Safety Instrumented Systems

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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!

Safety Instrumented Systems Test

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!

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Situational Videos &  Explanations

We 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!

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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 Standards
  • SIS in practice
  • SIS Testing and Maintenance

So what are you waiting for? Get this XPRTU software now, access it either online or as a Download.

Get Electronic Badges

You don't just get a Certificate, you also get an electronic badge via Credly. Abhisam is a Credly Verified Badge issuer and all badges conform to the Mozilla Open Badge standard. You can add the badge to your Mozilla backpack or directly share this badge across social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

This raises your image among your peers, customers, clients and employers. You can also embed your badge in your blog or website, or even add it to your email signature. To summarize:

Abhisam Electronic Badges can be

  • Added to your LinkedIn profile (in your Certifications section)
  • Shared across Facebook and Twitter
  • Embedded in your blog or website
  • Added to your email signature
  • Easily authenticated

So what are you waiting for? Get this course now and earn a badge at no extra cost! Here's an example Badge below. Click on it to see more details.

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Just get this interactive, self paced training course today and for a fraction of the price that you would otherwise pay for any other course, learn everything that you wanted to know about SIS (but didn't know whom to ask). Note that this course is

NOT a Powerpoint Presentation

NOT an ebook

NOT a video of a guy speaking

It is a comprehensive, software based learning program that combines interactive animations and simulations, real life examples & situations from real plants and facilities, an explanation of all difficult to understand terms in very easy language, a self assessment test and much more. It is a unique learning experience and we daresay that it is the only such program today in the world.

Of course, you could always pass this up and decide to go for some other training program,  or buy a book on this topic, or try to surf the internet or lurk around in LinkedIn groups hoping to know more

but,

remember that any of the following things can happen.....

a) this low price will not last for long

b) You may waste a lot of time searching for real, actionable information. This is because although there is a lot of information out there, some of it may be outdated or invalid (as standards get updated all the time), or not authentic at all (somebody may express their own opinions and not facts) or plain difficult to understand. Many people try this and then realize that they have spent a lot of their precious time and they may be even more confused then before.

BUT THEN YOU ARE DIFFERENT

You value your time.

You can get this excellent, self paced, e-learning software based training course from Abhisam and be assured that

a) You will get instant access within minutes when you click the Buy button below and process your payment

b) You will get an easy learning experience due to the extensive graphics, animations, real life examples and situations, calculations, videos, assessments in the course, which has been created by Abhisam, pioneers and global experts in technical e-learning

c) You can get certified as an Abhisam Safety Instrumented Systems professional at no extra charge with a Certificate and an electronic badge issued via Credly

d) Earn Professional Development Hours (40) for this course.

Check below for the TABLE OF CONTENTS  of the Safety Instrumented Systems e-learning course

