Safety Integrity Concept

Authored by: Holger Schult

Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138035126
eBook ISBN: 9781315269351
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The safety integrity concept and the philosophy behind it are explained. Allocation and apportionment of safety integrity requirements due to CLC EN 50126 are outlined. With regard to safety-related electronic equipment, safety integrity levels, their application, allocation, and apportionment are described. This includes pitfalls as well as potential misuse of the integrity concept. The specific issues with regard to mechatronic systems in comparison to electronic systems are considered.

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