Efficient Protection for People, Plant and Machinery
In addition to explosion protection, functional safety is an important aspect in production plants implementing process engineering. The aim of functional safety is to use automation to avoid critical plant conditions and thus to protect people, plant and machinery from damage. This enables plant operators to meet the legal requirements for safe operation and reduce the risk of incidents and downtime in production.
R. STAHL helps plant operators to select suitable protective equipment based on a risk assessment. The automation components to be used should meet the requirements as per the IEC EN 61508 and IEC EN 61511 for process-related plant. The safety systems are likely to achieve the defined safe condition so that they perform their function in the event of a potential incident, e.g. a disconnection.