ABB Earns Safety Certification in Mexico

Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 02:02 PM gHale

ABB’s Safety Execution Center in San Luis Potosi, and Mexico City, Mexico garnered TÜV certification as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System for delivery and implementation of safety system projects in accordance to international standards.

These standards include IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 for integration and implementation of safety instrumented systems.

Thirteen of ABB’s Safety Execution Centers gained certification by TÜV Rheinland, which focuses on the assessment and certification of organizations and products to safety standards. Ten more SECs are currently working toward TÜV certification.

In Mexico, ABB’s Oil and Gas business has implemented safety systems for emergency shutdown and Mitigation of Fire and Gas, primarily in refineries, marine terminals, drilling rigs and production for Cantarell field and KU-MALOOB-ZAAP in the Campeche Sond. Interlock Systems also went into ethylene oxide plants; the largest installed base is in the Cadereyta refinery with 20 emergency shutdown systems and 20 systems for Fire and Gas.

TÜV certification recognizes that ABB’s functional safety management system complies with international standards and best practices for its products, engineering and project teams and installation methods. It meets all relevant sections of international standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 for integration and implementation of safety instrumented systems, including system configuration, application programming, test and front end safety consulting for specific industrial safety applications.

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