Performing a Random Hardware Failures Assessment on a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) is a key requirement specified in IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 as part of SIL Verification. This requirement ensures that that the SIF meets the required target failure…Read More
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IEC 61508 certification (including product certification) is not listed as a specific requirement for compliance with the standard, so why do it? The process for equipment or system certification under IEC 61508 is an evidence-based, structured and methodical approach to…Read More
New Opportunities for Functional Safety During Low Economic Growth Period The current slow and unstable global economic growth has put huge pressure and challenges on engineering consultants to find new opportunities for Functional Safety. Due to falling oil prices, typical…Read More
Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) Limited is proud to announce that Simon Burwood has been elected to the IEC 61511 Maintenance Committee (MT61511) as a UK expert on Functional Safety.…Read More
If asked whether your proof test procedures for your Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) were “good, bad or ugly”, what would be your response? The “good, bad or ugly” tag line was coined by ESC’s Engineering Manager of their Warrington office,…Read More
ESC Limited has announced that it will run a complimentary seminar on ‘Proof Testing… A key performance indicator for designers and end users of Safety Instrumented Systems’ to be presented by ESC Limited director – Professor Ron Bell OBE BSc(Hons)…Read More
ESC is pleased to be able to offer an extended range of Risk Management Services to complement the work we already carry out on your behalf. We now have specialists in the BowTie Analysis of all the Hazards (MAH’s) and…Read More