Micropack to Host exida Functional Safety Expert Training Courses

Micropack to Host exida Functional Safety Expert Training Courses

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It is our pleasure to announce that we will be hosting a range of exida FSE courses at our global HQ in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Micropack and exida have long standing partnership, working together to develop and deliver the Fire and Gas Practitioner training programme. 

The following FSE courses will be delivered at Micropack as detailed below:


FSE 100 - Functional Safety Analysis, Design, and Operation


Course Date - 8th – 12th October 2018 (exam 12th optional)
Location - Micropack (Engineering) Ltd, Fire Training Centre, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4RR

Course Description:

Looking to become a CFSE or CFSP?  This is the course you'll need to pass the exam!

Also known as FSE 100, this course provides an overview of process industry safety engineering from the point of view of the Risk Analyst, Process Safety Coordinator, and Control Systems Design Engineer.
It delivers a complete overview of the functional safety lifecycle. The course reviews Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Consequence Analysis, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Target Selection, Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) generation, failure rates, device and system reliability, SIF verification, SIF detailed design and Operations requirements.
This course forms a broad review in preparation for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and Certified Functional Safety Professional (CFSP) process industry application engineering exams.

Course Topics

FSE 101 (Days 1 & 2)

  • Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems

  • Principles of Risk Management

  • The Safety Lifecycle

  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

  • Consequence Analysis

  • Likelihood Analysis

  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

  • Tolerable Risk

  • SIL Target Selection

  • Safety Requirements Specification (SRS)

FSE 102 (Days 3 & 4)

  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) failure

  • From failure rate to SIL

  • Single devices to system

  • Redundant Architectures

  • Requirements to SIF

  • SIF Design and Verification in the Safety Lifecycle

  • SIF Detail Design

  • Operations

Who Should Attend:

  • Process Safety engineer

  • Control engineer

  • Reliability engineer

  • Engineering/Operations management

  • Plant risk analysts

  • Loss prevention professionals

  • CFSE and CFSP Process Application candidates

Pre-Register for FSE 100 - IEC 61511: Functional Safety Analysis, Design, and Operation.


FSE 104 - Applying IEC 61511 to Burner Management Systems (BMS) Course

Course Date - 4th – 5th October 2018 (exam 12th optional)
Location - Micropack (Engineering) Ltd, Fire Training Centre, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4RR

Course Description:

This course provides an overview on how to implement a performance based Burner Management System (BMS) and move away from the constraints of a prescription based standard for safety function design, especially when waste fuels are introduced into boilers or process heaters. The IEC 61511 standard is the functional safety standard specific to the Process Industry sector. This standard introduces a safety lifecycle concept which is a structured engineering process to ensure functional safety is achieved in a plant. The standard also focuses on evaluation of process risk and required risk reduction, if necessary. The safety lifecycle approach to BMS will address any deficiencies in design, testing, documentation, maintenance or modification requirements.

Skills You Will Learn:

  • Understand the need for a IEC 61511 compliant BMS

  • Understand the hazards of combustion

  • Understand risk reduction for the combustion hazards

  • Develop an understanding of NFPA, ISA and IEC standards and their requirements for BMS

  • Identify Safeguards and Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) for combustion systems

  • Practical Implementation of an IEC 61511 compliant BMS safety system

Course Topics:

  • Purpose of Burner Management Systems

  • Overview of combustion equipment

  • Causes of Furnace explosions

  • BMS Operations Sequencing

  • Combustion Hazards and associated Risk Reduction

  • BMS and related standards

  • IEC 61511 and the Safety Lifecycle

  • Safety Requirements Specifications (SRS)

  • BMS Documentation Requirements

  • BMS Testing Requirements

  • BMS Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Who Should Attend:

  • Instrumentation Engineers

  • Instrumentation Technicians

  • Safety Instrumented Systems Engineers

  • Process Safety Engineers

  • Process Control Engineers

  • Reliability Engineers

  • Maintenance Engineers

  • Project Engineers

  • Managers of the above disciplines

Pre-Register for FSE 104 - Applying IEC 61511 to Burner Management Systems


FSE 144 - IEC 61511: Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Course

Course Date - 15th – 16th October 2018 
Location - Micropack (Engineering) Ltd, Fire Training Centre, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4RR

Course Description:

In this course, the student develops an understanding of the requirements for operations and maintenance in IEC 61511. You will also understand the importance in the functional safety lifecycle and how good and bad maintenance impacts the performance of the SIS and its SIFs.

Course Syllabus

Develop basic back end safety lifecycle skills to:

  • Understand the operations and maintenance requirements for the SIS and its SIFs

  • Follow useful life of devices, replacing when expired

  • Performing proof testing on time

  • adhering to Mean Time To Restore (MTTR)

  • Introduction, purpose and concepts of the Safety Instrumented SystemsRoles and Responsibilities

  • Competency matrix

  • Understanding how Useful Life affects SIL and SIF performance

  • Understanding the importance of Mission Time

  • Performing periodic SIF performance assessments

  • Phases of the safety lifecycle overview

  • (IEC 61511 primary focus, with references to IEC 61508

  • SRS maintenance

  • Ensuring the SRS is updated after any approved changes

  • anagement of Change and mechanical integrity

  • Undertaking on-line or off-line maintenance

  • Equipment replacement

  • Routine calibration, inspection

  • Periodic Personnel Assessments

  • Personnel competency

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance and Instrument Technicians

  • Engineering and operations management

Pre-Register for FSE144 – IEC 61511: Operations & Maintenance



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