Functional safety certification

Published:  20 October, 2016

Following the launch of DNV GL’s service specification for Functional Safety Certification, which can be applied to all electronic or programmable systems with safety functions, the company has announced it has issued its first Functional Safety Certificate against DNVGL-SE-0141 to Rockwell Automation.

The company says the certificate demonstrates compliance to IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. IEC 61508 is the international standard for electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety related systems. It sets out the requirements for ensuring that systems are designed, implemented, operated and maintained to provide the required safety integrity level (SIL) against a defined unwanted hazardous event. IEC 61511 specifically covers the requirement for process industries.

Joe Quinn, director of the global oil & gas solutions business, Rockwell Automation says: “The DNV GL certification of our life-cycle execution approach provides our customers with reassurance that Rockwell Automation is committed to providing the highest standard for functional safety solutions whilst also achieving the lowest total cost of ownership over the solution life time.”

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