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GUIDE - A methodology for the achievement of target SIL (PDF)

The purpose of this document is to describe a methodology by which an organisation can demonstrate that the target Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of a safety instrumented function has been achieved....

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GUIDE - ABB Safety Jargon Buster - an explanation of terminology (PDF)

ABB’s Safety Jargon Buster explains some of the terminology users are likely to encounter when purchasing or handling safety equipment and systems for process applications....


GUIDE - Safety and Functional Safety. A general guide to the Machinery Directive (PDF)

This document helps specifiers, designers, manufacturers and users of machinery, plus related personnel, gain a better understanding of the requirements of the EU Machinery and of the measures required to conform with the directive and its harmonized standards....


BROCHURE - ABB - your partner in functional safety. Minimizing risk to people, property and environment (PDF)

The need to weigh improved productivity and lower expenditure against compulsory safety regulations is one of the most difficult balancing acts in industry today. Guided by their core values of health and safety, successful companies team with ABB for their functional safety needs....


BROCHURE - Over 35 years in safety. An ocean of experience (PDF)

Over the past 35 years, ABB has successfully delivered and installed safety systems in more than 55 countries worldwide. With operations on all continents and dedicated safety system teams around the world, ABB provides not only highly-qualified technical resources during project delivery....


BROCHURE - Safety in control systems according to EN ISO 13849-1. Machine safety - Jokab safety products (PDF)

The generation change for standards on safety in control systems introduces new concepts and calculations for machine builders and machine users. The EN 954-1 standard(categories) is being phased out and replaced by EN ISO 13849-1 (PL, Performance Level) and EN 62061 (SIL, Safety Integrity Level). This document provides an introduction to the EN ISO 13849-1 standard and its application in conjunction with ABB's products....


HANDBOOK - Functional Safety Assessment - setting the boundaries of the FSA, defining the scope and planning the FSA (PDF)

To many readers, Functional Safety Assessments (FSAs) will be a new topic in the area of functional safety. Even those who have read and understand the key features of IEC 61508 Ed 2 and IEC 61511 may not be fully conversant with the specific details of the FSA activity....





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ABB is the number one market leader in the provision of TÜV in-country accredited functional safety management system certification. Our resources have TÜV Rheinland FS Expert and FS Engineer certification and are represented on a number of industry safety bodies and institutions combined with many years of asset owner and systems integration experience on a number of technology platforms. Our solutions are proven to deliver technical robustness, operational excellence and sustainable business improvement. 

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