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UL Certified Functional Safety Professional in IEC 61511

Categories Safety Relevant Development , Automotive Functional Safety Professional

General Information
3 Days

This three-day training provides a comprehensive overview of the IEC 61511:2016 and ANSI/ISA 61511:2018 standard for the process industry. The complete safety lifecycle of IEC 61511 will be discussed by industry experts and practical examples and exercises will be provided within the training.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • understand the contents and intent of IEC 61511:2016 and ANSI/ISA 61511:2018.
  • provide evidence of competency of functional safety for SIS design as required by IEC 61511.
  • approach different studies of hazard and risk evaluation, such as HAZOP and hazard identification (HAZID).
  • allocate SILs using LOPA and risk graphs.
  • design SIS with risk reduction as required by IEC 61511.
  • Overview of functional safety and scope of IEC 61511:2016
  • Management of functional safety
    • Safety lifecycle structure
    • Activities, responsibilities, and competency
    • Risk evaluation and management
    • Verification, validation, assessment, and audits
    • Safety instrumented system (SIS) configuration management
  • Process hazard and risk analysis
    • Different techniques overview
    • Security risk assessment (SRA)
    • Prevention and mitigation layers for hazardous event
  • Allocation of safety functions to protection layers
    • Layers of protection analysis (LOPA) techniques and requirements for protection layers
  • SIS safety requirements specification (SRS)
    • Safety instrumented function (SIF) requirements (Functional and Integrity requiremennts)
    • Application program requirements specifications
  • SIS design, engineering, and application programming
    • General requirements and hardware concepts
    • Safe Failure Fraction (SFF) and Hardware Fault Tolerance (HFT) concept
    • Hardware architectural constraints implementing Route 1H and Route 2H
    • Selection of devices per IEC 61508 and IEC 61511
    • Maintenance/engineering interface and testing design requirements
    • Classification of failures
    • Quantification of random failures, SIL Verification
    • Application program development, design, and testing requirements
    • SIS testing and factory acceptance test (FAT)
  • Installation, commissioning, and validation requirements
    • SIS validation planning and site acceptance test (SAT)
    • Application program validation techniques
    • Activities mandatory prior to introduce the identified hazards
  • Operation, maintenance, modifications, and decommissioning
    • Requirements to operate and maintain the SIS
    • Proof testing and inspection for every SIF
    • Maintenance override switch (MOS) structure
    • Competency training for operators and maintenance personnel
    • Modifications requirements including functional safety assessment and re-verifications
Target audience
  • Automation and instrumentation engineers
  • Process engineers and plant project leaders
  • Health, safety and environment (HSE) engineers
  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) engineers
  • SIS manufacturers and integrators
  • Process plant end user engineers and technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and third parties

Participants who complete all three days of training are eligible to take a two-hour certification exam on the morning of the fourth day. Those who pass the exam are individually certified as a UL-Certified Functional Safety Professional (UL-CFSP) in IEC 61511.

Upon the successful completion of the UL-CFSP exam, participants will receive a certificate and badge that they can use to demonstrate their competence in IEC 61511 functional safety. The certification is valid for three years, after which individuals may recertify.

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