IEC 61508 is a functional safety standard for Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic (E/E/PE) Systems. This standard is a basic safety publication, which means it is to be applied to any safety related E/E/PE system unless a specific end-equipment level standard exists. IEC 61508 forms the foundation for many IEC and ISO end equipment-level functional safety standards for industrial process, industrial machinery, medical and a variety of other industries.
Examples of these applications include:
- Remote input/output
- Human machine interface (HMI)
- Safety and shutdown systems
- Turbine control
- Chemical Processes
- Train control
- Infusion pumps
- Respirators and ventilators
SafeTI-61508 design packages for functional safety include components developed as compliant items to IEC 61508:2010 targeting safety integrity levels (SILs) 1 to 3., which supports SIL levels from SIL-1 to SIL-3. These design packages enable manufacturers of E/E/PE systems to achieve faster and easier system certification.