With Vertigo™ you can develop and track Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS) in multiple ways. Vertigo™ supports SRS development using both clause-based general requirements and customizable SIF/Instrument SRS datasheets.
Additionally, SIS logic specifications can be developed using built-in Cause & Effect (C&E) Diagrams.
During the operational phase Vertigo™ tracks SIS key metrics like system activations (trips), bypass activations, and systems failures revealed during testing. Deficiencies in key metrics can easily be identified thanks to easily understood Dashboards.
- 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.
For complex SIL Verification calculations, Vertigo™ ingrates seamlessly with our Arbor™ Fault Tree Analysis software.
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.