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Exida publishes Safety Equipment Reliablity Handbook - 4th Edition

July 29, 2015 – exida released their Safety Equipment Reliability Handbook (SERH) – 4th Edition, a hard copy of the SERH database with a vast amount of equipment item reliability data.

The SERH database provides a collection of failure rate data that is applicable for use in Safety Instrumented System (SIS) conceptual design verification in the process industry.

“The number of equipment items with realistic failure rate data has increased tremendously in the 12 years since the first edition was published,” says Rachel Amkreutz, SERH project manager. “The SERH remains the ultimate reference source for any safety engineer involved in Conceptual Design and Safety Integrity Level verification. Users of the information can trust that the data represented has been reviewed in detail and judged applicable for use to evaluate equipment items in Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) applications.”

 “Having a single source of failure rate data, easy to implement by users in their SIL verification calculations, will improve effectiveness and consistency,” says Joe Scalia, ARC Advisory Group. “With the SERH, the amount of time needed to research individual products and determine the applicability of the data to Safety Instrumented Systems in the process industry, virtually drops to zero.”