Safety Solution gets Big Upgrade

Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 12:02 AM gHale

By Gregory Hale
Safety just got a bit safer this week.

That is because safety provider Triconex now has its Safety View software offering for alarm and bypass management certified by TÜV Rheinland to IEC61508 Systematic Capability 3 for use in applications up to Safety Integrity Level 3, Invensys officials said at the ARC Advisory Group World Industry Forum Monday in Orlando, FL.

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“Industry is collaborating more now than ever before,” said Steve Elliott, certified functional safety engineer and director of safety excellence at Invensys Operations Management. “Safety view is an online tool. It helps give context around alarm incidents.”

Triconex Trident and Triconex General Purpose safety instrumented systems now support OPC Universal Architecture for greater communications connectivity.

Safety View will allow for the ability to bypassing safety systems during startup and shutdown, as well as the risks associated with integrating safety systems across different vendor platforms.

Safety View provides the highest levels of safety integrity for critical alarm management applications. The TÜV-certified software solution for alarm and bypass management works in applications up to SIL3, Safety View improves situational awareness and broadens visibility into the risks that come with system startups, shutdowns and other critical process transitions that plant workers must manage. It draws attention to changes in process conditions that require immediate attention, giving operators, maintenance engineers and shift personnel more visibility into the process so they can take actions that reduce risk, optimize total cost of ownership and increase overall asset performance.

In other Triconex news, Invensys also embedded OPC UA communications with its Triconex Trident and Triconex General Purpose safety instrumented systems. OPC UA brings interoperability between systems and streamlines connectivity through open platform architecture and future-proof design. The new communications interface module contains an embedded OPC UA server that supports up to 10 concurrent clients, delivering high performance and secure, reliable communication of real-time data, alarms and historical events.

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