Honeywell Safety Management Systems first to receive TuV Certification in accordance with IEC 61508

May 2000 News

As part of its continuous commitment to providing world-class safety solutions, Honeywell Safety Management Systems (HSMS) is the first in the industry to achieve TÜV certification to provide safety solutions in accordance with the latest international functional safety standard IEC 61508.

This certification includes both the development and delivery of safety solutions based on the renowned fail safe controller (FSC). The highly reliable, high-integrity FSC safety systems are used for safety-critical control applications all around the world. It performs the basis for functional safety, thus providing protection of persons, plant equipment and the environment, combined with optimum availability for plant operation. The FSC system is a user-programmable, modular, microprocessor-based safety system that can perform a wide range of high-integrity process control and safety functions, including:

* High-integrity process control .

* Burner/boiler management systems.

* Process safeguarding and emergency shutdown.

* Turbine and compressor safeguarding.

* Fire and gas detection systems and pipeline monitoring .

Since functional safety is at the core of the FSC design, the system has been certified for use in safety applications all around the world. FSC was developed specifically to comply with the strict German DIN/VDE functional safety standards, and has been certified by TÜV for use in AK1 to AK6 applications. FSC was also the first safety system to obtain certification in the United States for the UL 1998 and ANSI/ISA S84.01 standards.

FSC-based safety solutions and related Honeywell services can help process operations comply with the ANS/ISA S84.01 standard for safety-instrumented systems up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3, as well as the international standard IEC 61508 for functional safety. These new standards address the management of safety throughout the entire life cycle of a plant. Other standards that FSC complies with include CSA Standard C22.2 No.0-M982, Part II, CSA Standard C22.2 No. 142-M1987, UL 508, and UL 991.

For details contact Owen Tavener-Smith

Honeywell Safety Management Systems (HSMS)

tel: (031) 312 2330.

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