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Safety Instrumented Systems - Pantac

Safety Instrumented Systems (FS Engineer)

Pantac System Control

This certification program transfers functional safety knowledge and expertise to engineers who desire to achieve a global standard of compliance with IEC-61508-1 par 6.2.1 (h) and IEC-61511-1 par 5.2.2. and ANSI/ISA S84.00.01– 2004.

Participants who complete the Pantac Control training course continuously in the Instructor-Classroom setting, meet the eligibility criteria according to the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program and pass the proficiency examination, are eligible to receive a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate for Safety Instrumented Systems.


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Day 1

  • Overview of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program
  • Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems
  • International Safety Standards
  • Regulations and Enforcement
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • Introduction to SIL Determination Methods

Day 2

  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Semi-Quantitative SIL Method
  • Methodology
    • Examples of use
    • Conclusions
  • Safety Requirement Specification (SRS)
    • Scope
    • Template for Guidance and use
  • Afternoon Exercise and Quiz

Day 3

  • SIL Verification
    • IEC-61508 and 61511 Methods
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Human Error
  • Management of Functional Safety
    • Role of individuals
    • Plan for verification, assessments, auditing and validation.
    • Procedures for evaluating performance after SIF is installed
  • Design

Day 4



In accordance with TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program.

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in the field of functional safety.
  • Bachelor degree as a minimum or equivalent engineer level responsibilities status as certified by the employer.
  • Filled out eligibility forms must be sent in two weeks before training date at the latest.


Knowledge and comprehension of the Pantac Control training course material will be verified by a 4 hour proficiency examination consisting of 100 multiple choice, and 5 multipart working problems.

Overall passing criteria is 75%.


  • Course lecture and exam are in English.
  • Course hours are typically 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with coffee and lunch breaks.
  • Time for evening review of the day’s lecture material and exercise assignments is highly recommended.
  • Students should be present and on time throughout the entire 3 days of lecture in order to be eligible to take the exam on the 4th day.
  • All documentation necessary for the course will be in the Training Manual provided.
  • Each student should bring a calculator to class and to the exam. The only engineering functions needed are exponents.
  • The TÜV FSEng exam is a closed book exam focused on concepts and exercises reviewed during the lectures.
  • On exam day, the students will only have their calculator as mentioned above, several pencils, and an eraser.
  • Exam is limited to 5 hours. Students can plan to leave by NOON or as soon as they finish the exam.


Pricing is currently AUD 3.900 per person..