This 4 day course is not simply a watered down version of the FS Engineer course. It has been specifically designed to cater for the needs of Technicians by Engineers who have had significant technician experience in their own career development. The FS Technician (TÜV Rheinland) certificate course is run in accordance with the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program and comprises three days of classroom tuition and practical guidance, for understanding and mastering lifecycle phases for installation, commissioning, testing, maintenance and change control of safety instrumented systems, in accordance with the requirements of IEC 61511. There is a 2 part proficiency assessment on the fourth day. Practical exercises will performed throughout the course which will be based on real life examples.
Successful participants, who must also have a minimum of 2 years functional safety experience, will achieve the prestigious FS Technician (TÜV Rheinland) certificate. All FS Technicians of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program are also listed on the TÜV Rheinland Certipedia Database:
Technicians involved in the installation, development and/or maintenance support of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic Safety Instrumented Systems (E/E/PES) for process plant applications
The objectives of this course are to provide participants with a basic understanding of hazards and risk and how safety instrumented systems are used to protect against hazards. The main lifecycle focus will be on the principles of installation commissioning and maintenance, techniques. Guidance will be given on achieving good practice testing and maintenance of the most common types of SIS subsystems. They will learn how testing and maintenance should be recorded to enable better reliability analysis of hardware components used in SIS subsystems, and how an optimised testing and maintenance regime improves plant safety and availability.
Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on experience and realistic practical exercises, and case studies will be used to compliment the instruction.
Successful participants, who also have sufficient experience as a Technician working in the area of Functional Safety and SIS, will be awarded the prestigious FS Technician (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.
Part 1 is intended to give participants an understanding of Functional Safety, hazards and related risk in line with the international IEC 61511 standards and the regulatory environment. The ALARP principle will be explained and they will undertake a basic process risk assessment and be shown the relationship between Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and risk reduction. The concepts of layers of protection, including role of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in reducing process related risk, will be explained. The basic concepts of SIS subsystem design will be discussed to give an appreciation of how this is related to the SIL. Part 1 will then cover the requirements for installation and commissioning of SIS including ‘Permit to Work’.
Part 2 will discuss maintenance assurance and verification and setting performance standards to help control maintenance activities. Participants will be given a firm understanding of the good practice principles of testing techniques and procedures for the most common types of SIS subsystems in line with the international IEC 61511 standard. Part 2 will demonstrate how appropriate testing and maintenance is important for sustaining reliability, and fully explain the purpose of preventative and corrective maintenance in achieving this.
Participants will learn about the different types of failures including systematic and random failures and how these are most appropriately dealt with. The effects of common cause and common mode failure on SIS reliability will be fully covered, including many of the issues and pitfalls associated with design, installation, testing, maintenance and human factors that impact upon common cause failures.
There will be discussion about smart devices, how they generate diagnostics and alarm information, and how this should be handled.
Participants will learn how testing and maintenance should be recorded by Failure Code Reporting techniques to enable better reliability analysis of hardware components used in SIS subsystems, and how an optimised testing and maintenance regime improves plant safety and availability.
The controls for SIS overrides, inhibits and bypasses will be fully explained along with the requirements for an override risk management system.
The final section of Part 3 will cover the importance of the Management of Change for modifications to SIS and the processes on which they operate.
On day four
A three (3) hour two part proficiency assessment comprising:
The pass score criterion is 75%.
In accordance with the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program:
Course Duration is four (4) days.
The course will provide three days of classroom tuition and practical guidance for understanding and mastering the application, principles and requirements of IEC 61511 for installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of SIS.
Practical exercises will be performed throughout the course which will be based on real life examples.
There is a three hour two-part proficiency assessment on the fourth day.
All training will be undertaken by a FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) for the application area of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) who has been approved by TÜV Rheinland to provide their training program.
Training manuals containing all the presented material and exercise examples will be provided for each student.
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