Safety Control & Instrumented Systems Conference – Sydney

The Safety Control & Instrumented Systems Conference wrapped up in Sydney last week. The 3 day event featured keynote presentations from world renown experts Paul Gruhn (USA) and Ron Bell (UK) and focused on the technology and application of safety-related control and instrumentation systems in the chemicals, energy, mining and manufacturing industries.

Top rated presentations included:

  1. Layer of Protection Analysis and Common Mistakes – Paul Gruhn, Rockwell Automation (USA)
  2. Revisions to IEC 61508. What Has Changed and What is the Impact for You? – Ron Bell, ESC Ltd (UK)
  3. Functional Safety – How Can We Make Better Use of Competency Based Assessment – Mirek Generowicz – Engineering Manager, I&E Systems Pty Ltd
  4. Machinery and Automation Safety – Safety Categories vs. SILs vs. Performance Levels Ken Robertson – Senior Consultant, Machine Safety Consulting

Positive feedback from delegates included:

“The banter between the experts provided great entertainment” – Bill Locker, Bass

It was great having speakers who are involved in developing the standards” – Ernst Krauss, Clough AMEC

“Conference of a high standard” – Ian Katavatis , Hatch Associates

Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. Brilliantly organised, the speakers were wonderful  and delivered papers that were very informative” – Mara Cozzi, Industrial Electrix Magazine (Media)

Thank you to all that attended and contributed to the healthy debate and discussions over the 3 day event.

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