Functional safety

Plant Owner / Operator

SILMETRIC ® provides support for plant owner/operators, such as performing HAZOPs or Layer of Protection Analyses (LOPA), machine risk assessments, writing safety requirements specifications and functional safety management (FSM) procedures. Assistance with improvement actions raised by regulatory bodies is sometimes asked for, as is also advice on procurement of systems or assistance with auditing suppliers.

Operations and maintenance procedures, particularly in regard to periodic testing methods and intervals for safety-instrumented systems is a key area that SILMETRIC can advise about.

The subject of ‘legacy systems’ (i.e., systems installed prior to publication of the current functional safety standards) is an area that many end-users have difficulty with. SILMETRIC can provide knowledgeable and independent advice on whether actions are required to bridge any gaps in terms of compliance and technology state-of-the-art.

Through our network of Associates or via our membership of various industry associations, we can generally find an answer to the most unusual problems with safety systems.

Please also see our training courses that are relevant to owner/operators of safety systems:

Or, to discuss your consultancy requirements, please contact us.