IEC 61508-6:2010 

Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 6: Guidelines on the application of IEC 61508-2 and IEC 61508-3 (see Functional Safety and IEC 61508)

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Abstract

IEC 61508-6:2010 contains information and guidelines on IEC 61508-2 and IEC 61508 3. Annex A gives a brief overview of the requirements of IEC 61508-2 and IEC 61508-3 and sets out the functional steps in their application. Annex B gives an example technique for calculating the probabilities of hardware failure and should be read in conjunction with 7.4.3 and Annex C of IEC 61508-2 and Annex D. Annex C gives a worked example of calculating diagnostic coverage and should be read in conjunction with Annex C of IEC 61508-2. Annex D gives a methodology for quantifying the effect of hardware-related common cause failures on the probability of failure. Annex E gives worked examples of the application of the software safety integrity tables specified in Annex A of IEC 61508-3 for safety integrity levels 2 and 3. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1998. This edition constitutes a technical revision. It has been subject to a thorough review and incorporates many comments received at the various revision stages.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2010-04-30
Edition2.0
Available language(s)English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 65/SC 65A - System aspectsrss
ICS25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
Stability date  2018
Pages237
File size2947 KB

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