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Functional safety

Functional safety is the part of the overall safety that depends on a system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs.

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Examples of systems and product that may have to satiesfy IEC 61508 or similar standards:

  • Emergency shut-downs systems
  • Safety valves
  • Crane safe load indicator
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Emergency stopping systems for machinery
  • Variable speed motor drive
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Airbag system

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