Many different disciplines need to be on the same page in order to capture the essence of functional safety standards. Process safety folks create the foundation, instrument and controls engineers build the safety systems, and operations and maintenance personnel maintain it. All groups are using their own tools and many times, these tools do not effectively transfer the data required for a maintenance technician to understand the risk associated with an individual device.
With over 20 years of process safety lifecycle consulting experience, aeSolutions has developed an extensive library to help companies hit the ground running with aeShield®. The library supports the entire lifecycle and includes templates for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Calculations, Safety Requirements Specification (SRS), and functional test plans. Using the aeShield® Quick Start Library as a springboard for development of your own project, site or even corporate library, users can quickly and efficiently begin executing work. This results in significant savings of both time and money compared to building it from scratch.
In summary, the 1-2-3 punch of a consolidated toolkit, single source of truth for data under revision control, and “templatization” will produce substantial saving as opposed to the tradition approach. Depending on your copy-factor (similarity between protection layers and equipment under control), you WILL reduce man-hours, drive consistency, and ensure functional safety regarding your capital project.
View the various software features of aeShield and aeFacilitator by license level in this informative table.