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SIL-Functional Safety whitepaper and article

There is no question why functional safety plays such an important role: Every year, work accidents cause health problems for about 313 million people. Plant operators invest a lot to avoid personal risks.

In the end, any preventive measure is far more cost-effective than an accident with consequences for people, processes, plants or the environment. In such a case, costs quickly exceed ten to twenty times the actual amount for a plant. On the other hand, investments in functional safety, and thus in measures to avoid accidental and systematic errors, are very moderate if one relies directly on instruments developed according to IEC/EN 61508.

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Safe processes save lives!

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SIL-Functional Safety introduction video

The animation shows a short introduction on SIL in general. Micropilot, Deltabar and Liquiphant illustrate in an examplary fashion the typical SIL topics continuous self-monitoring, homogeneous redundancy and proof test.

Further information about SIL you will find here:

Information about SIL from Endress+Hauser.

Useful information and downloads about the standards IEC/EN 61508 and IEC/EN 61511 you will find here:

The 61508 Association

Products in the video

  • For more detailed information on Liquiphant FTL85 for FailSafe overfill prevention in applications with functional safety up to SIL3 (with one device), please go to Liquiphant FTL85.
  • Here you will find more inforamtion on Deltabar.