Smart Safety Test for Efficient Engineering
Is it possible to test safety functions automatically? SILworX - the efficient engineering tool for all HIMA systems - offers a feature with added value in the digitalization of functional safety with the Smart Safety Test.
The life cycle of a safety instrumented system requires necessary tests. These mean organizational effort and can affect production. Flexible test concepts are a solution here. The Smart Safety Test offers a concept for automating these tests. For this purpose, test criteria and expected results are formulated and stored in the engineering system.
The Smart Safety Test transforms the SILworX Engineering Station into a test facility.
The tests are divided into individual steps. The individual steps include the input parameters, the expected output parameters and, if applicable, time delays. By stringing together these defined test steps, complete test sequences can be automated. The results achieved are automatically documented by the engineering system and are available as test evidence. The test programs can be created directly in SILworX or imported from other tools.
Improved workflows in the safety lifecycle
Automated Testing with Smart Safety Test
Efficient to operateIncreasing plant availability through flexible test cycles.
Safe in usePlant safety throughout the entire safety life cycle.
TÜV-certifiedAlready certified with the safety controller.
High profitabilityMaintenance costs are reduced and the organizational effort is simplified.
Evonik increases plant availability with HIMA Smart Safety Test
Using a HIMA Smart Safety Test, specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik in Marl, Germany, was able to increase the availability of a propene distillation unit. With the help of partial stroke tests on safety-relevant butterfly valves, the cycles between plant shutdowns can be extended from one to three years. The successful project is being acclaimed as groundbreaking because of its economic significance.
The digitalization of functional safety as a holistic process: from engineering and operation to expansions and modifications. Automated tests for safety functions are an important part of digitalization and offer the opportunity to make the handling of safety technology more efficient and significantly simplify it for plant operators.