Course Description

This process systems technology course is designed for those wanting to understand the basics of function safety engineering and how to apply the safety life cycle concepts as defined in the international safety standards such as ISA 84.00.01-2004/IEC 61511 in the process control industry.

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) learning topics include Safety Life Cycle Concepts, Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) and their selection, Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS), verification of SIL, installation, operation and maintenance issues, documentation and cost justification.

This SIS course also covers:

  • The application of Functional Safety Standards in prescriptive standard based environments such as BMS
  • Operator initiated SIF analysis
  • Continuous and Demand modes of SIFs and their analysis
  • Design guidance
  • General purpose versus safety specific devices
  • Fault tolerance
  • The relationship of BPCS and SIS
  • Certification/prior use guidelines
  • BMS application example with typical SIFs, their assessment and verifications

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Safety Instrumented Systems
M, W
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jun 20, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $1,140.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 03, 2021 to Jun 21, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 03, 2021 to Jun 21, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 22, 2022 to Aug 07, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:   

If you have additional questions, contact Advising at conedadvising@sait.ca


No class Monday, August 1, 2022.

Process industry experience and/or knowledge of DCS is recommended to be successful in this course.

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