V2N3–Introducing ISO 13849–1, Reliability of Safety Related Parts of Control Systems

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Introducing ISO 13849–1 2006

This show, dis­cussing ISO 13849–1, was record­ed live at the 2007 CSA/RIA Robot­ic Safe­ty Con­fer­ence in Toron­to, Ontario in March 2007. If you need more cur­rent infor­ma­tion, see the series of posts on this top­ic on our blog:

If you need some help with func­tion­al safe­ty, see our func­tion­al safe­ty con­sult­ing ser­vices.

We offer a course to help you get start­ed using ISO 13849. See the course curriculum.

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Doug dis­cuss­es the basic ele­ments of the 2006 edi­tion of ISO 13849–1 dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion giv­en dur­ing the 2007 CSA/RIA Robot­ic Safe­ty Con­fer­ence in Toron­to, Ontario. The pre­sen­ta­tion intro­duces Per­for­mance Lev­els (PL and PLr), Diag­nos­tic Cov­er­age (DC) and Com­mon Cause Fail­ures (CCF). Learn the mean­ing of MTTFd, B10 and B10d and their sig­nif­i­cance in the design of safe­ty sys­tems for machinery.

This show runs 50:22.

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In our next episode, we’ll be talk­ing about laser safe­ty with John­ny Jones of Laser Pro­fes­sion­als Inc. (now Kentek)