Counterfeit exida safety certifications discovered

Counterfeit exida safety certifications discovered

March 3, 2011 - Exida has discovered counterfeit certificates claiming exida certification to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capability of IEC 61508.

Safety practitioners are advised to consult the Safety Automation Equipment List (SAEL) at www.sael-online.com to verify certification validity. The SAEL is a comprehensive directory of safety certified equipment assessed by accredited certification bodies such as exida, TÜV Rh., TÜV Süd, and TÜV Nord.

Authentic certification helps process manufacturers design and implement safety instrumented systems that comply with the IEC 61511/ISA 84 functional safety standard (as required by law in some areas of the world).

Additionally, authentic certification indicates that the product hardware and software design, the safety manual, as well as the processes used for development, testing, and quality control, comply with the requirements of the IEC 61508 international standard.

About exida:
exida is a certification and knowledge company specializing in safety critical / high availability automation systems and control system security. exida has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. exida's main offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany. exida has worldwide operations with service centers in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, and New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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