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The Role of Standards in Functional Safety

Internationally recognized functional safety standards have been developed and adopted to increase e...
Jennifer Infantino Halsey Apr 14, 2020 5:00:00 AM

What Are the Opportunities for Nonlinear Control in Process Industry Applications?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan May 15, 2019 10:42:49 AM

How to Implement Effective Safety Instrumented Systems for Process Automation Applications

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Apr 15, 2019 10:42:44 AM

How Procedure-Based Automation Can Enhance Alarm Management Best Practices and Safety Instrumented Functions

This guest blog post was written by Paul Morgan, a consulting safety application engineer for Siemen...
Contributing Author Dec 24, 2018 10:42:39 AM

AutoQuiz: What Are Multiple Independent Protection Layers in Relation to Industrial Safety?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Sep 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Safety Instrumented Systems, A Life-Cycle Approach

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Safety I...
Joel Don Aug 20, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Webinar Recording: Strategy, Tactics, and Tools for the Safety Lifecycle

  This ISA co-hosted webinar was presented by Stephen Thomas, P.E., a safety engineer with Uber and ...
Contributing Author Jun 27, 2018 10:42:31 AM

AutoQuiz: Failures of Complex Systems in SIS Design and SIL Selection

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don May 11, 2018 9:00:17 AM

How Much Risk Can Safety Alarms Reduce?

This post was written by Charles Fialkowski, CFSE, a safety systems specialist for Siemens; Luis Gar...
Contributing Author Apr 30, 2018 10:42:44 AM

Webinar Recording: How to Document Safety Instrumented Systems Inspections and Tests

  This ISA webinar on safety instrumented systems was presented by Paul Gruhn, ISA Fellow and global...
Contributing Author Feb 14, 2018 10:52:17 AM

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