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Training

exida provides comprehensive functional safety, ICS control cybersecurity, and Alarm Management training from single day public courses to week long custom onsite training workshops.

Onsite Courses

Custom onsite courses offered by exida can be found in the list below

Open Enrollment Courses

For a list of our public course offerings, please visit our course schedule page.

7 Steps to Industrial Control System Cyber Security

This course provides an introduction to industrial control system (ICS) cyber security and a practical 7 step process for managers and engineers involved in operating, maintaining and integrating ICS/SCADA systems. We have simplified the material from numerous standards and best practice documents, such as ANSI/ISA 99 and NERC CIP, and coupled it with our experience in assessing the security of dozens of industrial control systems to bring you this easy to follow process. Attending this course won’t make you an expert, but it will get your started and on the right path in far less time than it would if you were to start diving in on your own.

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Alarm Rationalization with SILAlarm

Attendees will learn how to conduct alarm rationalization of greenfield (new) or brownfield (existing) applications in order to optimize performance of their alarm systems. The class immerses participants in discussion and hands on exercises which have been designed to demonstrate the best practices and requirements for rationalization as taken from the ISA-18.2 alarm management standard and EEMUA 191 guideline. The class focuses on how rationalization can lead to improved operator performance by eliminating / preventing common alarm problems such as nuisance / chattering / stale alarms, incorrect priority, alarm overload, and alarm floods. It also includes a discussion on tips and tricks for creating an alarm philosophy document, such as how to effectively define the “rules” for rationalization. Exercises will use exida’s SILAlarm rationalization tool.

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Applying IEC 61511 to Burner Management Systems

This course provides an overview on how to implement a performance based Burner Management System (BMS) and move away from the constraints of a prescription based standard for safety function design, especially when waste fuels are introduced into boilers or process heaters. The IEC 61511 standard is the functional safety standard specific to the Process Industry sector. This standard introduces a safety lifecycle concept which is a structured engineering process to ensure functional safety is achieved in a plant. The standard also focuses on evaluation of process risk and required risk reduction, if necessary. The safety lifecycle approach to BMS will address any deficiencies in design, testing, documentation, maintenance or modification requirements.

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CHAZOP - Control Hazard and Operability Study

Control Hazard and Operability Study (CHAZOP) is a procedure for carrying the safety and reliability analysis of existing or planned Control and Computer systems.The techniques are in many ways similar to, and have been adopted from the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) procedure that is widely used and are very successful for process plants. This CHAZOP training is intended to familiarize the participants with the various methodologies associated with CHAZOP and to enable the participants to facilitate and/or participate meaningfully in CHAZOP sessions.

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Functional Safety Engineering I & II

This course provides an overview of process industry safety engineering from the point of view of the Risk Analyst and Process Safety Coordinator. The first half of the safety lifecycle will be explained, as well as reviewing analysis, requirements creation and management, Safety Integrity Level (SIL) determination, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and consequence analysis. The course sequence of Functional Safety Engineering I & II is designed as a broad review in preparation for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and Certified Functional Safety Professional (CFSP) process industry application engineering exams.

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HAZOP/LOPA - Hazard and Operability/Layer of Protection Analysis

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IEC 61508 Software Development

The IEC 61508 standard for functional safety includes significant requirements related to software development.

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Introduction to Alarm Management Practices & Principles

With the release of the ISA-18.2 standard “Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries,” and increased attention from major incidents, companies are being driven by regulators (OSHA) and insurance companies to adopt “good engineering practices” for alarm management. The purpose of this training seminar is to educate key personnel about alarm management practices and principles and show them how their roles & responsibilities could be affected by complying with ISA-18.2.

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Introduction to IEC 61508

The IEC 61508 standard for functional safety of electrical/electronic and programmable electronic systems explains the concepts of safety integrity levels, the safety lifecycle and many detail requirements needed to ensure functional safety. The standard is comprehensively reviewed and explained. Documentation requirements, project implications, and maintenance/operational implications are explained. Checklists and other implementation tools are presented.

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Introduction to IEC 61508: Functional Safety of E/E/PE Safety-Related Systems

With this course you will understand the scope and general requirements of IEC 61508 and how efficient functional safety management works. You will also receive an introduction to the safety lifecycle defined by the IEC 61508 and get familiar with safety parameters, concepts and verification techniques,

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Introduction to IEC 62061

Safety of machinery - Functional Safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems.

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ISO 26262 - Road Vehicles Functional Safety

This course features: a Functional Safety Overview, Functional Safety Management, Automotive Safety Lifecycle, Item Definition and Boundary Analysis, Safety Lifecycle Tailoring and Development Safety Plan, and much more.

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Overview of IEC 61508 and How it Applies to End-Users

The IEC 61508 standard for functional safety of electrical /electronic and programmable electronic sys- tems explains the concepts of safety integrity levels, the safety lifecycle, and many detail requirements needed to ensure functional safety. Though the standard is typically referred to as the manufacturers standard, end-users in the process industry are likely to run into IEC 61508 references, e.g. regarding cer- tification of equipment.

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Overview of IEC 61511: The Functional Safety Standard for End-Users in the Process Industry

The IEC 61511 standard is the functional safety standard, specific to the Process Industry sector. The standard introduces a safety lifecycle concept, a structured engineering process to ensure functional safety is achieved in a plant. The standard also focuses on probabilistic evaluation of process risk and required risk reduction, if necessary. This training will provide an introduction to the IEC 61511 functional safety standard. The functional safety lifecycle will be discussed from a “big picture” perspective, with subsequently additional detail in the main phases of the lifecycle, Analysis, Realization, and Operation. The training will conclude with functional safety requirements and basic reliability concepts.

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Security Development Lifecycle Training

The objective of this course is to train R&D teams, through a combination of lecture and workshop, on how to properly and effectively integrate software security assurance practices and techniques into their existing software development lifecycle.

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SIL Selection and SIL Verification with exSILentia

Attendees will learn how to perform Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection and Verification using the advanced capabilities of exSILentia. This will help users determine the required risk reduction for each hazard scenario and the achieved risk reduction for each identified Safety Instrumented Function (SIF). The class will also cover interfacing with Process Hazard Analysis results, documentation of the Safety Requirements Specification (SRS), and operational aspects such as proof testing.

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