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Safety Systems Resource Center


White Papers: In Depth Research

  • An Introduction to ISA TR84.00.07

    Author: Paul Gruhn, Rockwell Automation

    SIL Ratings for Fire and Gas System Hardware

  • Effective Compliance with IEC 61508 When Selecting Solenoid Valves for Safety Systems

    Author: Asco Pneumatics/Emerson Process Management

    Regulatory modifications in 2010 have raised important issues in design and use of industrial safety systems. Certain changes in IEC 61508, now being widely implemented, mean that designers and users who desire full compliance must give new consideration t

  • Rocky Relationship Between Safety and Security

    Author: ABB

    This paper will discuss the methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the BPCS DO NOT compromise Functional Independence and define best practices to secure an industrial system and in particular safety systems in this integ

  • When to Use Multi-Function Safety Relays

    Author: Lenny Filipkowski, AutomationDirect

    Often the Best Choice for Applications Where SingleFunction Relays Aren’t Capable Enough and a Safety-Rated PLC is Overkill