ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Lifecycle Management and SIL Verification

Vertigo is a site or enterprise solution for developing, documenting, tracking, proof testing, and maintaining SIS documentation throughout the entire life of the system.

Instrumented Protective Functions (IPFs) can either be entered manually or synchronized from Open PHA Cloud. After selecting the Sensors, Logic Solvers, and Final Elements using either Kenexis Standard Failure Rate Data or your own data, you can perform SIL Verification Calculations in Vertigo.

Vertigo keeps track Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS) and C&E Tables and every protective function, and their status, events, revisions, testing, and bypass authorization. Status is immediately recognizable through the dashboard.

Features:

  • Extensive equipment failure rate database
  • SIL Verification calculation engine
  • Enterprise, multi-site, multi-user platform
  • Safety Requirements Specifications (SRS) documentation
  • Easy access and integration / synchronization with other systems
  • Dashboard view of critical information

Vertigo utilizes an extensive database of instrument failure rate data developed over years of experience by Kenexis engineers. This database includes both generic and application specific failure rate data collected from both published industry sources as well as data collected by Kenexis from various client sites worldwide. In addition, vendor specific data is included for most popular makes/models of instruments.  Vertigo also allows users to create custom databases specific to their plant or organization.

SIL Verification calculations are easily performed in Vertigo using a simple interface. All calculations performed by the Vertigo calculation engine have been extensively validated and are in conformance with the recommended practice of ISA TR84.00.02 Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) – Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Evaluation Techniques. 

Vertigo ingrates seamlessly with our fault-tree analysis  for complex evaluations.

SRS documentation is easily and quickly developed with our intuitive data structure. Simplifying the process of creating SRS by avoiding duplicate entries while providing outputs in a variety of formats which are specific to the needs of the document user. Requirements are collected at the individual instrument level at the SIF level and at the overall system/project level. In addition to the written requirements of the system, Vertigo also automatically creates a compact and efficient functional logic representation of your system through cause and effect diagrams.

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Comments:

“SIL Verification calculations are validated and easy to perform in this tool using their online failure rate database.”

Continuing Engineering Support

Provides either a consulting engineer to provide a service or seconded (contract) employee. Companies can take advantage of contracting an SIS or PSM expert for short or extended periods to function as part of an engineering team. Or companies can take advantage of the same Kenexis staff to function as a service to provide the same functions as an independent third party.

Integrated Safety Suite & Process Safety Training Center

Kenexis Software runs on our secure cloud servers and is accessed by any licensed user on any computer or tablet through a standard browser. The unique architecture ensures that your software is always available and up to date with the latest performance metrics and resource databases.

Our Process Safety Training Center is also integrated with the software on the Integrated Safety Suite so you can learn how to use the software, learn theory, and process safety engineering all in one place.

Our solution makes it easy for a licensed user to share project information with others including contracts, EPCs, and to leverage Kenexis process safety engineers for project assistance, outsourcing, and verification and certification of your analyses.

  • Compatibility with most browsers in most operating systems
  • Integrated with Process Safety Training Center
  • Extensive standard and custom equipment databases
  • Detailed technical documentation and help
  • Dedicated help desk and support
  • Reports and graphical results output and export

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Vertigo keeps track Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS) and C&E Tables and every protective function, and their status, events, revisions, testing, and bypass authorization. Status is immediately recognizable through the dashboard.

Features:

  • Extensive equipment failure rate database
  • SIL Verification calculation engine
  • Enterprise, multi-site, multi-user platform
  • Safety Requirements Specifications (SRS) documentation
  • Easy access and integration / synchronization with other systems
  • Dashboard summaries for SIF by SIL rating, SIL verification, recommendations, testing status, and recent events

Price

A concurrent-user license cost $5,000/yr for the first license. One concurrent license can be used easily in small team, but if you start needing access more when someone else is using the one license, you can add a subsequent license for only half the annual subscription rate.

Use the Contact Kenexis section below to request a proposal.

More Information

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Software Training

There are training courses on Vertigo on our Process Safety Training Center.

You will find a training button  when you log into Open PHA at https://kiss.kenexis.com/Account/Login.aspx

The class above is no charge (free). There are also theory and practice classes that require an annual training subscription for $600 USD. With the training subscription, you will also have access to all our process safety training.

Here are the classes currently available:

  • Bowtie for Open PHA
  • Calculating Fire Detector Coverage
  • Getting Started with Effigy – Fire and Gas Mapping Software
  • Introduction to Fire and Gas Mapping
  • ISA TR 84.00.07-2019 Changes
  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) – Participant Training
  • Open PHA Custom Reporting
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Overview and Awareness
  • Safety Requirements Specifications (SRS)
  • Scenario Coverage Gas Detector Placement
  • Security PHA Review
  • SIL Verification
  • SIS – Maintenance Responsibilities
  • SIS – Management Responsibilities
  • SIS – Operations Responsibilities
  • Using Effigy
  • Using Open PHA
  • Using Vertigo

For Technical Support please contact us by email at [email protected] or call +1-614-451-7031 or use the form below:

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For General Inquiries and Software or Training Quotes please contact us by email at [email protected] or call +1-614-451-7031 or use the form below:

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Use this form to contact Kenexis directly. We will respond as soon as possible, usually within one business day. Thank you