Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straight Forward Guide To Functional Safety, Iec 61508 (2010 Edition) And Related Standards, Incl by David J. Smith

Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straight Forward Guide To Functional Safety, Iec 61508 (2010…

byDavid J. Smith, Kenneth G. L. SimpsonEditorDavid J. Smith

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

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Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straightfoward Guide to Functional Safety, IEC 61508 2010 Edition and Related Standards, Including Process IEC 61511 and Machinery IEC 62061 AND ISO 13849, Third Edition, offers a practical guide to the functional safety standard IEC 61508. The book is organized into three parts. Part A discusses the concept of functional safety and the need to express targets by means of safety integrity levels. It places functional safety in context, along with risk assessment, likelihood of fatality, and the cost of conformance. It also explains the life-cycle approach, together with the basic outline of IEC 61508 known as BS EN 61508 in the UK . Part B discusses functional safety standards for the process, oil, and gas industries; the machinery sector; and other industries such as rail, automotive, avionics, and medical electrical equipment. Part C presents case studies in the form of exercises and examples. These studies cover SIL targeting for a pressure let-down system, burner control system assessment, SIL targeting, a hypothetical proposal for a rail-train braking system, and hydroelectric dam and tidal gates. The only comprehensive guide to IEC 61508, updated to cover the 2010 amendments, that will ensure engineers are compliant with the latest process safety systems design and operation standards Helps readers understand the process required to apply safety critical systems standards Real-world approach helps users to interpret the standard, with case studies and best practice design examples throughout

About The Author

Dr David J Smith is the Proprietor of Technis Consultancy. He has written numerous books on Reliability and Safety over the last 35 years. His FARADIP database has become widely used, and his other software packages are also used throughout the profession. His PhD thesis was on the subject of reliability prediction and common cause fai...

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Title:Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straight Forward Guide To Functional Safety, Iec 61508 (2010…Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0080967817

ISBN - 13:9780080967813

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