Hull and Humber (UK)

Functional Safety for Process Engineers

Functional Safety for Process Engineers
  • Date From 6th November 2019
  • Date To 6th November 2019
  • Price Free of charge
  • Location Board Room, Engie Fabricom UK, Origin 3, Europarc, DN37 9TZ

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As part of the 2019 IChemE Hull & Humber Members Group events calendar, Fabricom will be hosting a talk on functional safety on Wednesday 6 November.

Following the release of BS EN (IEC) 61511:2017 (Edition 2) a number of changes have been made to the standard which governs functional safety. Although it is not a legal requirement to follow the standard it is deemed "state of the art" and is one of the many standards that the HSE will use to make a judgement against the process industries.

The talk will provide an overview of the functional safety life-cycle and focus on the parts of the life-cycle that impact on both process engineers as designers and process safety specialists. It will also discuss the impact of the requirements of the new edition when it comes to security risk assessments (both physical and cyber) and the new guidance from the HSE (OG86 - Cyber Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems) and how this may impact the design and process risk assessment stages.

The talk will include

  • overview of the functional safety life-cycle/BS EN (IEC) 61511:2017
  • process safety vs functional safety
  • thinking about functional safety in process engineering design
  • HazOP/LOPA and how to be 61511 compliant
  • security risk assessment and OG86
  • the importance of independence
  • safety requirement specification
  • verification and trace-ability
  • functional safety assessments.



Guest speaker

Andrew Stead, Senior Process Safety Engineer, Industry Consultant 

Andrew provides process and functional safety consultation to a variety of industries and works closely with Fabricom to provide process safety services to their end clients. After graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in Chemical Engineering he was employed by a local consultancy firm (On Line Design & Engineering) working across a number of sectors and different roles. While there he developed a passion for process safety, and developed a good understanding of functional safety. After leaving OLDE Andrew set up his own company, APS Process Ltd, providing process engineering and safety consultation, HazOp/LOPA facilitation and specialist functional safety work.

Andrew is also a TUV SUD certified functional safety professional and the HazOp and LOPA course director for =Method Process Safety (part of =Method Safety and Security Group).

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