ProLytX offers a wide variety of functional safety services. Like all ProLytX offerings, the functional safety services are data and quality control focused. The functional safety services can be broken into three key areas: Audit/Assessment services, Deliverable-Creation services and 3rd Party Verification/Validation services.
One of the key differentiators of using ProLytX is the integration of the ‘Hive’ technology into audit work. This integration of the ‘Hive’ technology allows ProLytX to perform high level checks using a large amount of data and giving measurable results about the state of items being reviewed.
Functional Safety Assessments review the ‘state’ of a scope of work with regards to the S84 or IEC61511 standard. To support this type of service, ProLytX has developed in-house business practices that formalize and report the results. This review can also utilize the ‘Hive’ technology where required, but the key differentiators in these services are the experience and business practices offered by ProLytX.
ProLytX offers a wide variety of deliverables. The scope and complexity of these deliverables varies according to the job and client. These deliverables can be used to support a larger project or can be the complete project. The following is a brief list of deliverables commonly offered by ProLytX.
Third Party Verification Services
ProLytX offers a variety of verification and validation services. In Functional Safety, it is important to note the difference in the terms. Verification is the check of the design to the design requirements. These can be thought of as engineering checks, documentation checks, configuration checks or theoretical checks of the design. Validation is the confirmation through inspection that the item being examined meets the requirements, or in other words, what was specified was actually configured and installed.
ProLytX offers a unique approach to verification and validation not seen anywhere else in the industry. ProLytX can offer any normal verification or validation service; however, there are two key differentiators offered by ProLytX which set it apart from its competition. The first key differentiator is the focus on third party verification and validation. This market space is nearly empty in the US, and is not well filled outside of the US. There are several entities that attempt to fill this space now but these entities are usually filling this space only out of necessity, not out of core competency. The second key differentiator is ProLytX’s focus on data-driven solutions that has allowed ProLytX to develop advanced testing solutions. These testing solutions focus on verifying and (if applicable) validating the control systems of the various clients served by ProLytX. These testing solutions are a keystone for the ProLytX functional safety offerings.
Functional Safety Offerings
- Procedure Development with Built-in Simulation Services
- FAT / SAT Facilitation
- Turnaround / Commissioning Support
- Assessments – review/report the 'state' of a facility or project with regards to S84/IEC61511.
- Audits - review the 'state' of a facility or project with regards to their own functional safety procedures or corporate requirements.
- Functional Safety Plans
- Safety Requirement Specification (SRS) Documents
- Programming Standards
- Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Verification
- Cause and Effects