Asset owners and operators are continuously being driven by the regulators to demonstrate that the risks posed by their processes and equipment are reduced to ‘As Low As Reasonably Practicable’ (ALARP).
Where instrumented systems are used to provide a significant amount of the risk reduction (more than a factor or 10), then international functional safety standard, IEC 61511, is considered to be the current best practice and guidance.
The functional safety standard is structured around a lifecycle of activities. Many of these activities are familiar to owners and operators; HAZOPs, LOPA studies, SIL Calculations and Proof Testing. Typically, these activities are undertaken by specialists as independent studies; however it is important to understand the flow and interaction between these activities and how decisions taken during each activity directly impact upon operational burdens such as proof test interval.
This forum will describe the activities in the functional safety lifecycle, illustrate the relationships between the different activities demonstrate how decisions taken during early life cycle activities such as LOPA directly impact upon the operational load of proof testing.
Friday, 11 November, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Deep Business CentreTower StreetHull HU1 4DP01482 382000