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You are well aware of the role of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), in protection of assets and people. In recent years, there have been extensive studies on the best ways of making our process plants safer and the conclusion is, that by just doing one thing right, which is -increasing the reliability of the safety related Instrumentation and Control systems in a plant, can make these plants much safer.
Most companies have realized this and seek to employ only those individuals who are qualified in this important subject. The fastest way of learning this AND getting certified is by getting this software based training course.
Companies have realized that negligence (or ignorance), in respect of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) can be really disastrous, literally. Look at just a few recent cases that have been listed below (scroll down to see)
Caribbean Petroleum, Puerto Rico, 2009- Accident caused due to non working of the overfill protection instruments (part of the SIS)
A massive fire and explosion sent huge flames and smoke plumes into the air at the Caribbean Petroleum Corporation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The resulting pressure wave damaged surrounding buildings and impacted moving vehicles. The final report into the incident was released by the US Chemical Safety Board and it was non working of the overfill protection system (part of the SIS).
Petrolia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008
Thousands of residents of surrounding areas had to be evacuated to safer places when there was a release of large quantities of Oleum (fuming Sulfuric acid), from a chemical plant. The root cause was determined to be non implementation of a proper Safety Instrumented System.
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, 2006
Massive explosion at an ink processing plant causes destruction of plant as well as surrounding homes, injuring many residents of surrounding areas. Cause? Lack of safety interlocks and automatic shutdown systems (in other words a Safety Instrumented System) in the plant.
Morgantown, North Carolina,USA, 2006
Explosion at a polymer manufacturing plant led to total damage of the facility, with a human fatality and several injuries. Investigations found out that a lack of process safety standards and non implementation of automatic interlock systems (in other words, Safety Instrumented Systems) as the root causes of the disaster.
Buncefield, UK, 2005- on working of the Overfill prevention system (part of the SIS)
The Buncefield industrial disaster was one of the biggest disasters to strike the chemical and petrochemical industry in Europe in recent years. The blasts that occurred were so loud, they were heard as far away as France! (Buncefield is in the UK) The root cause was found out to be a probable malfunctioning level instrument (part of the SIS) on the site.
The list goes on and on.....
Of course, you agree, that these systems are essential and are operational in many plants and facilities around the globe. But mere operation and existence of such a system, does not ensure, that it will always work as designed , is it not?
You need to know it in depth, to make it work for you.
To make it work for you, you need to know these systems thoroughly ( We mean not from a programming point of view but from a users point of view). You need to get trained in all the concepts and ideas, including applicable codes and standards, ( including international Standards such as IEC 61508:2010 and IEC 61511:2016, ISA S84) plus good engineering practices of these critical Systems. Note that here, when we refer to such systems, we also include Emergency Shutdown Systems (ESD), Safety Shutdown Systems, High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS) and all similar systems that are used to ensure the safe operation of plant and machinery, using highly reliable instruments, controllers, valves and other electrical and pneumatic/hydraulic elements and devices.
However, the jargon associated with these sophisticated process control systems is so tedious and even confusing, that even experienced professionals cringe at the mention of Triple Modular Redundant, 2oo3 voting, SIL 3 or IEC 61508.
Does it really have to be this way?
No! Not really.
Get immediate access to this easy learning program (that we call an XPRTU-since it makes you into an expert). Learn everything, take an online exam and get your Certificate of Competency, alongwith an electronic badge that you can display online on places like LinkedIn. It is all included in one low price!
You can simply get access to this e-learning course and learn all about these systems, in the comfort of your home or office, in a very easy to understand manner. Simple and easy to learn, with several interactive animations and simulations, this is a great learning experience.
Here's what this easy online training course has
Animations & Simulations
The course has a large number of easy to understand Animations & Simulations. A picture is worth a thousand words. An animation is worth a thousand pictures. Concepts get understood easily. Compare this to listening to a boring lecture! Below is a small sample of the numerous animations and simulations that you will learn from. Note that this is just a screen grab, the course animation will be of a much better quality!
Self Assessment Test
The course has a Self Assessment Test, that helps you gauge your own understanding of the subject. Get immediate feedback on whether you correctly answered the question or not. This also helps you prepare for the online Certification Exam, that you can take & get a Certificate for free!
Free Certification Exam
After you complete the course, you can take a Certification Exam, that results in a Certificate of Competency, on passing. You get two free attempts to take the exam. Take a look at the example Certificate below. Show it to your peers, bosses, clients, customers or future employers. This becomes a third party endorsement of your skills in Safety Instrumented Systems. Best part about it? There is no charge for this!
Situational Videos & ExplanationsWe utilize situational videos, that mirror real life sitautions, so that you easily understand concepts. See a truncated example below. Note that the complete videos are available in the course and you can see them fully inside the course.
Real Life Examples & Problems
Learn how to do a SIL Determination, Design & Verification from actual real life examples from process plants. Everything is explained in a Step by Step method, you can use the same methods in your own plant or project!
Everything about SIS in one package!
