Applied Functional Safety Training: 


Steam Boilers - Safety Instrumented Burner Management Systems


aeShield team recognizes that most training classes available in the marketplace are general courses regarding Safety Instrumented System fundamentals.  While this type of training has its place, many end users would greatly benefit from applied functional safety training around unit operations they have at their facilities and / or included in their capital project scope of supply.  As such aeShield is rolling out Unit Operation centric training classes and an associated aeShield Functional Safety Unit Operation Libraries.  By leveraging the power of the award winning aeShield software and unit operation specific libraries, our customers are realizing productivity gains of > 90%.   


Topics Covered


This course provides a thorough overview of a Steam Boiler Burner Management System unit operation and associated process safety related hazards associated based upon a natural gas fired steam boiler and the various modes of operation (e.g., pre-fire, purge, light off, normal operation and post purge).  This course includes Steam Boiler specifics on:


  • Process Hazards Analysis

  • Layer of Protection Analysis

  • Safety Requirements Specification

  • Safety Integrity Level Verification Calculations

  • Cause & Effect Diagrams

  • Proof Test Plans

  • Operations and Maintenance insight in Steam Boiler safety performance

    • Leading Indicators

    • Bypass Research

    • MoC Research

    • Demand Research

    • Test Interval Extension / Deferral


The training course will use a combination of PowerPoint slides and live demo of Steam Boiler Functional Safety deliverable generation using aeShield software.  On day two students will leverage the Steam Boiler Equipment Under Control template in aeShield to develop their own Functional Safety compliance documentation using our patented and award winning aeShield software.


Instructor – Mike Scott – PE, CFSE


Mike Scott is the CEO of aeShield, a software company that specializes in the digitalization of process / functional safety lifecycle solutions.  He has over 32 years of experience associated with fired devices including risk analysis, safety instrumented systems and control systems engineering, where he performed / implemented conceptual design, detailed design, configuration, and startup / commissioning exercises for the process industry.     


  • Licensed Professional Engineer

  • Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE)

  • Voting member of ISA S84 committee

  • Co-Chairman of the ISA S84 Working Group on Burner Management Systems

  • IEC 61511 committee member

  • Granted 7 patents on safety lifecycle tools and implementation

  • ISA Fellow




$1000 – 2 full days of training, payable online

14 CEU Credits


When & Where?


Date: September 21st – 25th, 2020

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Location: Microsoft Teams


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