TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety

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Course Description

This training focuses on functional safety aspects for process, oil & gas, petro-chemical and chemical industries according to IEC 61508 / IEC 61511. This includes the complete safety lifecycle in the context of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) projects. These courses comprise 3 days of classroom tuition and practical guidance, for understanding and mastering the application, principles and requirements of Edition 2 IEC 61508 & Edition 2 of IEC 61511 for SIS. Practical exercises will be performed throughout the course based on real life examples. There is a 4-hour competency examination on the last day.

Target Audience

Instrument Engineer, Process Engineers, Process Safety Engineers and Safety Engineers as well as senior Operating and Maintenance personnel who are involved in any of the safety lifecycle phases for safety instrumented systems from hazard and risk analysis through design of shutdown systems/fire and gas systems to installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance.

    Eligibility Requirements

    In accordance with the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program: A minimum of 3 years experience in the field of Functional Safety University degree or equivalent engineering experience and responsibilities certified by employer or engineering institution (via letter).

    Certificate

    Participants, who fulfil the requirements, attend the complete training and successfully pass the exam will get the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate with an individual ID number. Holders of this certificate will be listed at the TÜV Rheinland website www.tuvasi.com at the ‘List of FS Engineers’.

      THE BENEFITS OF SELECTING MELIOS & EFSTAS LTD FOR YOUR TRAINING

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      TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Senior Expert

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      Course delegates reflect the broad range of industries served.

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      International experience demonstrating the broad appeal of clear, practical and relevant training provided by EFSTAS Ltd

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      Over thirty years experience in the process industries including Oil & Gas; Agrochemical, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Medical; Power & Utilities; EPCs and System Supplier Industries.

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      Ongoing involvement in practical issues facing clients through consultancy work with ProSalus Ltd – experience is relevant and current and reflects the challenges experienced by delegates

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      High first time pass rate of over 95% In the unlikely event that an eligible delegate is unable to pass first time, we offer personal feedback and the ability to attend any open course free of charge. Re-sitting the exam has a minimum 6 month wait period as determined by TÜV Rheinland.

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      MAR 22nd - 26th (Virtual)

      TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety

      Course Tutor

       

      COLIN EASTON

      COLIN EASTON

      Trainer

      Colin has an international reputation for the provision of process and functional safety consultancy and training services. He is regularly asked to present at conferences and seminars around the world including delivering papers in China, Canada, Europe, UK and the USA. Colin sits on a variety of industry bodies and has first hand insight into the issues under consideration. He founded ProSalus Ltd, an independent functional safety consultancy in 1999 to provide IEC 61508/61511 related process and functional safety consultancy and training services mainly to the process industry sector to assist clients to meet their legislative, regulatory, environment and safety obligations.

      More Info

      He has in excess of 30 years of safety-related experience gained in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Utilities, Pharmaceutical; Fine chemical, agrochemical and Carbon Capture and Storage. Colin is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Sheffield, serving as module director in the Master of Science in Engineering – Process Safety & Loss Prevention Safety Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety CPE6280 Module. Since 1999 as ProSalus Limited he has carried out consultancy assignments for leading Blue Chip companies in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Medical; Power &Utilities; Consultant and EPCs and System Supplier industries. In 2014 he split out the training services and formed EFSTAS Ltd in order to provide greater clarity in terms of the services delivered by the two separate companies. Publications include: The Application of the LOPA Technique in the Process Industries, Dissertation – Sheffield University MSc; Safety Integrity Verification of Legacy Systems – Measurement & Control, Volume 42/ 6 July 2009; Internal Briefing Note: Safety Integrity Verification of a Re-Injection Wells HIPPS; Briefing Note: Risk Criteria for SIL Assessments 2009; Briefing Note: Legal Requirements for Safety Related Systems with respect to Emissions Reduction projects 2008; Verifying legacy systems: A European perspective – ISA Intech November 2008; Assessment of the Safety Integrity of Electrical Protection Systems in the Petrochemical Industry IDC Technologies – Power Cables and Switchgear Conference 2008; Implementation of Safety Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry. – SIPI Paper April 2004. Conferences & Seminars include ISA Automation Instrumentation Summit 2017, Pavia – Just how vulnerable is your safety system?; Functional Safety Copenhagen 2017 – Functional Safety from the Bathroom to the Moon and back; Hazard Ex 2016 – Functional Safety Applied to Ageing Assets; Functional Safety Copenhagen 2015 – Responsibilities in Functional Safety Management a systematic approach; TUV Rheinland – 10th International Symposium 2011 – The Application of the LOPA Technique in the Process Industries; TUV Rheinland –International Symposium China 2011 – Safety Integrity Verification & Validation of a HIPPS to IEC 61511; IDC Safety Conference Manchester 2011 – Operational Functional Safety Management; HazardEx 2011 – Assessing Functional Safety Management Systems; TUV Rheinland – 9th International Symposium 2010 – Functional Safety Gap Analysis & FSM; HazardEx 2009 – Verification of Legacy Systems; ISA Conference Calgary 2008 – Verifying legacy systems: A European perspective; IDC Power Cables & Switch Gear Conference 2008 – Assessment of the SIL of EPS in the Petrochemical Industry; IET SIL Determination (software tools) Seminar – Identifying Safeguards through correct application of HAZOP – 5/4/05; Yokogawa Seminar (Brands Hatch EJX launch) 2004: Development & future of IEC6150; InstMC Manchester 2001 – Applying SIL Determination to IEC 61508.

