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.
Rise of the Cobots: Man and Machine, Hand in Hand
Robots are stronger, more enduring, and more precise than humans. However, machines lack the ability to moderate their power and solve problems independently. For this reason, more and more collaborative robots (cobots) are being deployed to work alongside humans in Industry 4.0. Special technologies and integrated safety functions are designed to ensure this works safely.