Introduction to SIS | AIChE

Introduction to SIS

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:45pm CDT
In-Person / Local
The Engineering Center
4359 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States


Paul Gruhn is the Global Functional Safety Consultant with aeSolutions in Houston, Texas. Paul is an ISA (International Society of Automation) Fellow, a member of the ISA 84 standard committee (on safety instrumented systems), the developer and instructor of ISA courses on safety systems, the author of two ISA textbooks, two chapters in other books, and over two dozen published articles, and the developer of the first commercial safety system software modeling program. Paul has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE), and an ISA 84 Expert.


An Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems

·        What is a safety instrumented system and where are they used?

·        Industry accidents and resulting legislation around the world

·        Applicable guidelines, recommended practices and standards

·        The safety life cycle

·        Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)

·        Failure modes

·        The real impact of redundancy (single, dual, triple)

·        Safety requirements specification

·        What it takes to design SIL 1, 2 & 3 safety function

5:45-6:15 pm - Registration
6:15-7:00 pm - Dinner
7:00-8:00 pm - Presentation

Dinner: Braised BBQ Brisket, Hunters Chicken, Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes, Oven Roasted Vegetable Medley, Assorted Rolls and Coffee/Tea service and Desert.

Cost: Members $20, Non-members $25, Students $10

RSVP: Bob Gale by Monday, 3/7/16 @ 4:00 p.m.