June 2004

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HP Integration Strategies: Look for enhanced process safety functions

Since the publication of the IEC 61508 safety standard and, more recently, the IEC 61511 standard for process safety, interest in rigorous safety analysis and applying certified safety instrumented sy..

Ghosh, A., HP Editorial Staff

Since the publication of the IEC 61508 safety standard and, more recently, the IEC 61511 standard for process safety, interest in rigorous safety analysis and applying certified safety instrumented systems (SISs) has increased considerably among the user community. As users are becoming more knowledgeable about safety issues, they are increasingly focusing on overall safety. Users want their safety systems to satisfy their needs more cost-effectively through closer integration of safety with control systems. They are looking for a flexible architecture with more scalability. Users are also looking for increased functionality for modifying alarm limits based on process conditions and or

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