By Anthony Capkun
January 15, 2015 – ABB recently announced its operations in Canada have been certified by TUV SUD as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) for the design and engineering of safety instrumented system (SIS) projects in accordance with industry good practice safety standards.
These standards include IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 for the integration and implementation of safety instrumented systems.
The TUV FSMS certification recognizes that ABB’s functional safety management system complies with international safety standards and good practices for its SIL 3-capable products, engineering and project teams, and delivery processes. It meets all relevant sections of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 safety standards for integration and implementation of SIS, including system configuration, application programming, testing, verification, validation and management for process industries safety applications.
“This certification underscores ABB’s dedication to excellence in providing our customers with safety solutions, products and services that they need to implement to protect their most critical assets: their people, the environment, the surrounding community and the process,” said Marcus Toffolo, vice-president Chemical, Oil & Gas from ABB’s Safety Execution Centre in Canada.