Fluid Components International (FCI) now offers the industry’s broadest offering of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) compliant thermal flow meters and liquid/gas flow switches and level switches.
Today, compliance with the various international and regional safety standards requires a more rigorous approach to the overall safety lifecycle of a system compared to the reliance on the best engineering design practices of the past.
As a result, a broader and significant increase in the implementation of these standards has been noted within the instrumentation and control industry. The standards most commonly referenced in the process industries are: IEC 61511: Functional Safety - Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector; ANSI/ISA-84.00.01 (IEC 61511 Mod) - Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector; and IEC 61508: Functional Safety of Electrical, Electronic, and Programmable Electronic Safety Related Systems.
The continuous global focus on improved safety within the chemical, electric power, oil/gas, petroleum refining and other hazardous industries is driving these standards. FCI has responded to the requirements for SIL rated flow and level instruments with the design, testing and manufacture of its thermal sensor technology mass flow meters, flow switches and level switches. The result is the industry’s largest offering of SIL compliant thermal dispersion technology instrumentation products.
To ensure that FCI provides unbiased failure rate data, the company utilises independent, authorised third parties such as exida and TÜV Nord to perform the FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostics Analysis) per IEC 61508 for our thermal flow meters and thermal switches.