There are plants that need to correspond to particular safety standards. The IEC 61508 standard helps to ensure safety with the Safety Integrity Levels (SIL). COPA-DATA is SIL 2 certified, thus enabling the implementation of zenon for process visualization and control in safety-critical applications.
What is SIL?
The Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) are defined in the IEC 61508 standard. The SILs relate to electrical, electronic or programmable electronic systems (E/E/PE systems), that could cause damage. Companies that operate such safety-critical equipment can make standardized safety precautions with the help of SIL certification and minimize the danger of malfunctions.
COPA-DATA SIL 2 certification
Software planning and development according to IEC 61508-3 forces manufacturers to clearly define their processes and procedures. Work steps need to be precisely documented and checked. The principle of dual control applies to every step of the process.
We have been implementing all of these measures for many years in the development of our zenon Product Family and can thereby fall back on a wealth of experience. COPA-DATA is certified to SIL 2 in accordance with the requirements of the IEC 61508 standard.
zenon can be implemented in safety-critical applications for process visualization and control. Numerous safety relevant functionalities support our customers in developing highly reliable applications. Furthermore, the TÜV Süd certification offers the necessary framework for a safety conform implementation.