Safety Instrumented Systems

TUV Rheinland to host international safety symposium


Feb 23, 2007

NEWTOWN, CT— Manufacturers, engineers, systems integrators, and safety testing authorities will convene at TÜV Rheinland’s 2nd International Safety Symposium in Galveston, Texas from April 24-25, 2007. 

The symposium provides a forum to learn and exchange expertise about recent developments in product safety and international standards concerning functional safety. Individuals who plan, produce, operate, test and approve plants and safety-related systems are among those invited to attend.

At the two-day event in Texas, international experts will provide an overview of worldwide developments in the functional safety area. Global manufacturers, integrators and end-users of safety-related products will present their insights on assuring functional safety within various application areas.  

Topics at the symposium include:

IEC 615108, Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems

  • Sector specific standards such as IEC  61511 and IEC 62061
  • Software tools for application software development and tests
  • Safety bus systems
  • Safety-oriented product life cycles
  • Examples of applications in process and in the production industry

The second day of the symposium will feature interactive workshops – ranging from the safety of machinery to cyber-security concerns in safety instrumented systems. To view a complete list of presenters and their topics, visit  

The 2nd International Safety Symposium will take place at the Galveston Island Convention Centre at The San Luis Resort in Galveston, Texas. Early Bird registration rates are $600 per person until March 15. After that date, the cost will increase to $750 per person. Attendees may reserve a room at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort at the event’s special rate of $115 per night.

To attend, visit the online registration site at, or contact Virginia Palmer-Skok at or Ms. Veronica Gras at

Additionally, exhibiting opportunities still exist for companies to present their products and services to attendees. Visit to access the online exhibitor registration form. The basic rate is $2,000, which includes two entrance cards.

For more information on the testing and certification services provided by TUV Rheinland of North America, please call 1-TUV-RHEINLAND or visit

TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, a world leader in compliance testing and certification, management system auditing and certification, field evaluation services, and consumer product services. The company serves most industry sectors and markets worldwide. TUV Rheinland of North America is headquartered in Newtown, Conn., and has offices in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto and Mexico. For more information, please visit or call 1-TUV-RHEINLAND (1-888-743-4652).