Three-Day Course Overview

This three-day training provides a comprehensive overview of the IEC 61511:2016 and ANSI/ISA 61511:2018 standard for the process industry. The complete safety lifecycle of IEC 61511 will be discussed by industry experts and practical examples and exercises will be provided within the training.

IEC 61511 Training Topics

  • Overview of functional safety and scope of IEC 61511:2016
  • Management of functional safety
    • Safety lifecycle structure
    • Activities, responsibilities and competency
    • Risk evaluation and management
    • Verification, validation, assessment and audits
    • Safety instrumented system (SIS) configuration management
  • Process hazard and risk analysis
    • Different techniques overview
    • Security risk assessment (SRA)
  • Allocation of safety functions to protection layers
    • Layers of protection analysis (LOPA) techniques and requirements for protection layers
  • SIS safety requirements specification (SRS)
    • Safety instrumented function (SIF) requirements
    • Application program requirements specifications
  • SIS design, engineering and application programming
    • General requirements and hardware concepts
    • Hardware architectural constraints implementing Route 1H and Route 2H
    • Selection of devices per IEC 61508 and IEC 61511
    • Maintenance/engineering interface and testing design requirements
    • Quantification of random failures
    • Application program development, design and testing requirements
    • SIS testing and factory acceptance test (FAT)
  • Installation, commissioning and validation requirements
    • SIS validation planning and site acceptance test (SAT)
    • Application program validation techniques
    • Activities mandatory prior to introduce the identified hazards
  • Operation, maintenance, modifications and decommissioning
    • Requirements to operate and maintain the SIS
    • Proof testing and inspection for every SIF
    • Maintenance override switch (MOS) structure
    • Competency training for operators and maintenance personnel
    • Modifications requirements including functional safety assessment and re-verifications

Optional UL-CFSP Exam

Participants who complete all three days of training are eligible to take a two hour certification exam on the morning of the fourth day. Those who pass the exam are individually certified as a UL Certified Functional Safety Professional in IEC 61511 or UL-CFSP.