Instrumented System and Functional Safety

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Instrumented System and Functional Safety

Process Control & Safeguarding

Scheduled Dates

30 Oct - 03 Nov 2023 London - UK $5,950
18 - 22 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
22 - 26 Jul 2024 London - UK $5,950
28 Oct - 01 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

In the process control industry, safeguarding is an important priority, especially when it comes to the installation of safety equipment and systems. Even so, advances in technology (including, but not limited to aspects such as specialized Fieldbus) suggest that plants take a fresh look at their safety systems and have become the driving force for the renewed approach of safeguarding a process control system.

This Instrumented System and Functional Safety training course covers the fundamentals of safety, and the major approaches for assuring system safety for process control, including an integrated and separate systems, Fieldbus solutions, intrinsic safety, functional safety, process control design solutions, SIS, safety alarms and various international standards.

This Instrumented System and Functional Safety training course will highlight:

  • How traditional Fieldbus is inadequate for safety-related controls.
  • Existing safety systems that are ready to be used.
  • The current approach to a safe communication bus.
  • Checks and balances to meet safety requirements and protection.
  • How to share infrastructure between the safety bus and conventional communication channels
  • All aspects of process control, where it is affected by safeguarding.

The specific field of Instrumented Systems and Functional Safety is an area of specialty. It requires a deep understanding of the different types of are expert at passing on this invaluable knowledge. That is why we are very confident of our ability to deliver an extensive training course to appropriate training personnel of your organization that exceeds all of your specific requirements.

Training and development of personnel can be expensive and, on many occasions, does not see a return on investment. We know that the benefits attained by your personnel attending this course will see a return on investment that far exceeds monetary terms. The training course will be intensive and the results will be dynamic. Fundamentally, however, people who attend this do not just attend yet another training course – they learn; and this learning will be instilled into their culture; their work ethos; their values, and used to make a real difference to their commitment to the performance of their role within your organization.

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Instrumented System and Functional Safety training course, you will learn to:

  • Provide an overview of safety systems related to process control systems.
  • Discuss intrinsic and functional safety solutions.
  • Understand Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) and techniques.
  • Consider the appropriate Fieldbus choices that are available.
  • Implement safe design and risk management and consider safety approvals.

Who is this Training Course for?

  • Professionals involved in designing, selecting, specifying, installing, testing, operating and maintaining safety systems for process control.
  • Professionals involved in safeguarding processes control systems of any kind, and
  • Any individual that needs to get to grip with the ever expanding and complex field of safety in the industrial environment.

This Instrumented System and Functional Safety training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Automation Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Consulting Engineers and Process Engineers.
  • Electrical and C&I Engineers, Electricians and Technicians.
  • Installation and Maintenance Technicians.
  • Maintenance Engineers.
  • Production Managers.
  • Supervisors and Process Operators.
  • Project Managers, System Integrators and other professionals who require a better understanding of the subject matter.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Instrumented System and Functional Safety training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This would include, but not be limited to, effective presentations, open discussions, simulations, paper exercises, individual and group exercises, as well as small subject evaluations at the completion of every chapter. Delegates will receive a comprehensive manual, as well as a pdf document containing the presentation slides. Questions are always encouraged.

Pre and Post course assessments will be integrated in this training course with the aim of measuring the following:

  • Delegates’ level of knowledge towards the topics to be discussed in the course.
  • Delegates’ level of professional experience.

Organisational Impact

The organizational impact would be seen over a wide spectrum of important areas, and as this subject matter is intertwined with crucial plant safety, will play a leading role in plant safety. Amongst other things, the organizational impact would include:

  • Having people with comprehensive knowledge on process control, instrumentation and field bus, when it comes to safeguarding applications.
  • Having critical staff fully understand and implement concepts such as reliability, availability, safety and security.
  • The ability to implement numerous options of safety systems (whether they be integrated or separate).
  • Having staff that can adequately address the matter of Functional Safety, and
  • Having staff that can make valuable input pertaining to Operator intervention, emergency safety and safety approvals.

Personal Impact

Participants will gain knowledge and learn to apply themselves fully, in matters pertaining to process control and safeguarding. Such skills and knowledge should result in better career prospects within the organization and will play a meaningful role in their abilities to be leaders in their field of expertise.

Personal impact of this Instrumented System and Functional Safety  training course would include:

  • Building up their levels of confidence in process control and safeguarding.
  • Communicating effectively with their peers, about the subject matter.
  • Understanding and enhancing their subject knowledge about safeguarding principles, solutions, security, etc.
  • Having the ability to make a positive contribution in group discussions and company safety strategy.
  • Priming themselves to eventually become an expert in such control and safeguarding matters, and
  • Having the ability to show their organization that they are, indeed, a valuable team member, and that they can be further developed for senior roles, where necessary.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Overview of Process Control, Instrumentation and Fieldbus

  • Process control systems
  • Control algorithms and the PID controller
  • Intelligent (Smart) sensors and transmitters
  • Valves and actuators
  • Fieldbus systems
  • Foundation Fieldbus
  • Profibus (PA)

Day Two: Dependability Concepts, Safe Design, Failures and Standards

  • Dependability concepts
  • Safety systems in process control and safe design
  • Device-, communication-, and control failures
  • Failure modes
  • Error detection and avoidance mechanisms
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Risk management
  • Risk Analysis
    • Hazard and Risk Management
    • Risk and Tolerable Risk
    • Risk Reduction
    • HAZOP and HAZOP implementation using PHA software
  • Safety standards. Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

Day Three: Dependability Concepts, Safe Design, Failures and Standards

  • Fieldbus safety solutions (with specific reference to intrinsic safety)
  • Implementation options (specifically considering integrated and separate systems)
  • The various benefits of the implementation options
  • Safety with Foundation Fieldbus
  • Safety with Profibus PA
  • Safety with PROFIsafe
  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

Day Four: Functional Safety, and SIS Aspects

  • Functional Safety process control safety solutions
  • Achieving target SILs
  • Safe control system design
  • Safety-related controls
  • Safety control loops
  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • SIS protocol
  • SIS States and Failure
  • SIS Failure classification
  • SIS function blocks
  • SIS diagnostics

Day Five: Testing, Intervention and Analysis

  • Testing
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Event tree analysis
  • Process alarms
  • Operator intervention
  • Safety approvals
  • Economic analysis


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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