TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer Certificate

This training course is designed for engineers and consultants involved in any part of the functional safety life cycle in the oil & gas, chemical and processing industries.

Anyone can participate in the training course however only those who wish to attend the exam in order to get a Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate, have to fulfill the requirements of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.

The Functional Safety Engineer course is held over 4 days with the exam on the final day.

Lunch and refreshments are provided. Class size is limited to ensure that all students get the best quality training possible.

The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program is based on standards AS/IEC 61508 – AS/IEC 61511, PANTAC System Control provides training to achieve eligibility for the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer certificate.

The course is delivered by PANTAC System Control’s technical director, Paul Van Dyk. Paul has over 20 years experience in safety systems, is a Functional Safety Expert (TÜV Rheinland, # 215/13) and Energy Safe Type B, gas safety advanced accredited. Paul also holds a US Patent for continuous on-line Safety Integrity Level calculation methods.

TUV course flyer.pdf

Course agenda

Day 1
– Overview of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Program
– Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems
– International Safety Standards
– Regulations and Enforcement
– Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
– Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
– Introduction to SIL Determination Methods

Day 2
– Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
– Semi-Quantitative SIL Method
– Methodology Examples of use Conclusions
– Safety Requirement Specification (SRS)
c/w Scope Template for Guidance and use.
– Afternoon Exercise and Quiz

Day 3
– SIL Verification
IEC-61508 and 61511 Methods
Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
Human Error
– Management of Functional Safety
Role of individuals
Plan for verification, assessments, auditing and validation.
Procedures for evaluating performance after SIF is installed
– Design

Day 4
Knowledge and comprehension of PANTAC System Control’s training course material will be verified by a proficiency examination consisting of 100 multiple choice questions, and 5 multi-part working problems.

The overall passing criteria is 75%.

Participants that:
1) Complete the training course.
2) Pass the proficiency examination.
3) Meet the eligibility criteria.

Are eligible to receive a TÜV Rheinland – Functional Safety Engineer certificate.

Additional Student Information

Course material and exam are in English.

Course hours are typically 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with coffee and lunch breaks.

Time for evening review of the day’s lecture material and exercise assignments is highly recommended.

Students should be present throughout the entire 3 days of lectures in order to be eligible for the exam on the 4th day.

All documentation required for the course will be in the Training Manual provided.

Each student should bring a calculator to class and to the exam. The only engineering functions needed are exponents.

The TÜV Rheinland, Functional Safety Engineering exam is a closed book focused on concepts and exercises reviewed during the lectures. The exam is typically completed in 2 to 3 hours with a maximum limit of 5 hours.