An engineer's guide to industrial safety, focusing on the hardware and software aspects of high-reliability safety systems, safety instrumentation, shutdown systems, hazard studies and risk assessment. It guides readers through the planning, design, implementation and maintenance of safety systems. it provides the knowledge needed to prevent the devastation that can be caused by safety failures in today's high-tech computer controlled industrial environments.
1. Introduction -- 2. Hazards and risk reduction -- 3. Hazard studies -- 4. Safety requirements specifications -- 5. Technology choices and the conceptual design stage -- 6. Basic reliability analysis applied to safety systems -- 7. Safety in field instruments and devices -- 8. Engineering the safety system: hardware -- 9. Engineering the application software -- 10. Overall planning: IEC phases 6, 7 and 8 -- 11. Installation and commissioning (IEC phase 12) -- 12. Validation, operations and management of change (IEC phases 13, 14 and 15) -- 13. Justification for a safety instrumented system.