Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems

Guidelines and Literature

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Guidelines

  • ISO/TR 12489: Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries - Reliability modelling and calculation of safety systems (First ed. November 2013)
  • NOG 070: Application of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 in the Norwegian Petroleum Industry (Also known as the OLF 070 Guideline)
  • ISA-TR84.00.02-2002, Part 1: Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) - Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Evaluation Techniques Part 1: Introduction
  • ISA-TR84.00.02-2002, Part 2: Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) - Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Evaluation Techniques Part 2: Determining the SIL of a SIF via Simplified Equations
  • ISA-TR84.00.02-2002, Part 3: Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) - Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Evaluation Techniques Part 3: Determining the SIL of a SIF via Fault Tree Analysis
  • ISA-TR84.00.02-2002, Part 5: Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) - Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Evaluation Techniques Part 5: Determining the PFD of SIS Logic Solvers via Markov Analysis.

 

Literature

  • SINTEF: Reliability Prediction Method for Safety Instrumented Systems - PDS Example Collection, 2010 Ed.
  • CCPS (2007): Guidelines for Safe and Reliable Instrumented Protective Systems, CCPS & Wiley
  • CCPS (2001): Layer of Protection Analysis: Simplified Process Risk Assessment. CCPS
  • Goble, W.M. and H.L. Cheddie (2005): Safety Instrumented Systems Verification: Practical Probabilistic Calculation. ISA
  • Goble, W.M.: Control Systems Safety Evaluation and Reliability. ISA
  • Gruhn, P. and H.L. Cheddie (2005): Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification. ISA
  • Hartmann, H., E. Scharpf, and H. Thomas (2012): Practical SIL Target Selection - Risk Analysis per the IEC 61511 Safety Lifecycle. exida.
  • Medoff, M., R. Faller, and R. Smith: Functional Safety - An IEC 61508 SIL 3 Compliant Development Process, exida
  • Smith, D.J. and K.G.L. Simpson (2010): Safety Critical Systems handbook. A Straightforward Guide to Functional safety, IEC 61508 and related Standards, Including Process IEC 61511 and Machinery IEC 62061 and ISO 13849. Elsevier.

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