Resources

ESC provide the following free resources to download

FAQs

When looking for functional safety consultancy there may be a number of terms or processes which are new to you. Here are some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Product Certificate Database

ESC has extensive experience in providing product certification based on the requirements of IEC 61508 (up to and including SIL 3). ESC can determine a device / product / systems’ hardware and systematic SIL capability by means of a qualitative…

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Essential “Must Know” issues in applying IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 – Humberside Seminar Presentations

Download the presentations from the Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) seminar Essential “Must Know” issues in applying IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 in Humberside

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Essential “Must Know” issues in applying IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 – Warrington Seminar Presentations

Download the presentations from the Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) seminar Essential “Must Know” issues in applying IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 in Warrington

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Safety critical systems – A brief history of the development of guidelines and standards

Download White Paper by ESCs Ron Bell on Safety critical systems - A brief history of the development of guidelines and standards.

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Proof Testing … A key performance indicator for designers and end users of Safety Instrumented Systems

Download White Paper by ESCs Ron Bell and David Green on Proof Testing A key performance indicator for designers and end users of Safety Instrumented Systems.

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How Safe Is Safe Enough – Webinar by Ron Bell

Webinar video given by Ron Bell on How Safe Is Safe Enough, determining what is deemed "safe" in the context of Safety Instrumented System (SIS)

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How Safe Is Safe Enough – Presentation by Ron Bell

Presentation given by Ron Bell on How Safe Is Safe Enough, determining what is deemed "safe" in the context of Safety Instrumented System (SIS)

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Application of IEC61508 & IEC61511 to asset protection – Presentation

Presentation given by Paulo Oliveira on Functional Safety - Application of IEC61508 & IEC61511 to asset protection.

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IEC 61511 Changes in 2nd Edition – Presentation by Ron Bell

Presentation given by Ron Bell on IEC 61511 Changes in 2nd Edition and it's current position.

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“IEC61508 & IEC61511 compliance – how does it affect you” Aberdeenshire Seminar Presentations

Download the presentations from the Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) seminar in Aberdeenshire "IEC61508 & IEC61511 compliance – how does it affect you"

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Failure Rate Data – Presentation by Jaspreet Chana

Presentation given by (ESCs) Jaspreet Chana on Failure Rate Data covering Failure Modes, Data Sources and Data Accuracy

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Proof testing – Presentation by David Green

Presentation given by David Green on Proof testing … A key performance indicator for designers and end users of safety-related systems.

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SIL Certificate – Value or Vanity – Presentation by Paulo Oliveira

Presentation given by (ESCs) Paulo Oliveira on SIL Certificate - Value or Vanity

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Introduction to ProSET

An introduction to ProSET - Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) Complete Process Safety Evaluation Tool. Includes SIL Comp (The SIL Compliance Software Suite) and PHA Comp (Process Hazard Analysis Compliance Tool)

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Market environment & HSE Delivery Guides

Presentation given by David Green on Proof testing … A key performance indicator for designers and end users of safety-related systems.

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Proposed Energy Institute Guidance on SIL Determination

Presentation given by David Green on Proof testing … A key performance indicator for designers and end users of safety-related systems.

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“IEC61508 & IEC61511 compliance – how does it affect you” presentations

Download the presentations from the Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) seminar "IEC61508 & IEC61511 compliance – how does it affect you"

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Buy Functional Safety Reference Books

The Safety Critical Systems Handbook: A Straightforward Guide to Functional Safety: IEC 61508 (2010 Edition), IEC 61511 (2016 Edition) & Related Guidance, Fourth Edition, presents the latest on the electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic systems that provide safety functions that…

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IEC 61508 Soft Errors Rate (SER) Review

This paper provides a review of the effects of ‘Soft Errors’ in relation to IEC 615081 random hardware failures assessments.

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Risk Criteria for Demonstration of Safety at Wind Turbine Sites

This paper provides a framework for setting quantitative risk targets for risk assessment of Wind Turbine Sites

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IEC61508: Assessment, Certification And Other Assurance Measures

This paper focuses on the safety assurance measures within standard IEC 61508 which impact on the application of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety-related systems

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Changes to IEC 61508 / Edition 2 & implications for users of the standard

Presentation by Ron Bell on Changes to IEC 61508 / Edition 2 & implications for users of the standard

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Introduction and Revision of IEC 61508 (October 2014)

Introduction and Revision of IEC 61508 considers key features of IEC 61508 and indicates changes incorporated into the new Edition 2 (April 2010)

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