What is Functional Safety and why is it important?
Functional Safety (FS) is the safeguard against hazards resulting from faulty and interrupted functionality. More and more safety-related control systems are being used primarily in the manufacturing and process industries as well as in the railway, automotive and medical industries with the aim of reducing the risk of hazards.
Safety must be ensured under normal and/or undisturbed conditions and maintained in case of abnormal conditions, requiring products to be designed in such a way that fault, failures and external influences do not result in cases of undetected loss of safety.
How to achieve Functional Safety?
Functional safety for industrial plants is a very complex issue. For each area and each industry there are different safety requirements defined in the following international standards:
- EN ISO 13849: Functional Safety of machinery
- EN/IEC 61508 incl. SIL: Functional Safety of safety-related electrical/electronic/programmable electronic systems
- EN/IEC 61511: Functional Safety of Safety instrumented systems for process industries
- ISO 26262: Functional Safety of road vehicles
Compliance with these safety standards helps to minimize the risk of malfunctions.
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We provide functional safety services based on international standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 13849, ISO 26262. Serving the full spectrum of industrial sectors, we offer certifications, risk assessments and more.
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