The Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straightforward Guide to Functional Safety: IEC 61508 (2010 Edition), IEC 61511 (2015 Edition) and Related Guidance

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The Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straightforward Guide to Functional Safety: IEC 61508 (2010 Edition), IEC 61511 (2015 Edition) and Related Guidance Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division Pages: 360 Language: English ISBN: 9780128207000 Category:

The Safety Critical Systems Handbook, Fifth Edition presents the latest guidance on safety-related systems that guard workers and the public against injury or death and also address environmental risks. It has been fully revised and contains additional material on risk assessment, cyber security, COMAH and HAZID, published guidance documents/standards, quantified risk assessment and new worked examples. The book provides a comprehensive guide to the revised IEC 61508 standard as well as the 2016 IEC 61511. It enables engineers to determine the required integrity targets and to assess if proposed or existing equipment meet the safety integrity levels required by the various standards and guidance. Functional safety is applicable to all industry sectors and, thus, this book will have a wide readership not only in the chemical and process industries but embraces oil and gas, power generation, avionics, automotive, manufacturing and other sectors. It is aimed at most engineers including project, control & instrumentation, design and maintenance disciplines.

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Author Biography

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 failure. He contributed to the first drafting of IEC 61508 and chairs the IGEM panel which produces SR/15 (the gas industry safety related guidance). David is past President of the Safety and Reliability Society. Kenneth G. L. Simpson is Managing Director of Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd and has been associated with safety related systems design and also with their assessment for over 40 years. He is a member of both the IEC61508 and IEC61511 drafting committees and the IGEM (SR15) panel, which writes the gas industry guidance. Following a career in aerospace, Ken has spent over 35 years in the control and safety system industry, has written a number of papers on the topic and gives frequent lectures.