We begin with a definition of safety – This is the freedom from unacceptable risk of physical injury or of damage to the health of people, either directly or indirectly as a result of damage to property or to the environment.
Functional safety is part of the overall safety that depends on a system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs. For example, an over-temperature protection device, using a thermal sensor in the windings of an electric motor to de-energise the motor before they can overheat, is an instance of functional safety. But providing specialized insulation to withstand high temperatures is not an instance of functional safety (although it is still an instance of safety and could protect against exactly the same hazard). Neither safety nor functional safety can be determined without considering the systems as a whole and the environment with which they interact. [Source – This text contains extracts from the IEC Functional Safety Zone http://www.iec.ch/zone/fsafety/fsafety_entry.htm.]
Designing products that meets Functional Safety
At Prodigy, we understand the obvious risks associated with failure, safety requirements of each application are unique. Prodigy’s domain expertise in Functional Safety ensures thorough analysis of the given requirement and identifying the cases of vulnerability, suggesting required level of redundancy in hardware and processing capacity needed for fault tolerance techniques. We provide the best solution to meet or exceed the mandatory set by the relevant standards yet at low cost.
Prodigy’s modular safety controller products for safety solutions are high reliable and tightly controlled. The modules are tested for reliability to withstand harsh environment as per the European Functional Safety Standards. With the tested and trusted rich set of software modules, the safety controller modules are software configurable, expandable, easy-to-commission that can be efficiently adapted to a variety of safety applications for small- to large-sized applications.
Process monitoring in Nuclear Power Installations.
Prodigy is familiar with the framework, definitions, systems, hardware, software requirements and provides complete solution from concept to end product for EN954, IEC61508/61511, IEC 987, IEC60880 standards and dedicated guidelines