ABB's Safety Execution Center receives TÜV certification

January 19, 2010 – ABB announced that its Safety Execution Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been certified by TÜV as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) for delivery and implementation of safety system projects in accordance to international industry standards.

TÜV Rheinland is the leading world’s specialists in the assessment and certification of organizations and products to safety standards.

The TÜV certification, the first awarded in Latin America, recognizes that ABB’s functional safety management system complies with international standards and best practices for its products, engineering and project teams and installation methods. It meets all relevant sections of international standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 for integration and implementation of safety instrumented system (SIS), including system configuration, application programming, test and front end safety consulting for specific industrial safety applications.

“This certificate underscores ABB’s dedication to excellence in providing our customers with safety solutions, products and services that they need to protect their most critical assets: their people, the environment, the surrounding community, and the process,” said Guillermo Leanza, Manager of ABB’s Safety Execution Center in Argentina. “Our customers want to ensure that the safety of the plant and integrity of the process are never compromised; the implementation of certified safety solutions and services that meet or exceed industry requirements is crucial to their success. We work closely with our customers to help them achieve this goal.”

ABB has been at the forefront of safety system development and delivery since 1979, when it commissioned the first emergency shut down system on the Statfjord B offshore oil platform in the North Sea. ABB commemorated its 30 years of extensive safety experience in 2009; these solutions have protected literally generations of personnel and processes.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.
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