Reliability Assessment of Safety-Critical Systems

Standards

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This page lists national and international standards that are relevant for the book Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems. The list is not complete and will be extended as the preparation of the book progresses.

 
 
 

Generic standard

  • IEC 61508: Functional safety of electrical/ electronic/ programmable safety-related systems (7 parts)
    • Part 1: General requirements
    • Part 2: Requirements for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems
    • Part 3: Software requirements
    • Part 4: Definitions and abbreviations
    • Part 5: Example of methods for the determination of safety integrity levels (informative)
    • Part 6: Guidelines on the application of IEC 61508-2 and IEC 61508-3 (informative)
    • Part 7: Overview of techniques and measures (informative)

Process industry standards

  • IEC 61511: Functional safety - Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector (3 parts)
    • Part 1: Framework, definitions, system, hardware and software requirements
    • Part 2: Guidelines for the application of IEC 61511-1
    • Part 3: Guidance for the determination of the required safety integrity levels
  • ANSI/ISA-84.01-1996: Application of safety instrumented systems for the process industries.

Petroleum and natural gas industry standards

  • ISO 10418: Petroleum and natural gas industries - Offshore production installations - Analysis, design, installation, and testing of basic surface process safety systems

Machinery standards

  • ISO 12100: Safety of machinery. General principles for design. Risk assessment and risk reduction
  • ISO 13849-1: Safety of machinery. Safety-related parts of control systems. general principles for design
  • IEC62061: Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems.

Railway applications

  • IEC 62278: Railway applications - Specification and demonstration of reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS)
  • EN 50128: Railway applications - Software for railway control and protection
  • EN 50129: Railway applications - Safety related electronic systems for signalling

Nuclear Power Industry

  • IEC 61513: Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - General requirements for systems
  • IEC 61226: Nuclear power plants -- Instrumentation and control important to safety - Classification of instrumentation and control functions
  • IEC 60880: Nuclear power plants -- Instrumentation and control important to safety - Software aspects for computer-based systems performing category A functions
  • IEC 62138: Nuclear power plants -- Instrumentation and control important to safety - Software aspects for computer-based systems performing category B or category C functions
  • IEC 62340: Nuclear power plants -- Instrumentation and control important to safety - Requirements for coping with common cause failure (CCF) 

Automobile industry

  • ISO 26262: Road vehicles - Functional safety (10 parts)
 
 
 

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