exida certifies Rosemount 3051S pressure transmitter to SIL3 | Automation.com

exida certifies Rosemount 3051S pressure transmitter to SIL3

September 14, 2010 - exida certified the product reliability and the design and engineering processes for the Rosemount 3051S pressure transmitter with advanced HART diagnostics as Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508.

“Emerson Process Management has demonstrated that its product design and development processes for the Rosemount 3051S pressure transmitter with advanced diagnostics meets the requirements of the IEC 61508 safety standard,” says exida principal partner Dr. William Goble. “The end result of having equipment with a low failure rate and high diagnostic coverage is not just improved safety, but also lower downtime.”

exida performed a Failure Mode Effect and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA), a structured, quantitative analysis which predicts failure rates, modes, and diagnostic coverage and their effects on system operation. The FMEDA results provide SIS designers with the detailed reliability data required for SIL Verification compliant with IEC 61511.

“Their analysis documents the device’s exceptional safety integrity,” says Bill Zhou Rosemount Product Marketing. “Combining a high safe failure fraction (> 96%) with broad diagnostic coverage and the ability to detect process / installation issues such as plugged impulse lines increases proof test intervals and reduces total cost of ownership.”

About Emerson Process Management:
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite.

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