IICA SHORT COURSE: FUNCTIONAL SAFETY SIS TRAINING – TÜV RHEINLAND
The IICA Functional Safety Engineer SIS training course has been developed by IICA for automation and control professionals and risk engineers in the process industries. IICA is an accepted course provider in the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program and TÜV Rheinland will award qualified participants who pass the exam at the end of the course a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.
The course emphasises the actions you need to take to comply with the functional safety standard AS IEC 61511 Ed. 2. It provides detailed insights and fundamental understanding of functional safety concepts, industry standards and the methodologies used to determine, implement and maintain safety integrity levels (SILs) in safety instrumented systems (SIS) used in the process industries.
The course is suitable for:
- Automation and control design & maintenance engineers and safety and risk engineers with some experience in SIS.
- Engineers from non-process industries with experience in functional safety in their discipline (e.g. machine protection, aviation, rail) and who are seeking an understanding of how functional safety is applied in the process industries. The course is not intended to provide education on functional safety for non-process industry applications, though many of the principles are transferrable.
- Engineers who do not satisfy the experience requirements for the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate, but who are looking for an understanding of functional safety principles and practice. The certificate will not be awarded until sufficient experience is gained.
The course is not suitable for recent graduates or tradespeople with limited experience. This course does not provide training in standards.
The primary aim of the course is to equip all participants with a practical understanding of AS IEC 61511 such that they can understand and participate in those lifecycle activities relevant to their particular role. It is not intended that by itself the course (including successful completion of the examination) is sufficient to allow successful candidates to lead lifecycle activities unsupervised, but it does provide a foundation for development into these roles or for fulfilment of these roles by individuals already having sufficient pre-course experience. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Participate effectively in LOPA and other SIL determination studies
- Determine whether the design of a safety instrumented function (SIF) meets the required SIL
- Select a SIF architecture that both meets the required SIL and minimises spurious trips
- Select SIF components to meet the target SIL for that SIF
Course Facilitator: Peter Kroon FSExp (TÜV Rheinland)
Peter has worked in a variety of industries including process, oil and gas, mining, and manufacturing for over 30 years. This has provided Peter with a broad range of experiences in how safety is managed across industries. In the past 15 years Peter has specialised in the safety and reliability aspects of projects. Peter has been presenting Functional Safety Engineer courses (certified by TÜV Rheinland) around the world since 2015.
Peter is a member of the Standards Australia subcommittee responsible for the Functional Safety Standards AS 61508 and AS IEC 61511, and is also a member of the committee responsible for the Safety of Machinery standards, the AS4024 series.
Inhouse IICA Functional Safety Engineer SIS training courses are available, with dates by arrangement with the instructor.
For further information please click here to view our 2024 brochure, and to discuss your training needs please email: [email protected]