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HP Automation Safety: Importance of the safety manual

It is the beginning of 2003, a good time for improving process safety. The new IEC 61511 standard for the process industries has passed voting on part 1 (the meat!). Most in the U.S. ex..

Goble, W., exida LLC

It is the beginning of 2003, a good time for improving process safety. The new IEC 61511 standard for the process industries has passed voting on part 1 (the meat!). Most in the U.S. expect it will replace ISA 84.01 this year. The certified functional safety expert (CFSE) program continues to grow with several dozen new engineers meeting the requirements this past year. It has been an exciting year for new product introductions into the safety instrumented system marketplace as well. Valves are now available with safety certification. Valve interfaces with automatic partial valve stroke testing are now safety certified.

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