Monthly Archives: February 2013

Safety Integrity Level (SIL) IEC 61508 / IEC 61511 for Process Industries Seminar in April 2013

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CeesThe seminar session will focus on the establishment of the appropriate SIL (Safety Integrity Levels) and the subsequent selection of functional safety applications as established by and described in Safety Integrity Level procedures in accordance with SIL IEC-61508/61511 guidelines.

It will be the first time Phoenix Contact S.E.A. is organizing a 6 hour hands-on workshop that will introduce the purpose and application principles for implementing Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) in process safeguarding systems.

This in depth and insightful discussion will be hosted by Mr. Cees Rienstra, an expert in SIL applications, and industry consultant, retired from Royal Dutch Shell Holland.

Who will benefit from this session?                                                                                 

Process-Engineering, Design/Engineering and Operations/Maintenance professionals


09th April 2013, Tuesday in Indonesia

11th & 12th April 2013, Thursday & Friday in Singapore

16th April 2013, Tuesday in Malaysia

If you are interested or wish to find out more information, please contact us through the comments section and we will get back to you.


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Christmas Boots Contest Results

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In December/Jan, there was a Christmas Boots Contest for our readers to win a Polaroid Camera!  The winner has been chosen – read on to find out who.

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How many boots are there in the picture?

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