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MODULE 1- Introduction to SIS
  • What are Safety Instrumented Systems?
  • Basic Ideas about SIS
  • Functional Safety
  • Instrumented Systems & Safety Instrumented Systems-1
  • BPCS
  • BPCS and SIS
  • Safety Instrumented Function
  • Emergency Shutdown Systems
  • Need for a separate SIS
  • Simulation exercise
  • Learnings from the exercise
  • Typical architecture
  • Integrated BPCS & SIS
  • Examples
  • Safety PLCs & General Purpose PLCs
  • BPCS and SIS
  • Differences BPCS and SIS
  • Q1
  • Q2
  • Q3
  • Q4
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
  • HAZOP
  • HAZAN
  • QRA
  • Consequence Analysis
  • Risk
  • Risk Example
  • Risk Reduction
  • 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
  • SRS Importance
  • SRS-Minimum Requirements
  • Q5
  • Q6
  • Q7
  • Q8
MODULE 3 - Failures & Reliability
  • Failures
  • Why Study Failures
  • Types of Failures
  • Random Failures
  • Systematic Failures
  • Random or Systematic
  • Common Cause Failures
  • CCF Example
  • Control of Failures
  • Avoidance of failures
  • Diversity
  • Dangerous & Safe failures
  • Safety Systems and Subsystems
  • Safe Failure Fraction
  • SFF Pie Chart
  • No Part & No Effect Failures
  • Easy SFF
  • SFF calculation example
  • SFF Manipulation
  • Proof Test Interval
  • Diagnostic Coverage
  • Reliability
  • Failure Rate
  • MTTF
  • MTTR
  • MTBF
  • Failure Data
  • 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 Trees
  • Event Tree Components
  • Event Tree Analysis Example
  • Fail - Safe and Fail Danger modes
  • FMEA
  • FMEDA & Reports
  • How to use the FMEDA report
  • Example FMEDA report
  • Redundancy
  • Redundancy and Voting
  • Voting Systems 1oo1
  • Voting Systems 1oo2
  • Voting Systems 1oo2D
  • Voting Systems 2oo2
  • Voting Systems 2oo3
  • Spurious Trips
  • Concept of Demand
  • Demand in a plant
  • Low Demand & High Demand
  • Continuous Demand
  • PFD
  • PFDavg
  • Q9
  • Q10
  • Q11
  • Q12
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 Study
  • SIL for Demand Mode
  • SIL Caveat
  • Low Demand Mode
  • SIL for Continuous / High Demand Mode
  • The SIL  process
  • Common SIL Questions
  • Systematic Capability
  • Concept of Element
  • Systematic Capability Synthesis
  • Synthesis of elements
  • Achieving Systematic Capability
  • Architectural Constraints
  • Introduction to Architectural Constraints
  • Target SIL-Qualitative & Quantitative methods
  • Risk Reduction Factor
  • Safety Availability and PFDavg
  • SIL calculation Example
  • SIL 4
  • Consequence Only Method
  • Hazard Matrix Method
  • Hazard Matrix Method - Example
  • Risk Parameter Graph
  • Calibrated Risk Graph
  • LOPA
  • Conducting a LOPA
  • LOPA Method
  • More about LOPA
  • LOPA Example
  • Target SIL & SIL verification
  • SIF design process
  • PFD of a simple loop
  • SIL verification example - 1
  • PFDavg-Complex Loops
  • Markov Modeling
  • Simplified Equations
  • Use of Simplified Equations
  • Architectural Constraints
  • 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
  • HFT example
  • Verification Calculation Procedure
  • Series and Parallel Architecture
  • Resolving a Series Parallel Architecture- Example
  • Verification Calc Example
  • Conclusion
  • Q13
  • Q14
  • Q15
MODULE 5 - SIS Standards
  • Introduction to Standards in SIS
  • AK 1 to AK 8
  • IEC Standards
  • IEC 61508
  • IEC 61508:2010
  • E/E/PE systems
  • Safety Lifecycle
  • IEC 61508-Safety Life Cycle
  • IEC 61511 - Basics
  • Relationship between IEC 61508 & IEC 61511
  • Which standard do I follow?
  • Certified Devices
  • Revisions-IEC 61508
  • No Part & No Effect
  • Architectural Constraints
  • Security
  • ISA S84 Background
  • ISA S84 Differences
  • IEC 61511
  • Functional Safety Management
  • Where to get standards
  • What standards apply to me?
  • Conclusion
  • Q16
  • Q17
  • Q18
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
  • Fault Diagnostics
  • Safety PLCs-Inputs
  • Safety PLCs-Processors
  • Safety PLCs-Outputs
  • Safety PLCs-Software
  • Safety PLCs-Software-Design
  • Safety PLCs - Voting architecture
  • Safety PLCs - TMR
  • Safety PLCs - QMR
  • Safety PLCs - Interface to BPCS
  • Safety Networks
  • HIPPS
  • Conclusion
  • Q19
  • Q20
  • Q21
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
  • Testing valves
  • 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
  • Security Assessment
  • Testing for Stuxnet
  • Conclusion
  • Q22
  • Q23
  • Q24
  • Conclusion
Self Assessment Test

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Course Duration: 40 hours (Approx 5 days of self paced learning)
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