Safety Instrumented Systems

ABB Canadian Operations Receive TÜV Certification

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jan 19, 2015

ABB operations in Canada have been certified by TÜV SÜD as having in place and applying a functional safety management system (FSMS) for the design and engineering of safety instrumented system (SIS) projects in accordance with industry good practice safety standards. These standards include IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 for the integration and implementation of safety instrumented systems.TÜV SÜD is an accredited specialist in the assessment and certification of organizations and products to international safety standards, with the mission to protect people, the environment and property against technology-related risks.

The TÜV FSMS certification recognizes that ABB’s functional safety management system complies with international safety standards and good practices for its SIL 3 capable products, engineering and project teams, and delivery processes. It meets all relevant sections of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 safety standards for integration and implementation of SIS, including system configuration, application programming, testing, verification, validation and management for process industries safety applications.

ABB provides individual accreditation (either TÜV Rheinland or TÜV SÜD) for in-country implementation of a SIL 3 capable functional safety management system (FSMS) covering delivery, engineering, operations and maintenance of SIS. ABB centers also provide access to local safety standard experts and technology experts. Globally, ABB has more than 700 TÜV, CFSE-certified and ABB technology-certified safety engineers.

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