IEC 61508-1:1998 Withdrawn

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 1: General requirements (see


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Sets out a generic approach for all safety lifecycle activities for systems comprised of electrical and/or electronic and/or programmable electronic components (electrical / electronic / programmable electronic systems (E/E/PESs)) that are used to perform safety functions. This unified approach has been adopted in order that a rational and consistent technical policy be developed for all electrically-based safety-related systems. Is intended to facilitate the development of application sector standards. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. The contents of the corrigendum of April 1999 have been included in this copy.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date1998-12-15
Available language(s)English, English/French, French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 65/SC 65A - System aspectsrss
ICS13.110 - Safety of machinery
25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
File size1475 KB

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