Functional safety is a concept applicable across all industry sectors. It is fundamental to the enabling of complex technology used for safety-related systems. It provides the assurance that the safety-related systems will offer the necessary risk reduction required to achieve safety for the equipment.
The oil and gas industry, nuclear plants and the machinery sector, to name but a few, all rely heavily on functional safety to achieve safety for the equipment giving rise to the hazards.
The standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 define four different levels which describe the measures for ensuring risk reduction capability of components. These four safety levels are the so-called Safety Integrity Level (SIL).
Continental Disc Corporation’s entire line of HPX rupture discs have been assessed by Intertek Consulting Services per the requirements of IEC 61511 and determined to have an equivalent SIL rating of 4. Our Burst Disc Indicator products, BDI and BDI-FLX, have also been assessed per IEC 61508 with an equivalent SIL rating of 4.
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