PDS Data Handbook
The “PDS Data Handbook” is the ideal companion when doing reliability analysis of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). The reliability data in the handbook are well suited for SIL analyses according to IEC 61508 and IEC 61511.

Data dossiers for field devices (detectors, transmitters, valves, etc.) and control logic (electronics) are presented. The dossiers are based on various sources, such as OREDA, RNNP (Risk level in the Norwegian Petroleum industry), data from operational reviews, vendor data as well as additional expert judgements. The handbook also gives a short review of the PDS method.

The following main updates have been included in the 2013 edition of the PDS Data Handbook:

  • Drilling related equipment have been included
  • New topside equipment have been added
  • Additonal and more recednt data for most of the equipment have been incorporated

An electronic version (in PDF-format) of selected pages from the "PDS Data Handbook" (2010 version) can be viewed here.

Published January 1, 2017


Norwegian centre of force for developing Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in the petroleum industry