Proposed Energy Institute Guidance on SIL Determination

Proposed Energy Institute Guidance on SIL Determination - Presentation by ESC's Ron Bell

Proposed Energy Institute Guidance on SIL Determination – Presentation by ESC’s Ron Bell

Presentation given by ESC’s Ron Bell on Proposed Energy Institute Guidance on SIL Determination.

The Proposed Energy Institute Guidance on SIL Determination presentation covers

  • Current Position
  • What’s in the guidance?

Scope of Guidance

  • Concerned with SIL Determination of SIFs associated with SISs coming within the scope of IEC 61511
  • Illustrative applications in the energy industry, chemical process industry, nuclear processing, offshore and onshore sectors (oil and gas or refining) are within the scope of the guidance

Target Audience

  • Those who require a basic understanding of the key concepts and terminology of SIL Determination sufficient to enable them to appreciate some of the key decisions to be taken during the SIL Determination process
    • Example: plant managers, general engineering managers, who need to be competent “intelligent customers”, and Safety Regulators when dealing with consultants or vendors
  • Those who need to have a comprehensive understanding of SIL Determination:
    • both in terms of breadth and depth
    • sufficient for them to engage in the decision process
  • For senior managers who have responsibilities for functional safety and who need to be in a position to judge the effectiveness of the SIL Determination process.