Carolyn Presgraves


Carolyn has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing automated control systems. Her project management experience includes managing product development, engineering design teams, and managing capital projects. Carolyn’s background also includes systems engineering and integration of automated controls with data acquisition software, databases, and web based applications. Carolyn is a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE), a member the International Society of Automation (ISA), and the co-inventor of six aeSolutions' patents. Carolyn has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. Carolyn enjoys hiking and camping. She is a quilter and has 2 commercial level sewing machines. She and her husband are “old house” people and live in in their 3rd full renovation.

White Papers by Carolyn Presgraves:

Is Cost Effective Compliance with the IEC61511 Safety Lifecycle Sustainable?

While the concept of execute, monitor and sustain seems straightforward, for a variety of reasons, most companies who have committed to the IEC61511 journey, are solely focused on the execution of safety lifecycle documentation. This myopic approach will result in their failure to realize the full benefits to their organization of a cost effective risk management program. In addition, without development of a holistic multi-year plan for safety lifecycle compliance, end user companies can expect to incur significant regret costs and schedule delays as they attempt to change the safety culture of their organization around adoption of IEC61511. In this paper, a proven roadmap for efficient and cost effective safety lifecycle compliance and risk management will be defined, which emphasizes the use of an evergreen work process to support the concepts of execute, monitor and sustain.

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