Safety system software
By Mary Del
To address the challenge of designing safety systems, ACM Facility Safety has introduced SafeGuard Profiler software, a design and analysis tool that speeds and simplifies safety system engineering and design. SafeGuard Profiler is a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) life cycle tool that gives process automation professionals the information and the power they need to conduct successful engineering failure analysis, SIL Determination, SIL Verification/Validation (SIL-V), SIL Optimization and other related tasks. The software provides a two-pronged approach to analysis of safety systems and processes, using a LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis) module and a SIL-V software module for designing and evaluating SIL-rated systems. The two modules work together to help improve and maintain process plant applications at all stages of development. The LOPA module provides Bowtie visualization, which helps users graphically visualize an often complex analysis process rather than sifting through pages of spreadsheets and data tables. The Bowtie lets process automation professionals see how causes and consequences of hazardous events are connected in ways that traditional methods might miss.