How safe is your system?February 6, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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When products or systems fail to operate reliably, they could harm people, property or the environment. Functional safety is demonstrated by showing that the system’s functionality is dependable enough for the level of risk it controls.
Do you know whether your systems are dependable and safe?
CSA Group has the ability to test, certify and assess to functional safety requirements. Through Sira, a CSA Group company, the functional safety offerings include a wide range of services, including technical information services and training, product certification, company certification and staff competence assessments.
IEC 61508 is the international standard for safety-related systems associated with electrical, electronic and software-based safety-related systems. The reliability of these systems is determined by the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of the safety function they perform. In practice, functional safety methods also extend to the non-electrical, electronic and programmable systems (E/E/PS) parts of the system that the E/E/PS actuates, controls or monitors.
Increasingly, certification to IEC 61508 is encouraged by regulatory authorities and specified by end-users as a way to help minimize risk and demonstrate best practices.
In addition to testing to functional safety requirements, CSA Group offers many global solutions for product testing and certification that help companies streamline their access to markets in North America and around the world.
“By choosing to work with CSA Group, companies will benefit from our high level of technical expertise that comes from not only testing products, but developing the standards they are tested against,” the company says.
It works with businesses, organizations and code authorities all around the world to help create a safer, more sustainable world for people and for business.