Endorsement Program Options

Endorsement Program Options

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT

  • Understand the purpose of FSM and expected results from a good FSM program
  • Describe the essential elements of document control
  • Know FSM auditing techniques
  • Draw and explain an example of the Safety Lifecycle
  • Describe a personnel competency evaluation system for functional safety

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CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS

  • Understand how consequence analysis fits into overall risk analysis
  • Describe common quantitative consequence analysis techniques
  • Understand receptor vulnerabilities
  • Understand possible incident outcomes
  • Evaluate the impact of dispersion variables

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PROCESS HAZARD ANALYSIS

  • Demonstrate knowledge of common PHA techniques and their associated strengths and weak- nesses
  • Understand the purpose and objectives of a PHA program
  • Describe minimum PHA documentation
  • Understand tolerable risk criteria, meaning, and usage in the PHA process
  • List hazard identification techniques

Exam Delivery Status: Available Within 2 weeks of Order


LIKELIHOOD ANALYSIS

  • Demonstrate ability to identify valid independent protection layers (IPL)
  • Describe the attributes of an IPL
  • Understand the proof testing requirements for protection layers
  • Estimate probability of failure for a protection layer
  • Describe rules for human reliability analysis

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SIF DESIGN

  • Understand the impact of various types of redundant architectures on reliability, availability, maintainability, etc.
  • Understand SIS equipment justification
  • Describe the impact and significance of functional safety “Certification” for a product
  • Describe the requirements for an Limited Variability Language (LVL) software process
  • Explain how different proof testing techniques impact diagnostic coverage

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SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

  • Understand the minimum requirements of an Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) and its purpose
  • Define typical requirements such as “process safety time”
  • Know when an SRS is required in the Safety Lifecycle
  • Understand the impact of SRS changes in other Safety Lifecycle activities
  • Understand SRS requirements that are added before and after conceptual design

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PROOF TEST PLANNING

  • Understand the tradeoffs in various proof testing techniques
  • Understand the concept of proof test coverage
  • Describe proof test result documentation requirements
  • Demonstrate ability to calculate the impact of proof test coverage on PFDavg and SIL achieved
  • Understand lifecycle cost impact of proof testing

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MAINTENANCE DATA ANALYSIS

  • Understand proof test “as found” documentation requirements
  • Recognize common problems in failure data analysis
  • Demonstrate ability to calculate failure rates from a complete set of field failure data
  • Define minimum incident documentation requirements
  • Describe failure mode taxonomies for common instrumentation

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APPLICATION SOFTWARE

  • Understand various types of software classifications
  • Describe the process requirements for LVL software
  • Explain the process requirements for Fixed Program Language (FPL) programming
  • Understand software testing techniques
  • List minimum documentation requirements for various types of software

Exam Delivery Status: Available Within 2 weeks of Order


FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TESTING / INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING, AND VALIDATION

  • Describe the purpose and objectives of the installation and commissioning process
  • Understand installation requirements and verification techniques
  • Write a commissioning/validation test for common instruments
  • Describe commissioning/validation test documentation requirements
  • Understand FAT versus SAT requirements and objectives

Exam Delivery Status: Available Within 2 weeks of Order


SIS OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

  • Describe the objectives of an SIS operation and maintenance process
  • Ability to estimate “Maintenance Capability” and its impact on PFDavg
  • Describe the essential requirements of an effective maintenance capability program
  • Describe the impact of delayed proof testing
  • Understand proof test coverage and how it effects the reliability of a SIF

Exam Delivery Status: Available Within 2 weeks of Order


SIL TARGET SELECTION / LOPA

  • Understand common SIL target selection techniques and the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Calculate frequency of an incident using quantitative Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) tech- niques
  • Show how LOPA can used to complement other SIL target selection techniques
  • Demonstrate ability to estimate probability of failure for a layer of protection
  • Calculate required risk reduction using quantitative tolerable risk criteria

Exam Delivery Status: Available Within 2 weeks of Order


Exam Resources

Webinar
PHAx, exSILentia, and SILAlarm Integration View Webinar   
IEC 61511 - Process Hazard Analysis, Engineering Tools View Webinar   
IEC 61511 - LOPA, Engineering Tools View Webinar   

Book

Practical SIL Target Selection Risk Analysis per the IEC 61511 Safety Lifecycle, Heidi Hartmann, Dr. Eric Scharpf & Hal Thomas

SIL VERIFICATION / SIF VERIFICATION

  • Understand architecture constraints and when they apply
  • Explain the concept of SIL Capability
  • Demonstrate ability to calculate simple PFH / PFDavg for a set of equipment
  • Describe the various sources of failure rate data
  • Know when to use “cycle test” data

Exam Delivery Status: Available Now


Exam Resources

Webinar
SIF Verification – Scaling the Three Barriers View Webinar   
Improving Reliability and Safety Performance of Solenoid Valves by Stroke Testing View Webinar   
Meeting Architecture Constraints in SIF Design View Webinar   
FMEDA Results - Using the Best Possible Source of Failure Rate Data View Webinar   
Using B10d Cycle Test Failure Data in SIF Verification - High Demand Only! View Webinar   
Collecting Good Field Failure Data View Webinar   
Understanding FMEDA Results View Webinar   
Accurate Failure Data – Field Calibrated FMEDA Results View Webinar   

Books

ALARM MANAGEMENT

  • How the alarm management lifecycle can be used to create an effective alarm management program
  • How to design an alarm so that it is valid, useful, and effective at preventing an unwanted consequence
  • How to perform alarm rationalization, prioritization, classification, analyze alarm system performance, and resolve common alarm management issues
  • The contents and considerations for creating an effective alarm philosophy document
  • Best practices associated with management of change, alarm system maintenance, alarm suppression, and HMI Design

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CONTROL SYSTEM CYBERSECURITY

  • Understand differences between IT security and control system security
  • Describe how cyber security practices and principles can be applied to safety instrumented systems (SIS)
  • Evaluate cyber security risk
  • Define the key considerations for creating secure SIS architecture

Exam Delivery Status: Available Within 2 weeks of Order


Exam Resources

Webinar
Understand Risk of Cyber Threats to an Industrial Process with a Cyber PHA View Webinar   
Approaches to Cybersecurity Lifecycle for Existing and New Facilities View Webinar   
Lessons Learned From Actual Control System Security Incidents and Assessments View Webinar   
The 7 Things Every Plant Manager Should Know About Control System Security View Webinar   
Introduction to Process Control Cyber Security View Webinar   

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