Safety critical systems handbook [E-Book] : a straightforward guide to functional safety, IEC 61508 (2010 edition) and related standards / by David J. Smith, Kenneth G.L. Simpson.
Smith, David John,
Simpson, Kenneth G. L.
Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010
1 online resource.
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Electrical, electronic and programmable electronic systems increasingly carry out safety functions to guard workers and the public against injury or death and the environment against pollution. The international functional safety standard IEC 61508 was revised in 2010 and this is the first comprehensive guide available to the revised standard. As Functional Safety is applicable to many industries, this book will have a wide readership beyond the chemical and process sector, including oil and gas, power generation, nuclear, aircraft, and automotive industries, plus project, instrumentation, design, and control engineers . The only comprehensive guide to IEC 61508, updated to cover the 2010 amendments, that will ensure engineers are compliant with the latest process safety systems design and operation standards . Helps readers understand the process required to apply safety critical systems standards . Real world approach helps users to interpret the standard, with case studies and best practice design examples throughout.