In this area Functional Safety is an irreplaceable element of the entire process. At this point the vast majority of end-users are implementing functional safety concepts in their plants, achieving compliance to IEC 61508 or industry specific derivative standards.
Even though the expansion of this sector has been dimmed by the dramatic growth of the Automotive one, it still represents one of the most dynamic segments in the automation market.
exida has been operating in this field for over 20 years and is now in the position of offering complete support throughout the entire process, for all the steps of the V-Model as it does in the Automotive field, according to the IEC 61508 and other industry specific derivative standards like IEC 61511 for the process industry, IEC 62061 for the machinery industry, IEC 61513 for the nuclear industry.
Whenever new hardware devices are developed by an OEM manufacturer, the IEC 61508 should be followed. If the hardware is Proven-In-Use (PIU) or if the hardware was developed and validated by IEC 61508, the end-user can simply follow the IEC 61511 standards when designing a Safety Instrumented System, or any other critical control systems that has financial, environmental or other major impact to the plant or process.
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