Functional Safety


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Functional Safety is concerned with the management, design, installation, operation and maintenance of Instrumented process safety systems such as trips, alarms and interlocks that reduce risk for the protection of People, Plant and/or Environment, each system must be assessed as part of the HAZOP for functional safety requirements.

The starting point for determining the functional safety requirements must come from the requirements outlined by the manufacturer of the equipment in order to meet the certification requirements for compliance with European directives.