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Safety Instrumented System Design


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Table of Contents

  • About the Book
  • About the Authors
  • Chapter 1. The SIS Safety Life Cycle
  • Chapter 2. Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Chapter 3. Failure
  • Chapter 4. Basic Reliability Engineering
  • Chapter 5. System Reliability Engineering
  • Chapter 6. Equipment Failure Modes
  • Chapter 7. Obtaining Failure Rate Data
  • Chapter 8. SIF Design and Verification Process
  • Chapter 9. SIF Probabilistic Verification
  • Chapter 10. SIS Sensors
  • Chapter 11. Logic Solvers
  • Chapter 12. Final Elements
  • Chapter 13. Typical SIF Solutions
  • Chapter 14. Industry Examples
  • Chapter 15. Maintaining the SIS
  • Appendix A. Statistics
  • Appendix B. Probability
  • Appendix C. Failure Rate Data
  • Appendix D. System Architectures
  • Appendix E. Answers to Exercises
  • Index

About the Author

Iwan van Beurden is the Chief Technology Officer, Director of Product Developmentat exida. He supports exida's end user services, exida's manufacturer services, and exida certification activities. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the functional safety field. van Beurden is responsible for the development, maintenance, and certification of the exSILentia (R) integrated safetylife cycle tool and associated products. van Beurden performs IEC 61508 development support, IEC 61511 life cycle services, functional safety assessments, and a variety of reliability analyses. He is an active member of the ISA84 committee and teaches exida and ISA training classes. van Beurden is a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and a senior member of ISA. He has published various papers and magazine articles. He holds aMS degree from Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where he majored in reliability engineering and graduated cum laude.

William M. Goble is Managing Director and Cofounder of exida, a company that engages in research, training, product certification, and system consulting for safety-critical and high-availability systems. He has developed probabilistic analysis methods for functional safety that are widely used today. He has more than 40 years of experience in control systems, including product development, marketing, training, and functional safety certification. Goble received a BS in electrical engineering from Penn State University, an MS in electrical engineering from Villanova University, and a PhD in reliability engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Pennsylvania and a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE). He is an ISA Fellow. He has written hundreds of technical articles and several best-selling books on functional safety.

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