industry?

When professionals working related to functional safety are trained as per the latest developments and standards related to the Process industry, they find themselves more relatable and understand the processes in depth, taking the right decision and action in safety requirements. This helps to mitigate risks and avoid undue failure. The functional safety training program helps in both individual and organisational growth.

What does the IEC 61511 functional safety standard specify?

The IEC 61511 functional safety standard focuses attention on one type of instrumented safety system used within the process sector, the Safety Instrumented System (SIS). IEC 61511 covers the application of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment in the process industry.

How to obtain IEC 61511 Functional Safety Training in India?

TÜV SÜD India is a global leader in providing functional safety training for the process industry in India. Our process industry specific IEC 61511 functional safety training and certification program in India are very well known among the industry players. The IEC 61511 functional safety training and certification program can be obtained by enrolling and attending our instructor-led safety training program and completing the training that covers all modules as per the course.

 

Contact Us

Get in touch with TÜV SÜD South Asia to know more about the IEC 61511 Functional Safety Training Program in India.

Phone: +91 20 6684 1212
Email : [email protected]
Website: www.tuvsud.com/en-in


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