Can functional safety improve your safety case?

Date: 05 December 2017
Location: Singapore
Description: Evening meeting in Singapore with presentation by Dr Issam Mukhtar (Schneider Electric). Organised by IChemE’s Safety and Loss Prevention Special Interest Group. This event is free to all.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: National University of Singapore
E4-04-02, Engineering Block E4, Level 4
21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
Singapore 119077

The safety case should demonstrate the adequacy of measures the operator will implement to control risks associated with major incidents that may occur. The safety control measures that governed by IEC61511 plays an important role to prevent and mitigate the risk. As part of the safety control measures, functional safety refers to the use of instrumented systems to implement safety functions to achieve risk reduction. Hence, control & instrumentation technical aspects in safety case, is a key elements to be considered by MHIs. IEC61511 is recognised as best practice pertaining to Functional Safety and since the release of IEC61511 edition 2 in 2016. Cyber security assessment will also be discussed and its importance as part of the risk assessment to eliminate catastrophic consequences caused by cyber-attacks.



18:30 – 19:00   Registrations & Networking over refreshments
19:00 – 19:05   Introduction to IChemE and S&LP by Priscilla Tan,
  Chair of local IChemE’s S&LP
19:05 – 19:50   Presentation by Dr Issam Mukhtar from Scheider Electric
19:50 – 20:00   Question & answer and discussions


issam-mukhtarDr Issam Mukhtar is a Senior Functional Safety Expert in Schneider Electric, with 18 years of experience in functional safety. He is a certified TUV Functional Safety Expert since 2006, expert in Process Functional Safety and related IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards for Safety Instrumented System Design and Implementation. He is also a trainer for TUV Functional Safety Course, a member of the Australian IEC 61508 and IEC61511 standard working group and have more than 30 years’ experience in Instrumentation and Control Systems. He provides consulting services in design, evaluation and assessment of safety instrumented systems and critical control.

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