EFSTAS (formerly ProSalus Ltd.) is an accepted course provider of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program for Safety Instrumented Systems trainings. The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training program is a unique opportunity to provide certified evidence of competency in functional safety from an internationally recognised organisation.
The FS Engineer demonstrates competency in the fundamentals of Functional Safety and provides a skill set that is transferable from one work situation to another and enables staff to fulfill responsibilities and to perform activities to recognised standards of competence on a regular basis, in order to
Instrument engineers, Process engineers and Safety engineers as well as Operating and Maintenance personnel who are involved in any of the safety lifecycle phases for safety instrumented systems from hazard and risk assessment, shut down system/fire and gas systems design to testing maintenance.
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:
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.
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.
A four (4) hour two part competency examination.
In accordance with the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program:
A four (4) hour two part competency examination compromising:
The pass score criterion is 75%.
Total price per participant is GBP £1, 950 (Euro €2,300)
(Includes course material, registration fees with TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program and FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate (if exam passed successfully and participation requirements fulfilled.