PDS-forum Meetings

PDS-forum has two annual meetings; one during the spring and one in the autumn.

Every meeting is stipulated to two days. The first day usually starts with a workshop around noon and the main meeting starts in the afternoon with introductory talks followed by a dinner. The second day starts with talks and discussions concerning the predefined agenda and the meeting ends with a common lunch.

The presentations usually cover a variety of relevant topics and are given by the forum members, by SINTEF personnel, as well as external speakers. All meetings are held in Trondheim, Norway.

A typical PDS-forum meeting

Day 1 (starting around 12 AM)

  • Workshop on a PDS and SIS related topic for 2-3 hours with introduction speekers, group discussioins and plenary discussions.
  • Series of 3-4 lectures
  • Dinner in the evening

Day 2

  • Series of 4-6 lectures
  • Lunch around 12 AM

Typical lectures in the main meeting

  • Status on updates of standards like IEC 61511/61508
  • Safety Instrumented systems in other industries (aviation, railway, car industry, etc.)
  • New development projects
  • New equipment within safety instrumented systems
  • Operational follow-up of Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • PDS administration – presentation of the status on the ongoing PDS research project