Based in the north east of Scotland, we support local industries in all aspects of the Functional Safety Lifecycle. Functional Safety is essential to all process plant operations and our objective is to provide an efficient, high quality service, delivering Functional Safety solutions to ensure compliance and continued safe operation.
Currently consisting of a team of five full time staff, all local to the north east of Scotland, we have expertise in a number of the leading software products used in the management of Functional Safety.
Fulcrum offer SIL assessment services, including all mainstream methods of SIL classification including RGA, LOPA, Matrix. Fulcrum also refer to company specific guidance for applying the SIL classification at this stage of the FS lifecycle.
Fulcrum can carry out SIL verification calculations to assess whether the installed/proposed hardware can meet the requirements of the target SIL. This can be done using a variety of methods, including specialised software applications or fault tree analysis.
Fulcrum are able to carry out FSA at any lifecycle stage, such as at stage 3 as part of final commissioning or stage 4 for process plants that have been in production for some time.
Fulcrum can also assist with the design of specific safety functions where SIL2 or SIL3 requirements are to be met. This can be carried out, complementing the work carried out by the incumbent design contractor.
Fulcrum can provide detailed proof test procedures to ensure that all the requirements of IEC-61511, EEMUA222 and the guidance from the Health and Safety Executive are included.
Fulcrum can carry out alarm reviews based on the guidance in EEMUA191 and perform periodic status reviews to ensure that alarm systems are functioning efficiently and providing the correct operator feedback.
Fulcrum offer functional safety training in a flexible setting or via our online computer-based traning portal. We can offer tailored training packages to meet your specific requirements.
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Fulcrum can carry out review services on project or operational documentation and drawings, including SIL assessment guidelines and company tolerability tables.
Fulcrum can prepare detailed FS management plans in accordance with the requirements of IEC-61511 for each lifecycle stage from hazard and risk assessment to decommissioning.
Stan is a Chartered Engineer with 22 years engineering experience in the Oil & Gas industry.
He has worked in a number of roles including design contractors, operations support and verification. Stan has specialised in FS for the last 13 years and is currently a leading practitioner in applying LOPA.
Stan holds an honours degree in electronic engineering and became a chartered engineer in 2002. Stan has been a certified FS Engineer (TUV Rheinland) since 2007 and is a member of the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS).
Stan is currently undertaking a post graduate MSc Safety Risk & Reliability Engineering.
Keith is a Chartered Engineer with 20 years engineering experience in the Oil & Gas industry.
Keith has worked in a number of roles including design contractors, operations support and control system software development. Keith has specialised in FS for the last 12 years.
Keith holds an honours degree in electronic and computer engineering and became a chartered engineer in 2002. Keith has been a certified FS Engineer (TUV Rheinland) since 2007 and achieved FS Expert certification in 2013.
Keith is currently involved in industry research on the performance of safety instrumented systems in the oil and gas industry.
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