Calgary and Burlington offices first in Canada to implement TÜV certified Functional Safety Management System for design, engineering and delivery of Safety Instrumented Systems
Calgary, Canada, January 7, 2015 – ABB announced today that its operations in Canada have been certified by TÜV SÜD as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) for the design and engineering of safety instrumented system (SIS) projects in accordance with industry good practice safety standards. These standards include IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 for the integration and implementation of safety instrumented systems.
TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading accredited specialists in the assessment and certification of organizations and products to international safety standards, with the mission to protect people, the environment and property against technology-related risks.
The TÜV FSMS certification, the first awarded to a center based in Canada, recognizes that ABB’s functional safety management system complies with international safety standards and good practices for its SIL 3 capable products, engineering and project teams, and delivery processes. It meets all relevant sections of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 safety standards for integration and implementation of SIS, including system configuration, application programming, testing, verification, validation and management for process industries safety applications.
“This certification underscores ABB’s dedication to excellence in providing our customers with safety solutions, products and services that they need to implement to protect their most critical assets: their people, the environment, the surrounding community, and the process,” said Marcus Toffolo, Vice President Chemical, Oil & Gas from ABB’s Safety Execution Center in Canada. “The need for local reliable engineering resources and quality safety automation solutions has grown exponentially over the past few years. The depth and scope of our regulatory, technical and project execution knowledge here in Canada, as well as in other parts of the world, provides our customers with the trusted expertise they need to meet or exceed industry requirements and achieve their process safety goals.”
ABB has more certified safety execution centers than any other supplier in the industry, providing individual accreditation (either TÜV Rheinland or TÜV SÜD) for in-country implementation of a SIL 3 capable Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) covering delivery, engineering, operations and maintenance of SIS. ABB’s proven methodology for delivering safety instrumented systems meets the requirements of current safety standards and good practices, and ensures consistent, flawless execution of these projects all over the world.
The centers also provide access to local safety standard experts and technology experts. Globally, ABB has more than 700 TÜV, CFSE-certified and ABB technology-certified safety engineers.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.