Richard Automation, Inc.

Safety Instrumented Systems

Richard Automation offers experienced, in-house resources to manage process safety projects using a lifecycle approach necessary for compliance to current industry standards. These services are based upon proven methodologies for addressing the design, operation, maintenance, testing and change management associated with safety instrumented systems (SIS) as defined by the current industry standards ANSI/IEC-61511 and ISA-84. No matter which approach, our engineers are available to provide leadership, facilitation and engineering services associated a complete SIS solution.

RAI provides engineering and consulting services that not only address the safety instrumented systems, but an overall plant security program. These activities focus on identifying potential hazards, and through risk assessment and mitigation, help to reduce the likelihood of events which may negatively impact a plant in terms of environment, personnel health and safety, and asset protection. Just as process and industrial safety and security are crucial to the safe operation of any plant or worksite, cyber-security has become a necessity in today's technology-driven marketplace.

Richard Automation had documented experience in achieving compliance with the applicable industry and client specific functional safety standards by working closely with their clients. RAI prides itself in its ability to understand and adapt to the processes unique to a client's safety system programs. Participating with the client's Process Safety Management groups, we integrate the client's methods into the RAI SIS process and in many cases provide validation for management. RAI provide the following safety related services:

  • PHA/LOPA Gap Analysis
  • Facilitate Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Determination. Calculations and Verification
  • Safety Instrument Function (SIF) Identification
    • Cause and Effect Matrix (CEM)
    • Safety Requirements Specification (SRS)
  • Functional Design Specifications
  • System Reliability / Availability Studies
  • Detailed Engineering (Software and field design)
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Complete Lifecycle Documentation & Validation Methods
  • Proof Test Procedures / Testing Cycles
  • Factory and Site Acceptance Tests (FAT/SAT)
  • Commissioning / Start-up / Hot-Cutover Support