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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2000

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  • Overview of IEC 61508. Design of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 6 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    This article reviews the principal requirements of the IEC 61508 international standard relating to the specification and design of hardware and software in programmable electronic systems intended for use in safety-related applications. View full abstract»

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  • Functional safety in the field of industrial automation. The influence of IEC 61508 on the improvement of safety-related control systems

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 13 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The safety of machinery depends on the correct functioning of its safety-related control equipment. The development of this equipment started with electromechanical devices performing simple interlocking and enabling functions. Meanwhile, it is possible to use programmable electronics such as safety PLCs to implement sophisticated safety functions. The approach to achieve the necessary safety inte... View full abstract»

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  • A process industry view of IEC 61508

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 19 - 23
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    The application of the IEC 61508 standard in the process industry poses some interesting problems. Some of these may be unique to this sector of industry; others may have strong parallels across other parts of industry and require similar consideration. View full abstract»

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  • IEC 61508 - what it doesn't tell you

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 24 - 27
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    Experience has shown that, unless certain work is done in advance, problems are likely to occur when the IEC 61508 standard is applied in a real project context. This article outlines some of the problems that can occur and discusses what you need to do to avoid having difficulties. It outlines the essential steps needed to ensure delivery of a cost-effective implementation and a high level of ris... View full abstract»

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  • Human factors in the design of safety-related systems

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 28 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The performance of operators and maintainers can be affected in a number of ways by the design and implementation of software-based systems. This article outlines relevant requirements within the IEC 61508 standard and the practical steps that can be taken to address human factors during the design process. Outstanding issues are also discussed that are currently being studied to provide relevant ... View full abstract»

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  • Conformity assessment of safety related systems to IEC 61508-the CASS initiative

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 33 - 39
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    Since the mid-1980s, industry has placed increasing reliance on programmable safety-related systems. Both the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have supported a number of research and development programmes within this field to increase awareness, encourage technology transfer, foster the development of methods, tools and conformity assessment sche... View full abstract»

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  • Principles underlying the development of competencies for engineers

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 40 - 43
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    In recent years, the UK Health and Safety Executive, the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the British Computer Society have collaborated in the management of a project to produce a set of competencies for engineers working in the sensitive area of safety-critical or safety-related systems. The resulting document owed much to the existence of the international standard IEC 61508. The develop... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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