TURBINE FUNCTIONAL SAFETY COMPETENCY

3 Day Training Program With Certification

Energy & OHS regulation in Australia imposes a duty of care on owners of rotating machinery, to ensure that the protective functions of the controls are maintained at the levels of effectiveness assumed in the original design.

The course is designed to provide an understanding of the framework of the relevant standards (AS61511 and for Gas-powered Turbines, AS3814, plus in some cases API and ISO standards) and to provide a recognized competency assessment for operator/maintainers and designers of turbines and turbine controls.

The course syllabus and instructor have been assessed by statutory regulators including Energy Safe, Victoria. As a result it is considered prudent practice for Operators and Maintainers to seek Turbine Functional Safety Competency accreditation.

Turbine Functional Safety Management equally applies to analog, relay, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic trip systems as well as Safety Integrity Level (SIL) rated Programmable Electronic (Safety) Systems (PES).

TFSC course flyer.pdf

Who should attend?

Operators and Maintainers of Turbines, Superintendents and Plant Support Engineers, Regulators. Successful completion of Exam is evidence of competency to design or modify, supervise or carry the out proof tests of critical safety functions such as; overspeed protection, vibration, loss of lubrication, flameout, etc

 TFSC Course: Objectives & Content

Understanding of Applicable Standards

• Australian, American and International Standards
• Best practice
• Certification & Licensing

Understanding of Risk Assessment Techniques

      • Safety Instrument Function
– Identification

Understanding of Risk Level Assignment

• Safety Instrument Function
– SIL Assignment

Understanding of Safety validation techniques

• Safety Instrument Function
– SIL Validation

Understanding of Designing for Safety

• Fault Tolerance
• Fail Safe
• Independence
• Common Cause

Understanding of Proof testing

• Benefits of Proof Testing
• Self-checking, pre-post start
• Voting and trend comparison
• Calibration versus proof testing

Understanding of typical Safety Instrumented Function

• Speed, Flame detection
• Pressure – Oil, Fuel, Air, Exhaust, Vacuum
• Temperature – Oil, Bearings, Engine, Rotor
• Level – Steam drum, Condenser
• Flow – Surge
• Position – Valves

Understanding of purge requirements

• Isolation – Gas, Liquid, Gas Starters
• Venting
• Leak testing
• Critical time calculation
• Purge flow requirements

Understanding of Programmable Electronic System (PES) program requirements

• Forcing points
• Modifying program elements
• Version control & Security

Understanding of PES project and SIS life cycle requirements

• Risk Assessment, SIL Assignment
• SRS & Nat. Gas submission
• FAT, SAT, Operate & Maintain
• Design Review

The Exam (Certification is Optional)

The course is divided into logical topics called learning modules.

The exam includes a total of 9 questions / problems per module.

Each applicant should attempt to correctly answer at least 7 out of the 9 questions (78%) to achieve a pass in the module.
The achieve certification; a total pass mark of 75% must be achieved irrespective of individual module results.

The exam is closed book.