The Machinery Safety Applications program applies to personnel involved in the implementation of safety-related systems in Machinery Applications.
This exam is for the Process Safety Engineer, Process Engineer, Control Engineer, Control Engineer, Maintenance / Instrumentation Technician, Project Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Machinery Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Engineering/Operations Management Operator.
The CFSE Advisory Board, in conjunction with industry experts, determines curricula based on the competencies required by international standards and industry best practice. As industries evolve through the application of improved or different technology, the Advisory Board reserves the right to revise curricula to reflect these changes.
The CFSE Advisory Board highly recommends that you study at least 40-50 self-study hours for preparation of the CFSE/CFSP exam.
Questions related to configuration of Management, Functional Safety Management, and Safety Architecture may be asked. These are all areas that must be understood by both hardware and software engineers to avoid safety design errors. Engineers should have a good understanding of diagnostic techniques that often require a combination of hardware and software.
The curriculum for this program consists of general knowledge plus the knowledge in the applicable field of expertise:
General requirements of IEC61508 and IEC62061
Other relevant international standards (i.e., EN ISO 12100, EN13849)
Common terms and definitions
Safety Lifecycle concepts and objectives
Fault consideration and tolerance
Safety, availability, and reliability relationships
Requirements for Management of Functional Safety
General documentation requirement
Change control requirements
Approval requirements, independence of approval
Achieving Machine Safety
Hazard identification, analysis and risk assessment concepts and procedures (EN1050)
Safety function and protective measure identification, selection, and development
Safety Requirements Specification requirements
Typical failure modes of equipment used in SIS
Wearout mechanisms of equipment used in SIS
SIL (and category) verification concepts and procedures
Understanding of different calculation methods and limitations
Understanding of failure rate data and limitations
Understanding of periodic test procedures and effectiveness