By Iwan van Beurden, CFSE, and William M. Goble, CFSE
This book provides an excellent description of the design phase of the SIS safety life cycle as defined in IEC 61511:2016. It focuses on the fundamental concepts, starting with a description of the entire safety life cycle process and then explaining how the design steps—from conceptual design through design verification—fit into that process. The book:
This is an excellent reference for professionals designing safety instrumented systems, as well as those who are seeking certification. Each chapter contains questions and answers similar to those found on professional certification exams for functional safety, and the appendices include statistics, probability, failure-rate data tables, and system architectures.
ISA recently published Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification by William M. Goble, PhD, PE, CFSE, and Iwan van Beurden, MSc, CFSE. In this Q&A feature, Goble highlights the focus, importance, and differentiating qualities of the book.
A Word From The Author
“ Previous books on the subject were written many years ago. Much research has been conducted on probabilistic analysis and instrumentation failure rates, but no books—until now with this one—have covered all the latest advanced and information."
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