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2082: Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Verification-November 14-15, 2017

2082: Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Verification-November 14-15, 2017
This course covers the performance verification of Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF), including calculation of the Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD) and Spurious Trip Rate (STR).

These calculations must take into account the device failure rates, system architecture, subsystem voting configuration, specified diagnostics and testing, and repair times. The PFD calculation must also take into account the susceptibility of the SIF to common mode and common cause failure.
IEC 61511 requires that the PFD be verified by calculation to prove that each SIF meets its target Safety Integrity Level (SIL). This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals needed to address this requirement in their workplace. It familiarizes students with Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), the identification of safe, dangerous, detected, and undetected device failures, the selection of failure rate data, understanding key design parameters, and the application of calculation methodology. The two approaches for approving a device for use in an SIS - certification and prior use - are also explained.
The course presents a series of examples as workshops to illustrate the important concepts and assumptions implicit in the calculations. The student must bring a scientific calculator and notepad to the course.

Course Date: November 14-15 2017 8:30am to 4:30pm
Course Instructors: Bill Hearn
Location: SIS-TECH Solutions 12621 Featherwood Drive, Suite 120 Houston, TX 77034
Credit: 14 PDHs/1.4 CEUs

Course Costs: Regular registration is $990. Early Registration of $850 is available until October 14, 2017. Discounts available for Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center Consortia Members*. The discount will be applied after you complete the registration form.
Course Information: You will receive a confirmation e-mail from val-green@tamu.edu once you've completed the registration process. Lunch and course materials are provided. Students need to bring a scientific calculator and notepad.

If you have questions, please contact Kelli Hamilton at 979-458-1863 or kellihamilton@tamu.edu

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Refund request will be accepted until October 31, 2017 (10 business days before the course) . Please send refund request to kellihamilton@tamu.edu

*Check if you qualify – Current Members Discount will be applied when complete the registration process.


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The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center will accept refunds based on the following schedule for the listed items. Refund requests must be sent via email to: val-green@tamu.edu val-green@tamu.edu . Please indicate your confirmation number and event title.

Continuing Education Courses: full refunds will be given up to 10 business days prior to the course start date. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

Annual International Symposium attendee and exhibit registration: full refunds will be given until October 1. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

OESI Forums: full refunds will be given up to 10 days prior to the event. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or the registration transferred to another individual.

Instrumentation Symposium exhibit registration: full refunds will be given until December 12th and after that date a 70% refund will be issued. Attendee or speaker registration: full refund requests will be accepted until January 9, 2017. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

For other events or items, please contact Valerie Green at val-green@tamu.edu val-green@tamu.edu or 979-845-3489 for more information.