      TUV – “The trainer showcased very good demonstration of knowledge of the subject matter with very vast experience”

      – Process Safety Engineer, Addax Petroleum

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      TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety

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      5 Day - Intensive Training Event

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      Price - $2,700

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      Course Syllabus

      PART 1

      Will provide an introduction to the functional safety standards, the underpinning legislation and the concept of the functional safety lifecycle.  Phases 1, 2, 3, 10 and 11 – process hazard analysis, risk assessment, allocation of safety functions and functional safety and competency management will be discussed in depth and participants will be introduced to the concepts of the international standards that cover this area of risk assessment and risk reduction.Will provide an introduction to the functional safety standards, the underpinning legislation and the concept of the functional safety lifecycle.  Phases 1, 2, 3, 10 and 11 – process hazard analysis, risk assessment, allocation of safety functions and functional safety and competency management will be discussed in depth and participants will be introduced to the concepts of the international standards that cover this area of risk assessment and risk reduction.The topics covered are:
      The topics covered are:

      • IEC 61508 and IEC 61511  background• Functional Safety Management and  the application of the FS lifecycle
      • Competency Management and  Assessment
      • Hazards, Risk and ALARP principles
      • Security Risk Assessment  requirements
      • Risk Reduction
      • SIL Determination by Risk Model
      • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
      • SIL Determination using Fault Tree  Analysis
      • Quantified Risk Assessment• Risk Matrix Exercise
      • Discussion of Case Studies with  typical findings and issues
      • Exam Preparation exercises
      PART 2

      Covers phases 3 and 4 in depth from determining the target SIL, developing the Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) and how to undertake appropriate cost-effective designs for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF). Participants will be introduced to the concepts of Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD), safe failure fraction, hardware fault tolerance, proven in use, failure modes, reliability, diversity, separation and the influence of common cause.

      The topics covered are:

      • Risk Graph Calibration
      • SIL Determination by risk graphs qualitative & Semi Quantitative
      • SIL Determination Exercises
      • Layers Of Protection Analysis 
      • SIL determination using LOPA
      • LOPA Exercise
      • SIS Safety Requirements Specification
      • Application Program SRS
      • Selection of Components and Subsystems
      • Proven in use
      • Failures and failure modes
      • Demand Modes
      • Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD)
      • SIF Implementation (Low demand mode)
      • Importance of Testing and Maintenance
      • Common cause failures and influence on reliability
      • Safe Failure Fraction and Hardware Fault Tolerance
      • Discussion of Case Studies with typical findings and issues
      • Exam Preparation exercises
      PART 3

      Covers phase 4 – application software requirements for safety-instrumented systems (SIS) and the relationships between hardware and software architecture. In depth instruction in phase 9 requirements for verification explaining methods for calculating the Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD), safe failure fraction and hardware fault tolerance, the concepts of failure modes, reliability and the influence of common cause failures will also be covered in more depth.

      The topics covered are:

      • Understanding Failures and failure modes
      • Understanding technical information / certificates and reports
      • Reliability data and interpreting failure data
      • Using Confidence levels
      • PFD Exercises including diagnostics & Common cause influence on integrity
      • Partial Closure Testing
      • Application Program Validation Planning
      • Requirements for Support Tools, User Manuals and Application Language
      • Requirements for Application Program Development & Module Testing
      • Integration of Application Program with SIS Subsystems
      • Operations & Maintenance – Installation & Commissioning
      • Proof testing strategies and the impact of testing
      • Validation Planning and reporting
      • Operation and Override procedures
      • Inspection and maintenance management
      • Modification, Change management and Impact Analysis
      • Practical Exercises
      • Case Studies with typical findings and issues
      • Exam Preparation exercises
      EXAM ON DAY 5

      A four (4) hour two part closed book competency examination compromising:A four (4) hour two part closed book competency examination compromising:

      • Part 1 = 60 multiple choice questions (1 mark each question);
      • Part 2 = 10 multiple part questions (3 marks each question).

      The pass score criterion is 75%. Paper copies of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 are permitted in the exam and also a bilingual dictionary if required. Course notes, telephones, I-phones, I-pads, laptops or other personal computers are NOT permitted in the exam. A scientific calculator will be required for the course and the exam

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