All the following topics are included. No other course out there covers all of this, at this price! Everything is explained in a very easy to understand manner. Examples from real life situations in plants and facilities.
Introduction to SIS
Hazard and Risk Analysis
Failures & Reliability
Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
SIS in practice
SIS Testing and Maintenance
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MODULE 1- Introduction to SIS
What are Safety Instrumented Systems?
Basic Ideas about SIS
Instrumented Systems & Safety Instrumented Systems-1
BPCS and SIS
Safety Instrumented Function
Emergency Shutdown Systems
Need for a separate SIS
Learnings from the exercise
Integrated BPCS & SIS
Safety PLCs & General Purpose PLCs
BPCS and SIS
Differences BPCS and SIS
MODULE 2 - Hazards, Risks & their analysis
Hazards & Risks
Types of hazards- Fire & Explosions
Types of hazards-Toxic Material
The Safety Lifecycle
Steps in analysis
Preliminary Hazard Analysis
The ALARP principle
Risk Reduction in process plants
Risk Reduction explained
Risk reduction using a SIF
Layers of Protection
Layers of Protection in the process industries
Preventive & Mitigative layers
Safety Requirement Specification
MODULE 3 - Failures & Reliability
Why Study Failures
Types of Failures
Random or Systematic
Common Cause Failures
Control of Failures
Avoidance of failures
Dangerous & Safe failures
Safety Systems and Subsystems
Safe Failure Fraction
SFF Pie Chart
No Part & No Effect Failures
SFF calculation example
Proof Test Interval
Software Reliability & Fault injection
Reliability Block Diagrams
Redundancy and Reliability
Fault Tree Analysis
Fault Tree Analysis Example-1
FTA and RBD
Fault Tree Analysis Example-2
Fault Tree Analysis - Probabilities
Event Tree Components
Event Tree Analysis Example
Fail - Safe and Fail Danger modes
FMEDA & Reports
How to use the FMEDA report
Example FMEDA report
Redundancy and Voting
Voting Systems 1oo1
Voting Systems 1oo2
Voting Systems 1oo2D
Voting Systems 2oo2
Voting Systems 2oo3
Concept of Demand
Demand in a plant
Low Demand & High Demand
MODULE 4 - Safety Integrity Level
Introduction to Safety Integrity Level
What is SIL?
What SIL is not
SIL 1 to SIL 4
Is SIL applicable to me?
SIL for Demand Mode
Low Demand Mode
SIL for Continuous / High Demand Mode
The SIL process
Common SIL Questions
Concept of Element
Systematic Capability Synthesis
Synthesis of elements
Achieving Systematic Capability
Introduction to Architectural Constraints
Target SIL-Qualitative & Quantitative methods
Risk Reduction Factor
Safety Availability and PFDavg
SIL calculation Example
Consequence Only Method
Hazard Matrix Method
Hazard Matrix Method - Example
Risk Parameter Graph
Calibrated Risk Graph
Conducting a LOPA
More about LOPA
Target SIL & SIL verification
SIF design process
PFD of a simple loop
SIL verification example - 1
Use of Simplified Equations
Hardware Fault Tolerance
Type A subsystems
Type B subsystems
Which Architectural Constraints to follow?
Hardware Fault Tolerance - IEC61508
Architectural Constraints-IEC 61508
Architectural Constraints - Example
Architectural Constraints - IEC61511
Architectural Constraints- IEC 61511 Ed 2
Use IEC 61508 or IEC 61511 Constraints?
Proven in Use
Proven in Use & Prior Use
Verification Calculation Procedure
Series and Parallel Architecture
Resolving a Series Parallel Architecture- Example
Verification Calc Example
MODULE 5 - SIS Standards
Introduction to Standards in SIS
AK 1 to AK 8
IEC 61508-Safety Life Cycle
IEC 61511 - Basics
Relationship between IEC 61508 & IEC 61511
Which standard do I follow?
No Part & No Effect
ISA S84 Background
ISA S84 Differences
Functional Safety Management
Where to get standards
What standards apply to me?
Module 6-SIS in practice
Components of the Safety Loop
Types of logic Solvers
Hardwired logic solvers - Trip amplifiers
Hardwired logic solvers - Gates
Safety Relays - Electromechanical
Safety Relays - Electronic
Programmable Logic Solvers
Safety PLCs & General Purpose PLCs
Safety PLC Design Techniques
Safety PLCs & General Purpose PLCs
Safety PLCs - Voting architecture
Safety PLCs - TMR
Safety PLCs - QMR
Safety PLCs - Interface to BPCS
MODULE 7 - SIS Testing & Maintenance
Need for testing
Testing – Example
Breakup of failures
Testing the components of a SIS
Testing Sensors & Transmitters
Testing Logic Solvers
Valve Testing - Bypass method
Partial Stroke Testing - 1
Partial Stroke Testing - ISA method
Valve Testing- Mechanical Stoppers
Valve Testing - Smart Positioner method
PST-Advantages & Disadvantages
Testing and PFDavg
Testing for Stuxnet