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Safety Instrumented Systems - HIMA

Safety Instrumented Systems

HIMA

HIMA is an accepted course provider for the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Programme (Safety Instrumented Systems), holding regular courses in cities around the globe.

As a professional involved with functional safety, your ability to demonstrate competency in this subject is taking on greater importance and is being driven by standards such as IEC61508, IEC61511 and ANSI/ISA 84.00.01.

Facilitated by a Functional Safety Expert (TÜV Rheinland) who has over twenty years of experience in the field of Functional Safety, this course spans 3.5 days of enthusiastic interaction. It is run with maximum attention to detail and utilizes relatable examples taken from the trainer's own personal experience in functional safety.

Target Group

The training course is meant for those individuals involved in any part of the functional safety lifecycle primarily in the oil & gas, chemical, and prcessing industries, for example:

Plant and quality managers; Control and process engineers Risk, reliability, safety and quality engineers; Loss prevention engineers; System integrators and consultants.

Agenda

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Module 1 – Introduction to Functional Safety

  • 1.1 Accidents in the Process Industry Sector
  • 1.2 International Safety Standards
  • 1.3 Local Laws and Regulations
  • 1.4 Basic Terms and Definitions

Module 2 – Functional Safety Management (FSM)

  • 2.1 FSM Basics
  • 2.2 Safety Life-Cycle and Safety Plan
  • 2.3 Verification and Validation
  • 2.4 Assessment and Audit
  • 2.5 Independency
  • 2.6 Modification
  • 2.7 Documentation
  • 2.8 Responsibilities & Competency

Module 3 – Hazard & Risk Assessment

  • 3.1 Basic Terms and Definitions
  • 3.2 Hazard Identification
  • 3.3 Hazard Analysis
  • 3.4 Risk Reduction

Module 4 – Safety Requirements Specification (SRS)

  • 4.1 SRS Basics
  • 4.2 SRS Content
  • 4.3 SRS Review and Verification

Module 5 – SIS Hardware Design

  • 5.1 SIS Design Objectives
  • 5.2 Basic Terms and Definitions
  • 5.3 Basic SIS Design – Hardware Concepts
  • 5.4 Requirements for the Selection of Devices
  • 5.5 Quantification of Random Failures – Reliability Analysis
  • 5.6 SIL Verification

Module 6 – SIS Application Program (AP)

  • 6.1 Basics
  • 6.2 Application Program Safety Requirements Specification
  • 6.3 Application Program Design
  • 6.4 Application Program Implementation, Methods & Tools
  • 6.5 Application Program Review and Testing
  • 6.6 Application Program Safety Validation Planning
  • 6.7 Application Program Modification

Module 7 – SIS Security

  • 7.1 Basics
  • 7.2 SIS Security – Design
  • 7.3 Basic Cyber Security Principles by “Viega and McGraw”
  • 7.4 Maintenance/Engineering Interface Security

Module 8 – Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

  • 8.1 Objectives
  • 8.2 Procedures
  • 8.3 Training
  • 8.4 Bypass and Maintenance Override
  • 8.5 Repair and Spare Parts
  • 8.6 Proof Test Execution
  • 8.7 Proof Test Examples
  • 8.8 Inspection
  • 8.9 Maintenance

Module 9 – Local Laws and Regulations

Requirements

According to the TÜV Functional Safety Training Rheinland there are certain eligibility requirements for this course. These include:

  • A university engineering degree or equivalent experience verified by an employer
  • 3 years functional safety experience

Exam

On the final day each participant takes part in a 4 hour exam. This consists out of 2 parts:

  • 60 Multiple Choice questions (each worth one point)
  • 23 Short Answer questions – total 32 points

(most questions 1 point, some questions 2 points, one question 4 points)

The passing criteria according TÜV Rheinland is 75% in total (69 points)

Costs

The course price varies between countries, so please contact for prices your local HIMA partner.

The cost includes course material, any required stationary, catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), registration fees and the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate only if the requirements are fulfilled and if the exam pass mark is achieved.