Misconceptions regarding SIL
Do these statements sound familiar? "Having SIL means I've achieved safety" "Having a certificate means I’ve complied with the SIL" "Having redundancy means I’m safer" "Install SIL and forget about it" "Having SIL means the plant is running"
All-Round Plant Safety: How to Avoid Knowledge Gaps
It is not easy for plant operators to stay up to date with functional safety. Increasing digitization, new working methods, and changing standards all complicate the process. It is important to focus on ensuring that important know-how about safety equipment and software is retained. But how do plant operators achieve that?
50 Years of Safety: Tried, Tested, and TÜV Certified
As part of a celebratory blog series, the Smart Safety Hub provides unique insights into TÜV’s holistic approach to functional safety assessments. From this, you will discover how HIMA builds on best practices to provide its own customers with a range of valuable services, innovative solutions, and comprehensive functional safety training.
50 Years of Safety: A Partnership for Safe and Secure Success
This article is part of a series celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the world’s first TÜV-certified safety controller for plant process automation. It explores how a pioneering partnership between HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH and TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH has been at the center of efforts to rethink and reconceptualize how industry addresses the issue of functional safety.
50 Years of Safety: A Hard-Wired Revival?
Nowadays, stakeholders in functional safety have the option to replace hard-wired systems with safety-tailored programmable logic controllers that connect with critical equipment across open networks. And while there are benefits for making this switch, it could be that hard-wired logic is still a fair choice – especially where a limited number of safety instrumented functions are deployed.
50 Years of Safety: How Germany Pioneered Standardization
The world’s first TÜV-certified safety system, Planar, hit the market 50 years ago. To honor that event, we deliver insights into standardization, certification, and historical, technological development. So that you can learn how we got to where we are today, we spotlight Germany’s role as a pioneer in functional safety norms and standards.
Basic Safety Functions Explained: Burners and Boilers
Industrial accidents usually impact many peoples’ lives. And it’s not uncommon for burners and boilers to be the source of one as the combustion of hydrocarbons (gas and/or oil) and hydrogen presents several hazards. But where exactly do burner and boiler risks stem from? And how can companies protect themselves?