The international safety standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 for the process sector are setting global benchmarks as “good practice” in functional safety.
These standards are impacting not only traditional safety sectors such as oil, gas, and petrochemicals but also the chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, metals, and utility industries. Throughout the safety supply chain, demonstrable evidence of compliance to the functional safety management requirements of these standards is increasingly seen as a prerequisite to demonstrate good practice safety management.
Benefits – why use ABB's offering
ABB offers unparalleled experience and expertise in functional safety management, System 800xA HI safety-related system design and engineering and audits and assessments. Through its global IEC 61508 and 61511 third-party certified Safety Execution Centers, TÜV FSEng functional safety consultants and competent auditors and FS assessors, are able to deliver a range of independent and well trusted audit and assessment services. These independent and unbiased services utilize proven methodologies designed to provide clients with confidential and structured outputs enabling them to cost effectively implement improvement and compliance programs.