SIS training developed with real-world safety lifecycle focus.

aeSolutions offers instruction in all SIS areas including: Safety Requirements Specification (SRS), Calculations of the Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD), Fault Tree Analysis, Determination of Architectural Constraints, Identifying and modeling for Common Causes of Failure, Degraded Voting, and Failure Rate Estimation.

Training specific to a control system project may be customized with training materials and manuals for operators or technical personnel. Project classes can be scheduled at aeSolutions’ offices in conjunction with Factory Acceptance Testing, or at the client’s site in conjunction with Site Acceptance Testing.

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Training

Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Firehose

This introductory six-hour course presents an overview of Safety Instrumented System design for the process industry. SIS Firehose first builds a framework of the Safety Lifecycle within the context of the industry’s history and laws, and gives an overview of Process Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment methodologies.  SIS Firehose then covers the essential aspects of Safety Instrumented Systems design including Architectural Constraints, Dependency Modeling, Diagnostics, Documentation, Failure Rates, Functional Safety Standards, Probability Mechanics, Proof Test Coverage, and Voting. This fast-paced course will familiarize process industry professionals with the concepts and terminology used in the Safety Lifecycle and Safety Instrumented Systems design.

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Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Verification with Fault Tree+

Safety Instrumented Systems often have complex architectures which cannot be modeled with standard SIL Verification software applications. Because of its vast flexibility, complex SIS architectures present little challenge for Fault Tree Analysis. This two day course gives detailed instruction for the practiced SIS Design Engineer on the use of Fault Tree+ for SIL Verification calculations.

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Safety Instrumented Burner Management System (SI-BMS)

This course starts with a review of the NFPA, API, ISA, IEC and FM standards that describe Burner Management System design. The requirements of a Burner Management System, based on the standards, are then used to design an example Burner Management System. The details of the design and the design rationale are presented so that attendees will understand how to expand the design into custom solutions often needed by particular fired device installations. In addition the course will present an overview on combustion control fundamentals, burner management system design and application of safety instrumented system concepts to burner management systems.

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Modeling Dependencies

Simplified risk assessment methodologies deny credit for many existing protective functions because the simplified techniques cannot model dependencies between protective functions, initiating events and enabling conditions. This one day course provides instruction on modeling dependencies using Quantitative Risk Assessment techniques with fault tree analysis.
Note: SIL Verification with Fault Tree+ is a prerequisite for this course.

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LOPA Mechanics and Caveats (Web based)

This one hour presentation details the distinct elements of the “Layer of Protection Analysis” and their applications in risk assessment.

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Constant Rate Failure Probability Mechanics (Web based)

This one hour presentation covers the mathematical foundations of probability mechanics and dependency modeling which underpin SIL Verification calculations.

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EC50 Design, Analysis & Justification of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

This course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Students will learn how to determine safety integrity levels and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA 84 (IEC61511) standard.ISA logo

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EC52 Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection

This course focuses on further hands-on examples of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) selection using a variety of different techniques and providing more insight into the factors that determine risk reduction requirements. Students will be better able to save their companies time and money through the optimization of system performance requirements. This builds upon the foundation set in ISA’s EC50 (Safety Instrumented Systems-Design, Analysis, and Justification).ISA logo

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EC54 Advanced Design & Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Verification

This course focuses on more detailed design issues and further hands-on examples of system analysis/modeling. Students will be better able to perform system design and analysis thus saving their companies time and money in optimizing system designs. This course will enable you to analyze any system technology and configuration to see if it will meet the required SIL (Safety Integrity Level) and determine if existing systems are safe enough, if they need to be upgraded, and whether proposed systems will meet the performance requirements. You will also be able to determine the optimum manual test interval for any system, saving your company time and money by not over- or under-testing systems.ISA logo

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EC51CT Technical Operations & Maintenance Roles in the Safety Lifecycle

This course focuses on the specific activities operations and maintenance personnel need to understand and perform to ensure the safety lifecycle as contained in ANSI/ISA S84.00.01-2004 Parts 1-3 (IEC 61511 MOD) is improving the process safety performance at their facility or the facility they are associated with designing / constructing.ISA logo

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