New handbook: Reliability Data for Safety Equipment

Are you working with reliability of safety related equipment? Do you want to predict how your safety functions will perform during operation? Are you working in an engineering company or as a consultant, and need to verify quantitative safety integrity level (SIL) requirements, or provide credible input values to layer of protection analyses (LOPA)? Or are you a maintenance engineer and want to compare the operational performance of your safety system with typical industry values?

SINTEF is proud to present a new reliability data handbook, the 2021 edition of the PDS data handbook. The book represents one of the broadest and best documented data bases for safety equipment, worldwide.

If so, the PDS data handbook is the ideal companion. The reliability data herein are based on comprehensive operational experience, and the detailing and assessment of the data have been significantly improved as compared to previous versions. The data have been subject to extensive quality assurance, where equipment experts and operational personnel have gone through and classified some thirty thousand maintenance notifications and work orders manually.

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The PDS handbook has become the preferred data source among Norwegian companies involved in the analyses of safety systems for the process industry, and has also been sold extensively abroad.