Automation & Process Control

Safety Instrument Systems (SIS) and their Use in Functional Safety

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £715.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the basic concepts of functional safety standards and their implication in industry.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to prepare and carry out verification test and apply data retrieved where applicable.

Course Content

  • Use of Process Haazard Analysis to reduce risk in Processing Hydrocarbons using ABCOL Plant V1400 Separator as a live exercise
  • Conduct a Hazard & Operability Analysis (HAZOP) and a Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) to determine whether the SIS installed meets the standard required
  • Investigate the risk reduction factor used on V1400 Separator on ABCOL Plant
  • Carry out function and proof testing Safety Instrument Function (SIF) loops on a live Delta V SIS


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and hardhat.

Further Information

This course exclusively uses ASET’s market leading live and fully integrated ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform, allowing the delegates a hands on experience on a live replicated offshore process plant.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Instrument/electrical/process technicians and engineers who require a basic understanding of functional safety covered by IEC61508 and IEC61511, and the use of Safety Instrument Systems to achieve improved functional safety. 


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