Wednesday 29 May 2013

Certified in Functional Safety Management

MTL is now certified as a Functional Safety Management (FSM) Company. The International standard IEC 61508:2010 mandates that everyone involved in the safety systems lifecycle must demonstrate Functional Safety Management.

Assessed through an external certifying body (SIRA) which is audited by an accredited national body (UKAS), MTL demonstrates its competence to design and market products in accordance to the standard. This gives customers confidence and assurance of quality process management when using MTL products in safety instrumented systems (SIS) without the need for further verification of documentation.

MTL’s FSM is certified to cover a range of Signal interfaces, IS barriers, Isolators, Fieldbus Instruments, Alarm systems, Communication devices and Instrument Power Supplies. MTL continues to expand their FSM product offering with the latest additions to include the MTL4500 and MTL5500 series Isolators, which can now be now used in functional safety applications. Alongside this, the previously introduced MTL4850 Hart Multiplexer can now be used for connection to instrument loops performing safety functions up to and including Safety Integrity Level SIL3.

MTL currently shares its knowledge and expertise on hazardous areas and the relevant standards with its ATEX and Flammable Facts pocket posters. Following this accreditation MTL complements this with a Functional Safety poster which provides detailed information about the concepts of FSM and the standards that demand it.

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