Bifold Valves Gain Safety Certification

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 12:04 PM gHale


Bifold Fluidpower Ltd. VBP, PPV, and HIPEX Booster Valves gained safety certification per IEC 61508, according to exida officials.

“The IEC 61508 standard requires manufacturers meet requirements for both product safety and the process used to design the product,” said exida Senior Engineer Greg Sauk. “Design quality is the clear objective. “Bifold has demonstrated that its development processes and product characteristics meet the requirements of the IEC 61508 safety standard.” Exida is a functional safety certification company that covers the process industries.

“exida uses the Failure Mode Effect and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) technique to obtain failure data rather than the cycle test method that is not realistic for process safety applications,” said Bifold Production Manager Guy Elliot. “The exida certification provides our customers with the data needed for Safety Instrumented System (SIS) design, along with additional confidence in our design processes and products.”



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