Functional Safety and Safety Systems

Functional Safety

Specialist Functional Safety expertise is provided through Cetix who employ TÜV Functional Safety Professionals in accordance with IEC 61508:1998 and IEC 61511:2003 in the Process Industries for Safety Instrumented Systems. We can therefore provide a wealth of services including:-

  • Feasibility Studies
  • FEED Studies
  • Conceptual Designs
  • User Requirement Specifications
  • Functional Requirements
  • Detailed Control & Safety System Design
  • Implementation Strategy and Planning
  • Risk Assessments
  • Site and Offshore Work-Pack Preparation
  • Installation Management
  • System Commissioning
  • Close Out and As Built Documentation
  • Long Term System Support
  • Project Lifecycle Support & Obsolescence Studies

Front End Engineering Design

Cetix can offer Front End Engineering Design and Consultancy Services for Control, Automation and Instrumentation projects. This can include PLC, SCADA, ESD, F&G, Communications and Instrumentation aspects.

ESD/F&G Safety Systems

In response to these standards Cetix has developed a unique Application Software Autotest Product.

Systems have been supplied with dedicated SCADA workstations or integrated with other SCADA/DCS systems. Many have utilised TMR technology, which Cetix UK pioneered in the UK offshore oil and gas market.  Other systems have been provided using hardwired technology and Simplex / Duplex PLCs such as Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, GE Fanuc and Siemens.

Solutions up to SIL 3 can be provided.

Cetix has experience of designing safety systems in accordance with IEC 61508 and incorporated a similar philosophy several years before the publication of the standard/guidelines.  Examples include a TMR system for Emergency Shutdown, Fire and Gas Detection application for the Nexen Scott Platform and a similar TMR solution for the Texaco Mariner platform, which was in fact a SIL3 system.  We are ideally positioned to also provide an independent certifying service for any IEC 61508 compliant systems supplied by third parties.

Cetix can provide a ‘one stop shop’ for all your automation requirements.